2019 RAIC Foundation bursary recipients

CaGBC Scholarship

Alexandre Rossignol, of McGill University in Montreal, QC, is the 2019 recipient of the RAIC Foundation’s CaGBC Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship was established through an endowment from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) to promote and encourage sustainable research and design in Canadian schools of architecture and nurture the next generation of “green” designers.

“…the financial support of the council will give me great flexibility in executing necessary research over the next several months,” said Rossignol. “With this, I hope to fulfill my engagement to myself, to my program and school, and the RAIC.”

The jury noted that “the project rightly puts humans at the centre of the solution to climate change and its emphasis on traditional, locally-based approaches to construction gives it great social value as well. The project will give the CaGBC a great return on its investment.”


Kiyoshi Matsuzaki Scholarship


Rémi Bourque of Moncton, NB, is the recipient of the 2019 Kiyoshi Matsuzaki Scholarship. This $3,000 endowment, open to students of the RAIC Syllabus Program, was established in honour of the late Kiyoshi Matsuzaki PP/FRAIC.. It represents his l belief in the future of the profession of architecture and his  support of the next leaders of the profession.

“The prize, to me, is more than financial aid,” said Bourque. “It provides uplifting encouragement. I truly appreciate the jury’s thoughtful acknowledgments, and I hope to play an active part in Mr. Matsuzaki’s vision for the future of the profession.”

“Remi’s determination, compelling personal story and strong portfolio, alongside his academic and LEED work accomplishments are also validated by extraordinary support letters,” said the selection jury.. “This led to an admirable and unanimous choice by the jury that would make Kiyoshi Matsuzaki very proud.”


These awards are just two of many sponsored by the RAIC Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting the next generation of Canadian architects and their valuable contribution to the quality of communities and community life across Canada. Please support the RAIC Foundation with a monthly donation at https://www.raicf.ca/en/.