Webday Wednesdays

'Webday Wednesdays' are webinar-based learning opportunities organized into monthly, thematic mini-series, comprised of multiple related webinars. Each of these weekly webinars is presented by a different subject matter expert in the field being explored. 'Webday Wednesdays' take place on three to four Wednesdays per month.


Webday Wednesday 2020 

Semester 1:
January - Practice Essentials 
February - Emerging Technologies
March - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
April - Universal Design 

Semester 2:
September - Indigenous Architecture and Design
October - Adaptive Reuse and Heritage Preservation
November - Towards Zero-Energy Buildings 
December – Urbanism & Architecture

New in 2020, the RAIC is offering a variety of bundle options to help you save more! Benefit from either a full year or semester bundle: 

Full Year Bundle  

Semester 1 (January - April) Bundle

Semester 2 (September - December) Bundle


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Learn about how universal design can create environments that can be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people. Through lectures and case studies, the April series will look at the past, current, and future of accessible architecture and universal design. Participants will learn:

- How to integrate universal design principles in their projects;
- How universal design relates to revolutionary elements of design; and
- The future of universal design.

April Bundle 
Benefit from bundle pricing and receive one free webinar!  

April 1
Good Design is Inclusive Design 

Lorene Casiez BScN, MN, B.Des., WELL AP | Associate, Quadrangle
Jesse Klimitz B.A., M.Arch., MRAIC, OAA, Fitwel Ambassador | Director, Human Space

April 8
How to Hold Accessible Meetings and Consultations
Presented by:
Thea Kurdi RAIC Affiliate, GAATES Register Accessibility Consultant | Vice President, DesignABLE Environments Inc.


April 15
Through other eyes: how people with vision loss see your buildings
Presented by:
Bob Topping MRAIC OAA | President, DesignABLE Environments Incorporated
David Lepofsky LLB, Lawyer, Professor | Advocate for Persons with Disabilities, AODA Alliance

April 22
How do we know when a design is accessible?
Presented by:
Lara Pinchbeck, Doctoral Student at University of Alberta ,MA (Material Culture), BEDS (Architecture), BA, PHEc, RHFAC, PM 

April 29
An Investigation of the Costs of Accessibility – Building to RHFAC Gold
Presented by:
Darryl Condon Architect, AIBC, AAA, SAA, OAA, NLAA, AIA, FRAIC, LEED AP | Managing Principal with HCMA Architecture
Aiden Callison Architect AIBC, LEED AP | Principle with HCMA Architecture

September - Indigenous Architecture and Design

The September series of Webday Wednesday sets to honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous communities in Canada and their contribution to the profession. Through lectures and case studies this series will explore:

- How Indigenous architects continue to contribute to place-making in Canada; 
- Diversity of Indigenous design through history and communities;
- Indigenous-initiated architecture in Canada.

More information coming soon! 

October - Adaptive Reuse and Heritage Preservation

Discover the potential of Canada’s existing building stock. The October Webday Wednesday series will explore how current techniques save existing buildings and compare how architects are using these techniques to bring new life to existing buildings through case studies. The October series will explore:

- Unpacking Heritage Conservation in Canada;
- Technology and techniques in preservation; and
- Safeguarding character-defining features of Canadian architecture.

More information coming soon! 

November - Towards Zero-Energy Buildings

With only a decade to meet the 2030 Challenge, the November Webday Wednesday series will address the design of zero-energy buildings. Learn how architects can:

- Lead the shift towards low-energy buildings;
- Use energy models to inform key design decisions; and
- Learn how zerocarbon design can become commercially viable.

More information coming soon! 

December – Urbanism & Architecture

The December Webday Wednesday series will explore how the profession is contributing to the progressive rise of Canada’s urban population. This series will present innovation in Canadian Urbanism while addressing how architects:

- Shape cities;
- Design for future mobility; and
- Apply comprehensive density solutions. 

More information coming soon! 

Call for Presenters

Are you a subject matter expert looking to share your knowledge? Apply to present a webinar as part of the Webday Wednesday series! An ongoing call for webinar presentations and presenters is currently open.  


For information on past Webday Wednesdays series, click here.

For more information on the RAIC Continuing Education program, click here.

Have more questions? Interested in presenting a Webday webinar? Please contact: crivard@raic.org