Webday Wednesdays

The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, instructors and participants is very important to the RAIC. As such, the RAIC is working diligently to  transition all  Continuing Education events and offerings from now until September 30, 2020  to virtual platforms.  

Updates will be provided directly to participants of any in-person activities taking place up until September 30, 2020  as soon as possible via e-mail and raic.org/continuingeducation

For questions related to Continuing Education, contact education@raic.org

'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 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 2 (September - December) Bundle


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September - Indigenous Architecture and Design - Monthly Bundle

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.

September 9 - NOT FOR US WITHOUT US: Pursuing Design with Indigenous Communities in a Good Way
Patrick R. Stewart (Nisga’a), 
PhD, M.Arch., B.Arch, BEDS, BA Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP | Adjunct Professor, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University, SALA, University of British Columbia  

September 16 - Indigenuity 
Alfred Waugh, Architect AIBC, OAA, NWTAA, MRAIC, LEED AP | Owner/Principle, Formline Architecture

September 23 - Supporting Indigenous Initiated Architecture in Canada through the Architectural Curriculum
Alain Fournier, 

23 septembre - Soutenir l'architecture initiée par les Autochtones grâce au programme d'études en architecture
Alain Fournier, 
FRAIC, OAQ, OAA, ALBNL, AANB,AIBC, NWTAA | Architecte, Associé principal et Chef de la direction, EVOQ ARCHITECTURE

Septembre 30 - Indigenous Planning and Architecture: Thoughts on Practicing with an Open Mind
Dr. Daniel Millette, 
MASA, MA, PhD, RPA, RPP, MCIP | Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University

October - Adaptive Reuse and Heritage Preservation - Monthly Bundle

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.

October 7 - Digital Recording of Existing and Historic Buildings for Conservation
Mario Santana Quintero, P.Eng Limited License | Professor, Carleton University

October 14 - Structural Considerations for Heritage Buildings
Tom Morrison, 
Heritage Standing Inc.

October 21 - Case study: Monastère des Augustines 
Bernard Serge Gagné, OAQ | ABCP Architecture
Dany Blackburn, 
OAQ, AANB, Agrément professionnel LEED du Conseil canadien du bâtiment durable du Canada | Architecte associé, ABCP Architecture

21 octobre - Réhabilitation du Monastère des Augustines
Bernard Serge Gagné, OAQ | ABCP Architecture
Dany Blackburn, 
OAQ, AANB, Agrément professionnel LEED du Conseil canadien du bâtiment durable du Canada | Architecte associé, ABCP Architecture

October 28 - TBD

November - Towards Zero-Energy Buildings - Monthly Bundle

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.

November 4 - The Passive House Way to Net Zero Standards
Sonia Zouari, OAA, OAQ, CPHD Trainer, LEED GA, EcoDistricts AP | Contemporary Architect, Parks Canada Agency

November 11 - Integrated hybrid systems: A case study of low energy building design
Jesse Dormody
, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP | Senior Associate, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
Erik Olsen, PE | Managing Partner, Transsolar KlimaEngineering, NY

November 18 - Achieving Zero Carbon in Mixed Used Buildings
Jenny McMinn, B.Arch, B.ES, LEED AP BD+C, One Planet Living Integrator | Managing Director, Urban Equation
Craig McIntyre, PEng, MSc, CMVP, LEED® AP BD+C | President, EQ Building Performance 

November 25 - TBD


Thank you to our November Sponsor:

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing, and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 63 consecutive years. 

December – Urbanism & Architecture - Monthly Bundle

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. 

December 2 - Designing for Future Mobility: Developing a Framework for the Livable Future City
Aaron Knorr, AAA, LEED AP | Senior Associate, Perkins and Will

December 9 - Towards Sustainable Canadian Urbanism - the Architect's Role
Alexandru Taranu, FRAIC, FCIP, OAA, RPP | Sr. Advisor, Design, City of Brampton/Council for Canadian Urbanism

December 16 - TBD

December 23 - TBD


Thank you to our December Sponsor:

DesignABLE Environments Inc. (DE) is one of Canada’s oldest and leading consulting firm that provides expertise to public and private sector clients on how to design the built environment to meet the needs of all people, including persons with disabilities and the elderly. DE has been instrumental in developing and popularising the philosophies of both barrier-free and universal design. DE’s staff work within project teams to ensure that team members gain a true understanding of the complexities, challenges and opportunities associated with accessibility. DE has an extensive track record as accessibility consultants on local and international projects, including residential, commercial, educational, judicial, recreational, institutional, and healthcare projects. DE is skilled in the interpretation and application of a variety of accessibility standards and best practices to provide supportive built environments that promote independence, dignity and safety for all.

For more information, please visit www.designable.ca.


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