Manitoba Association of Architects

// November 2018.2

Building Equality in Architecture Prairies

Building Equality in Architecture Prairies

In partnership with Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), we are pleased to announce our own prairie region initiative which will launch mentoring events and networking opportunities supporting equality, equity, and diversity in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, interior design, and the construction industry. Through this initiative we hope to leverage an opportunity for men, women, students and practitioners to connect with women leaders and mentors in our city-building professions in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

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Membership for a Stronger Profession

Join the RAIC to elevate your career, expand your knowledge and skills, enhance your network, and get great deals on essential products and services. Being a member of the RAIC means being part of a creative, engaged, and inclusive community that is building a strong future for architecture in Canada.

The RAIC engages in many activities on behalf of architects and architecture in Canada. It also offers a wide range of valuable member benefits, services, and programs to help members achieve success.

NEW Member Benefits:

  • Professional Liability Insurance Program for Architects
  • Home and Auto Insurance
  • Expanded continuing education and event opportunities

"The RAIC is the only national body that provides an overview of the achievements of our profession through its various awards programs and activities." – Patricia Patkau, FRAIC, Architect, AIBC RAIC Gold Medalist

"I joined the RAIC on licensure because I believe that advocating for the role of architecture in society is essential to the future of the profession in Canada. "– Toon Dreessen, Architect, OAA, FRAIC Past President, Ontario Association of Architects

"Through its highly professional learning opportunities, RAIC’s continuing education program focuses on developing current and relevant skills while offering a diverse array of contemporary themes." – Rami Bebawi, Architect, OAQ, MRAIC Recipient of the 2017 Prix de Rome

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BENCHmark - Call for Proposals

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 11:59PM CST

The Winnipeg Trails Association and Storefront Manitoba invite design teams to submit proposals for a permanent bench to be located along the Trans Canada Trail. We are asking you to put your skills to work and challenge the concept of a "common" bench. We are looking for an intervention that has the power to stop people in their tracks and provide a place to wait, rest, read and more.

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Update from the Disabilities Issues Office

The Disabilities Issues Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Disabilities Issues Office’s free online training on how to provide accessible customer service.

This online training is part of a series of tools the Manitoba Government has made available to help business and non-profits comply with the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service. As of November 1, 2018, all organizations with at least one employee must train employees and volunteers who create policies, manage, supervise or directly provide customer service.

To access other tools, such as the Employers’ Handbook, Sample Accessible Customer Service Policy, or Tips for Employees, please visit:

We invite you to stay informed about new tools and standards by subscribing to the Accessibility Newsletter, this month featuring a 2018 TEDxWinnipeg presentation on service animals.

You are also welcome to learn more about how to develop an accessible customer service policy by attending a training session on Organizational Requirements of the Customer Service Standard.

Please let us know what you think of the online training or any other resources. Your feedback is welcome!

Tracy MacMillan, Office Manager
Disabilities Issues Office (DIO)
Department of Families
630 - 240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 0J7
Ph: 204-945-7613 / Fax: 204-948-2896



Thursday, November 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Mercedes Garcia Holguera MArch, PhD

“From sustainable design to biomimetic design: Building science informing practice and research”

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Pallavi Swaranjali BArch, MDesign, PhD Candidate


Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Rafael Passarelli BArch, MSc, PhD


Presentations will be held in room 225 Arch 2 Building for approximately 45 minutes followed by questions from the floor. Comments on candidates are welcome.

Please submit to by December 5, 2018.

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