Manitoba Association of Architects

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Bruce Duggan - Cultural Events Evening Lecture

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:00pm
Zoom Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba

A First Nation Leads Canada’s Energy Transformation

We all know that Canada—and the world—must undergo an energy transformation. We know we need to move away from fossil fuels and embrace renewable energy. This change may be the most significant challenge of this century, but it has been frustratingly slow in coming.

What many of us may not know is that a number of Canada’s First Nations are leading that transformation. This presentation will introduce you to one example—Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation, a remote community in northern Manitoba—that has taken significant and exciting steps in to transform their energy systems.

Their leadership is inspiring. And it can provide lessons for the rest of us as we undertake this transformation in our own communities and our careers.

About Bruce Duggan

Bruce Duggan is an Associate Professor of Management at the Buller School of Business at Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba. He also leads Boke Consulting, a multidisciplinary team of people working on renewable energy, waste and recycling, shelter, food, and water, particularly with First Nations and in remote communities.

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Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce the release of the new Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects. Last published in 2009, this third edition is a comprehensive reworking of an essential professional resource which resulted from extensive collaboration by the architectural profession from every region of the country.

The new document includes the work of over 45 experts, guided by the architects of an Editorial Board assembled from across Canada. For practicing architects, those working to become architects and others who engage with the architectural profession, the Handbook is an essential instructional resource and reference manual.

The Handbook is available without cost, on a comprehensive searchable website in both official languages, English and French. As a living document, this resource will be continuously updated and developed over time to reflect the evolution of architectural practice in Canada. Visit:

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Non-Standard Contract Clauses – “Be Afraid”

May 4, 5, 6 7:30 -11:30 am PDT

The training team will help you to determine the implications to your bid and/or the project when onerous changes are made to standard CCDC and CCA contract clauses (via Supplementary General Conditions) or the Project Owner creates their own onerous contract terms. You should “be afraid” of onerous contract clauses as they can result in you losing your company! Risk mitigation can only occur with understanding the “why” and “what” of non-standard contract clauses.

“You can have fun while learning, interacting and engaging. What else would you want from training?”


The Winnipeg Construction Association is offering a 20% discount to non-members by applying this promo code at time of registration: WELCOME

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Architecture + Design Film Festival 2021, Version 9.5

14–18 April 2021

The Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) in Winnipeg presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The films cover a range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design. A+DFF ( is the only Canadian festival devoted solely to architecture and design. Our “9.5 festival” is a little smaller this year and only online. Watch for the 10th annual celebrations in 2022. The festival is presented by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation with support from the Manitoba Association of Architects and Urban Idea.

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