VENUE | The University of Winnipeg

Welcome to Winnipeg 


Winnipeg sits at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (The Forks), which has made it a natural gathering place for thousands of years. Winnipeggers grapple daily with issues of class, race, marginalization, and reconciliation. In spite of a rough reputation – or perhaps because of it – Winnipeggers are among the most self-critical, thoughtful, and genuine people you’ll ever meet. 2019  marks the centennial anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike; an event that sparked protest across the country and united Canadian labour in action. It is with this solidarity in mind that we welcome you to our city to engage, learn, and depart with new perspectives as professionals, instructors, and human beings.


The WILU 2019 planning team has prioritized making the 48th conference a local experience. We’re proud of our city, and the University of Winnipeg campus is a centrally-located site within easy reach of local restaurants, pubs, and a variety of attractions. Be on the lookout for our accommodations page, which will have more information hotel discounts, as well as personal recommendations from local Winnipeggers on the planning team.


Treaty Acknowledgement: The UWinnipeg campus is located in Treaty 1 territory, and the land on which we will gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.