About CAUCE CNIE Conference:
You are invited to join the first joint conference with two national organizations: Canadian Association of University Continuing Education and the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education working together to bring you a unique experience in Winnipeg in 2015. Come and experience two conferences for the price of one. The theme of the conference is: Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World.
About University of Manitoba:
Welcome to the University of Manitoba – western Canada’s first university. Founded more than 137 years ago, and located in the heart of the country, we are the region’s largest and only research intensive university offering over 100 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level including professional disciplines such as medicine, law, and engineering.
Our energetic university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 8,700 faculty and staff, and 190,000 alumni. Nearly 13 per cent of our current students are international, representing close to 104 countries.
The University of Manitoba is located on Anishinabe and Metis traditional land and is home to a thriving community of Indigenous researchers, staff and more than 2,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit students, including over 150 graduate students — one of the largest Indigenous student bodies in the country.
Our university stimulates over $1.8 billion in economic activity in the province, and we are leaders in Manitoba’s knowledge economy with groundbreaking research in areas such as nanotechnology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, HIV/AIDS, and climate change.
With a strong legacy of excellence to guide us, the University of Manitoba and its dynamic community of researchers, students, teachers and staff, are addressing the challenges facing Canada and the world in the 21st century.
The University of Manitoba is a coeducational, nondenominational, government-supported institution. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
Winnipeg lies at the geographic centre of Canada and North America. Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba, a resource-rich province of 1.2 million people bordered by Ontario to the east, Saskatchewan to the west, and North Dakota and Minnesota to the south. The city is just 100 km (62 miles) from the United States border.
Winnipeg is easily accessible from the east and west via the Trans Canada Highway.
Winnipeg is a culturally diverse city with about 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region. Winnipeg is known for its cultural achievement and flourishing arts scene, as well as its green spaces and access to outdoor activities. The city features more than 1,100 restaurants as well as numerous attractions, museums, theatres, sports venues and nightspots.
Winnipeg derives its name from the Cree word of “win” for muddy and “nippee” for water. An aboriginal trading centre prior to the arrival of the Europeans, Winnipeg was at the heart of the country’s fur trade and instrumental in developing Canada’s gateway to the west. The first permanent settlement occurred in 1812 when a group of Scottish crofters arrived and it became a trading post for the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1870. Winnipeg was incorporated as a city in 1873 with a population of 1,869. The city saw a 30 year period of growth and prosperity with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Winnipeg became a financial centre in Western Canada thanks to a flood of immigrants, high wheat prices and improved farming techniques.
Winnipeg offers 6,200 hotel rooms throughout the city, with 2,600 of them located in downtown. Lodging options include everything from chain hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts to low-cost options like hostels and universities.
Winnipeg’s top notch food scene tantalizes every taste bud. Sample exotic dishes at authentic mom-and-pop restaurants, bite into innovative tapas at trendy bistros and dine with gourmands at hotspots manned by the city’s top chefs. A complete list of restaurants can be viewed by clicking here.
Known as the “cultural cradle of Canada”, Winnipeg is home to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Festivals abound in Manitoba’s capital with a year-round slate of activity including Festival du Voyageur, Folklorama and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Here, theatre season is alight with talent, excitement and star power. Winnipeg also offers an impressive and inspiring arts scene, from the world’s largest collection of Inuit Art, to modern canvases covered in spray paint to locally-made handicrafts.
Total population of Census Metropolitan Area (2009) is 742,408.
The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is Winnipeg’s only airport serving more than 3.5 million passengers per year. Airlines operating out of the airport include Air Canada, Air Transat, Air West, Aviation Bearskin Airlines, Calm Air, Fast Air, First Air, Innotech-Execaire, Keystone Air, Service Kivalliq Air, Northway Aviation, Northwest Airlines, Perimeter Aviation, Skyservice Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, United Airlines, Wasaya Airways, West Wind Aviation, and WestJet Airlines.