We are pleased to welcome scholars, practitioners and students from around the world to the Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) at the University of Manitoba July 16-19, 2014.
At the University of Manitoba, we are building new partnerships where we encourage debate and discussion around the understanding of human rights, peace and justice and respect for others.
Our university sits at the crossroads of the Anishinaabe, Metis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations in Treaty One territory, and on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation.
In 2013, we were honoured to be chosen by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to host a National Research Centre on Residential Schools. The University of Manitoba is committed to building a society where First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, cultures and traditions are reflected and respected in schools, workplaces and all public institutions.
With more than 150 of our researchers focusing their expertise on human rights and social justice issues, the IAGS Conference presents an opportunity to explore the role we all have to play in carrying forward a commitment to renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.
We welcome you to the University of Manitoba to listen, learn, discover, teach and share.
David T. Barnard, Ph.D.
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Manitoba
These momentous local developments present an opportunity for genocide scholars to visit Winnipeg and engage in discussion about colonial control over, expansion into, appropriation and settlement of Indigenous territories.
Such issues raise questions of time, movement, knowledge and space in Canada and other places around the globe where Indigenous people have been victims of genocidal destruction:
- How do destructive processes such as genocide form and take shape over time and across space?
- In what ways do time, movement, territory, space, and place factor into the study of genocide?
- How are spaces and places mobilized in the destruction of Indigenous groups?
- How do the spatial and temporal aspects of colonial and settler genocide compare and contrast with those of other genocides?
- How does territory contribute to the persistence of groups, and from whose perspective, as well as to the mechanisms required for genocide’s redress?
- How might we envision new spaces for cohabitation and reconciliation in the aftermath of, or amidst ongoing, genocidal processes?
- And what technological and other means do institutions such as the CMHR have available to accommodate Indigenous knowledge and authentically represent Indigenous experiences of genocide?
Canadian Museum for Human Rights: An Animated Declaration
The Conference Venue
The University of Manitoba sits in Treaty One territory and at the crossroads of the Anishnabe, Métis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations. Winnipeg is thus a fitting location for our discussions, as it is a space long marked by the movements and interactions among peoples, including the destructive movements of settler colonialism. The inauguration of the CMHR and the release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will further contribute to our conversations, as both will, in their own way, raise the spectre of genocide.
All regular sessions will take place on the second floor of University Centre on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus.
We are still exploring hosting a keynote lecture downtown in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, as well as hosting some other events in the downtown area.
The University of Manitoba is western Canada's first university. Founded more than 135 years ago, and located in the heart of the country, we are the region’s largest and only research intensive university offering over 90 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level including professional disciplines such as medicine, law, and engineering. The University is comprised of over 29,000 students, 8,500 faculty and staff, and 190,000 alumni. Nearly 11.2 per cent of our current students are international, representing close to 104 countries. Home to a thriving community of Indigenous researchers, staff and over 1,900 self-declared Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) students, the University of Manitoba is located on Anishinabe and Metis traditional land. 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.
A map of the campus can be found here: http://umanitoba.ca/maps/
Preliminary map of the second floor of University Centre:
Sagkeeng First Nation Trip - The turtle Lodge
The Eleventh Conference of the International Organization of Genocide Scholars is offering a unique and enriching excursion to Turtle Lodge, an educational and cultural centre in Sakgeeng First Nation. Sagkeeng is an Anishinaabe community whose territory falls east of Lake Winnipeg, about 120 kilometers north of Winnipeg. We will have the honour to receive programming designed specifically for our group to introduce conference delegates to Sagkeeng culture and demonstrate its relevance as a source of healing and resurgence in the face of colonialism.
Built in 2002, the Turtle Lodge is a sacred space where the local community shares their traditional knowledge, land-based spiritual teachings, ceremonies, and healing. The structure is built entirely from recycled materials and came together as a labour of love and strength by Indigenous and non-Indigenous volunteers from around the world. It is a place for the local community to connect with and educate others about Indigenous perspectives on earth, nature, and how to lead a good and peaceful life. We are delighted over the openness and generosity of the volunteers from the Sagkeeng First Nation for offering this opportunity to learn about local Indigenous culture in Manitoba.
Our excursion will take place July 16th, 2014, departing at 8 am and returning at 3:30 pm. Transportation will be provided to and from the lodge via comfortable, air-conditioned charter buses. Pick up will take place at both the U of M campus and in front of the Fort Garry Hotel (subject to change, please check for up-to-date transportation information when you arrive in Winnipeg).
Honorable Felix Cardenas Aguilar
Vice Minister of Decolonisation
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Honorable Felix Cardenas Aguilar is Vice Minister of Decolonisation in the current government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. An Aymara Indian, Aguilar is a former political prisoner, a trade union leader, and a community organiser. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, and has done extensive research in areas of constitutionalism and studies of indigenous people. Since 2011 he chairs the National Committee against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination.
In 1993 Honorable Aguilar was the Presidential Candidate on behalf of AXIS PACHAKUTI. Between 1998-2000 he served as the Oruro Departmental Advisor, and Coordinator of Grassroots Education Organizations ABC-CEPAA. He is a member of COD-Oruro, FTSUCO, CSUTCB, and the Civic Committee of Oruro. Aguilar has been a relentless advocate of and fighter for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Native Farmers. Between 2006-2008, he served as National Chair of the Commission “Visión País” of the Constituent Assembly.
Honorable Aguilar was born in Eucaliptus, Tomas Barron County, in the Oruro Region. In his youth he was involved in trade union organisations, especially through grassroots education. His was one of the leaders of the Association FTSUCO and CSUTCB. He was part of the Civic Committee of Oruro Council where he led a fervent struggle for rights of Oruro Region. He was arrested, emprisoned and tortured several times for his criticism of the military and neoliberal regimes that ruled Bolivia.
Under his chairmanship of the “Visión País Nº 1” Commission of the Constituent Assembly, decolonisation as an essential constituent of the Plurinational State was consolidated. This led to the defeat of ideologically bankrupt racist sections of the traditional right. In retaliation, and following the promulgation of new Bolivian constitution, Aguilar was persecuted and almost burnt alive.
Professor of History and American Studies
Presentation Title: The Question of Genocide and the Praxis of Native American Studies
Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale and was on the faculty from 1999 to 2009 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in History from UCLA and the University of Washington and is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West (Harvard, 2006), a study of the American Great Basin that garnered half a dozen professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians.
In addition to serving in professional associations and on the editorial boards of American Quarterly and Ethnohistory, Professor Blackhawk has led the establishment of two fellowships, one for American Indian Students to attend the Western History Association’s annual conference, the other for doctoral students working on American Indian Studies dissertations at Yale named after Henry Roe Cloud (Winnebago, Class of 1910).
Associate Professor of History
University of California, Santa Cruz
Presentation Title: Decolonizing Museums and Addressing the Hard Truths of Colonization
Amy Lonetree is an enrolled citizen of Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002. Her scholarly work focuses on the representation of Native American history and memory in national and tribal museums, and she has conducted research at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the British Museum, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Minnesota, and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Michigan. Her publications include, Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (University of North Carolina Press, 2012); a co-edited book with Amanda J. Cobb, The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations (University of Nebraska Press, 2008); and a co-authored volume, People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942 (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011). She is currently working on two new projects. The first is a visual history of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin drawing upon two historic photography collections, and the second is a historical study documenting the adoption of Indigenous children throughout the twentieth century. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Amy will be in residence at the School for Advanced Research and the Georgia O'Keeffe Research Center.
La Trobe University
Presentation Title: Liberating Genocide
Tony Barta is a Research Associate at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia. He was born in New Zealand, where his parents found refuge when the Nazis took over Austria. He studied history and politics at the University of Otago and the Free University in Berlin. In 1969 he was appointed to the new History Department at La Trobe, where innovative teaching was encouraged. In 1985 he founded the History and Film program, in which the creation of historical understanding by sound and image was incorporated into the study of European and Australian history. Among his many conference papers and guest lectures are some on the impact and potential of new history media. A book of essays, Screening the Past: Film and the Representation of History, was published in 1998.
Research interests in twentieth century Germany (Living in Dachau 1900-1950) and in the European settlement of Australia led him to the developing discipline of genocide studies, where his theses about colonial impacts on indigenous peoples established a second international reputation. Scholarly and popular resistance to recognizing genocide in Australia led him to questions of ideology and interests in societies founded on colonialism. Among his book chapters and articles on genocidal societies and cultures are studies of thinkers as diverse as Darwin, Marx and Arendt. His current work on the evolution of genocidal colonialism in Britain, the United States, and Nazi Germany is for a new book, The Destruction of Peoples: On Colonialism and Genocide, due to be published by Bloomsbury in 2015.
The International Association of Genocide Scholars and the University of Manitoba welcome papers and sessions related to our conference theme of Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples. Innovative panels, workshops, and papers that consider the spatial and temporal issues as applied to Indigenous genocide and its commemoration are particularly encouraged, as are comparative studies. Besides panels and papers, the organizers invite other modes of dialogue, including workshops, roundtable discussions, cultural media, artistic works/readings, and forums that relate to policy initiatives, pedagogy, and education.
Scholars, practitioners, and students interested in genocide studies from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. While our theme is centered on Indigenous issues, we also encourage innovative and original papers about other genocides. As 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we are eager to accept papers on this genocide.
Please prepare your abstract for a 15-minute paper.
- Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, include full name, affiliation, a brief biography, e-mail address, using single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font.
- Presentations proposals will be accepted in English. Paper abstracts and author biographies should be sent as an attachment to the following email address: email@example.com.
In our initial evaluation we will consider one abstract per person (if time a space permit in the conference schedule, a second abstract may be considered. This abstract must be submitted prior to the February 17, 2014 deadline but will not be evaluated until all first submissions are reviewed).
If you do not receive acknowledgement of receipt of your abstract within a week of submission, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be informed 4 weeks from the date of submission whether your paper has been accepted or not.
Spaces are filling up, so we encourage early submissions.
Conference participants (presenters and non-presenters) are required to be IAGS members at the time of the conference. Please register as IAGS members here: http://www.genocidescholars.org/membership
Refunds of conference registration fees will not be possible after June 16, 2014, except for in extraordinary circumstances.
Small Town Friendly, Big Town Fun
Known for its friendly and welcoming spirit, Winnipeg is a diverse multicultural city with a rich and varied history. 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. Home to a grain exchange that once rivaled the largest markets in the world, Winnipeg’s architecture and neighbourhoods reflect the profound character of this small prairie town.
Over the last decades, Winnipeg has developed into a cosmopolitan city complete with top-notch restaurants, swanky boutiques, exciting attractions and an arts and culture scene that bursts with talent and originality.
Visit Winnipeg Tourism for more information.
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Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
2000 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport welcomes 3.4 million passengers annually. With in excess of 120 flights per day, the airport is serviced by major and local carriers including: Air Canada, Delta, United Airlines and WestJet.
Additional services are readily available through major charter operators or private air transportation facilities. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport enjoys non-stop services from major U.S. hub airports: Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Phoenix. Delta and United Airlines offer nearly 100 direct flights per week departing from Winnipeg, which ranks third among the 12 Canadian mid-sized cities surveyed by the number of scheduled direct flights.
Getting to and from the Airport and Your Hotel
The easiest way to travel from the airport to your hotel or the conference site is by taxi. Fares seldom exceed $30 in Winnipeg, and a trip downtown or to the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus should cost anywhere from $20-$30, depending on the time of day and your exact destination. Unicity Taxi is the primary taxi provider from the airport and taxis near Exit 3 of the Terminal building.
Several hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport, including some of the hotels that have offered special rates for the conference. Check here to see if your hotel offers a shuttle.
Winnipeg Transit Services also runs several buses to and from the airport. To plan your route, please visit: http://winnipegtransit.com/en Click on the “Trip Planner” banner to map your journey.
The following car rental desks are located at Richardson Airport Terminal
Getting to and from the Conference
We hope to offer shuttle service from our selected downtown hotels to the conference venue at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. Shuttles will depart early (approximately 8am, depending on the conference schedule) and return at the end of the conference day).
For those who prefer to travel to the conference on your own, there are direct “rapid” bus lines that connect the downtown to the University (in particular, numbers 160, 161, and 162). For example, those staying at the Fort Garry Hotel or the Inn at the Forks will find a bus stop at Main and Broadway from which one of these buses can be caught and taken to the main bus loop on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. This is a 20-30 minute ride. From the bus loop it is a short walk to our conference site, University Centre, where registration and conference venues can be found on the second floor. See: www.winnipegtransit.com.
Downtown Spirit - free transit service in downtown
Winnipeg Transit, in conjunction with Downtown BIZ and The Forks North Portage Partnership, offers free and easy travel in downtown Winnipeg via Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard and back to The Forks. To view the Downtown Spirit routes, visit www.winnipegtransit.com. For service hours and complete information call 311.
Trip Bookings, Registrations & Inquiries: 204.986.5722
Trip Confirmations: 204.986.5711
Trip Cancellations: 204.986.5733
The Winnipeg Bus Terminal is located at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Ticketing available Monday to Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.; and on holidays: 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. For more information on ticket purchases, please call or visit the websites noted below:
Beaver Bus Lines
339 Archibald Street
P: (204) 989-7024
Toll-free in Canada: 1-800-432-5072
2015 Wellington Avenue (located at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport)
P: (204) 949-7777
Toll-free in Canada: 1-800-661-8747
Greyhound Courier Express
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
123 Main Street
Toll Free (Canada and U.S.): 1-888-VIA-RAIL
The Canadian, one of VIA Rail's proudest services, travels across Canada and stops in Winnipeg. The Hudson Bay departs from Winnipeg and travels up to Churchill. VIA Rail Canada runs more than 480 trains per week over a 14,000 kilometre network of track, linking more than 450 cities in Canada. Over four million passengers travel on VIA Rail each year.
Taxis and automobile rental pick-ups are available at most hotels, the airport, the bus depot and Union Station. Some Winnipeg hotels may also offer airport shuttle service. Automobile rental information is listed in the Yellow Pages, and all major car rental firms are represented at the airport. Limousine transportation is available from airport to downtown hotels and businesses.
The use of seat belts, child restraints and motorcycle helmets is compulsory within the province of Manitoba. Right turns are allowed on red lights, unless otherwise posted. Left on red from one way to one way is allowed, unless otherwise posted. Cellular phone use and smoking in vehicles with children is illegal.
Watch for no-parking signs and no-turn signs between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and again between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. City of Winnipeg metered parking is in effect Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Free two-hour parking is available downtown, and where available, is noted on the meter. Privately metered parking extends past 5:00 p.m. and is noted on road signs or on the meter itself.
For the best navigation, use the route numbers and remember that avenues typically run east and west and streets are north and south. Numbers begin at the rivers.
Please note: The City of Winnipeg utilizes photo radar technology in an effort to reduce the incidences of red light running and speeding within the city limits. Signage is posted in all areas where camera enforcement is used.
Parking at the University of Manitoba Campus
We are still working on parking arrangements at the University of Manitoba for those who are bringing or renting vehicles. Parking will also be available to those staying on campus in residence.
From the United States
The United States Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act requires air travellers to and from the United States, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama and Mexico have passports or other secure, accepted documents to enter Canada or to re-enter the United States. This policy also applies to Canadians travelling to and from these destinations.
As of June 1, 2009 citizens travelling by land or sea, are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver's license.
Tourism Winnipeg advises U.S. residents to visit the U.S. Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov for the most up-to-date information.
Visitors from other countries can visit the Canadian Government website for more information or contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for their region.
Within Canada, call Citizenship and Immigration Canada at 1.888.242.2100.
From Countries other than the United States
In general, passports are required. However, visitors from countries other than the U.S. should call for further information:
- Outside Canada: 1.800.992.7037
- Within Canada: 1.888.242.2100
Please visit the following website to determine whether or not you require a Visa to enter Canada. You can also apply for a visa by using this link:
Please contact Andrew Woolford for a letter of support for your visa application.
Returning to the United States
Each person returning to the U.S. from Canada may purchase and declare the following:
- $200 goods duty-free, after less than 48 hours. Duty-free products – 50 cigarettes and 10 cigars and 150 milliliters (5 fl. oz.) of alcoholic beverages or 150 milliliters (5 fl. oz.) of perfume containing alcohol.
- $800 goods duty-free, after more than 48 hours. Duty-free products – 1 litre (33.8 oz.) alcohol or 24 cans of beer; 100 cigars, 200 cigarettes or 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of tobacco. Any “reasonable amount” of food and gasoline or oil is permitted.
- Goods bought in Canada, but manufactured in the U.S., are duty-free and not included in the basic exemption. Original handmade crafts and works of art are also exempt, however a receipt of purchase may be required. For further information on U.S. customs regulations, please visit www.customs.ustreas.gov or call 905.676.2606.
Bringing Children into Canada
Adults travelling with children should carry identification for each child. Divorced parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of the legal custody documents.
Adults who are not parents or guardians should have written permission from the parents or guardians to supervise the children. When travelling with a group of vehicles, parents or guardians should be in the same vehicle as the children when arriving at the border. Customs officers are looking for missing children and may ask questions about the children who are travelling with you.
Please have a vaccination certificate with full information on the animal.
Revolvers, pistols and fully automatic firearms are prohibited entry into Canada. Non-restricted firearms (which must be declared) are a regular sporting rifle or a shotgun with a barrel over 470 mm (18.5 in.) with a maximum overall length of 660 mm (26 in.). No automatics or silencers. Firearms less than 660mm need a "permit of transport". Without exception, all firearms must be declared.
Occurring around the time of our conference in Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Folk Festival July 9-13, 2014
The Winnipeg Folk Festival takes place at Birds Hill Park just outside of Winnipeg. It features a wide variety of international, national, and local artists, and in a typical year attracts over 80,000 people to its many stages, craft village, and international food court.
The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival July 16-27, 2014
This is North America's second-largest Fringe Festival. It takes place in Winnipeg's historic Exchange District
DOWNTOWN HOTELS — The conference will take place on the University of Manitoba campus. However, delegates may prefer to stay downtown, closer to amenities, and shuttle or bus to the conference.
Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3
Prices and Booking Code
$129.00/night (for Queen Room/ Double/Double, or King Room)
Booking code: quote 10M6DK
- Telephone: 204-942-8251, press Option 1
- Toll free: 1-800-665-8088, press Option 1
- Email: email@example.com
The Fort Garry Hotel is a proclaimed national historic site. It is an iconic hotel, spa, and conference centre in the heart of downtown, just minutes away from most major Winnipeg attractions.
- Spacious and non-smoking suites and guest rooms
- Wireless high-speed Internet access
- Free local calls
- A modem hookup
- Television with in-room movies
- 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, and cookie delivery to your room
- Beyond your guest room, the services and amenities available at the hotel include: valet parking, 24-hour room service, Concierge service, bell service, a business centre, complimentary laptops for Internet access at the front desk, a fully equipped fitness center with indoor pool, whirlpool, jogging track, and steam room, plus our Conference Centre, Ten Spa, and Yoga Classes.
- Option of adding breakfast for $10/person or Sunday Brunch for $25/person to guestroom rate.
Delta Winnipeg Hotel
350 St Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2
Prices and Booking Code
Delta Room: $145.00
Premier Room: $170.00
Signature Club: $220.00
(Rates are per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $15.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. Subject to applicable taxes)
Reservations can be made by calling the Reservations Department at 1-888-311-4990, by faxing to (204) 943-4627, or emailing their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must specifically include clarification of attendance of the International Association of Genocide Scholars to qualify for the rate. Confirmed reservations will be held until 4:00 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date unless designated as guaranteed, by an advance deposit or valid credit card number with expiration date. Each individual will be responsible for paying for his or her own room, room taxes and all incidental charges prior to departure.
Delta Winnipeg will be completing a multi-million dollar renovation this fall introducing a redefined and redesigned guestroom and conference centre to the Winnipeg market. This hotel is conveniently connected via skywalk to the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, MTS Centre, cityplace, MTS Centre, Portage Place Shopping Centre and downtown business district.
- Free high speed internet
- Air Conditioning
- Complimentary In-room Coffee
- Cordless Phone with Voicemail
- Delta InternetXL
- Iron & Board
- “Green” hotel
Inn at the Forks
75 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0A2
Prices and Booking Code
Standard Queen Guestroom — $159 per night plus taxes and incidentals
Standard Two Queen Guestroom — $164 per night plus taxes and incidentals
Superior King Guestroom — $154 per night plus taxes and incidentals
Deluxe Guestroom — $179 per night plus taxes and incidentals
(Based on single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes, depending on availability, net non-commissionable rates, not a group block, individual reservations only)
Rates will be available until the day of arrival; and reservations will be based only on availability. Guests need to call the toll free number at 1-877-377-4100 to book and quote the International Association of Genocide Scholars Social Rate in order to receive the special rate that is offered.
Located at The Forks; Manitoba’s most popular tourist destination, Inn at the Forks places you within easy access of many attractions, shopping and dining.
- Complimentary High Speed Internet
- Complimentary local calling
- Two dual line speaker phones
- Alarm clock with iPod docking station
- Iron and ironing board
- Portable hairdryer
- “Green” hotel
HOTELS CLOSE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA — For those who prefer to be located with easy access to the conference site, we suggest the following hotels
Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites
1714 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2
Prices and Booking Code
Group rate at $125 per night. Cots are an additional charge of $12 per cot per night.
Call to make reservation and be sure to mention the International Association of Genocide Scholars corporate rate. The number is 204-269-8888.
Just two kilometers from the University of Manitoba, this hotel in Winnipeg is the perfect accommodation for family, friends and business travelers visiting the campus.
- Free deluxe hot breakfast
- Free wireless high-speed internet
- Free parking
- 2 wheelchair designated rooms with 36 inch doors.
- Fridges in all rooms
- Coffee maker
- Local calls free of charge
- Voice mail
- Soup and munchies Sunday through Thursday starting at 5pm
- Salt water pool, waterslide and hot tub (7am-11pm)
Canad Inns Destination Centre: Fort Garry
1824 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2
Prices and Booking Code
Standard Room with 2 queen beds: $99.00
King Suites with a separate living room: $112.00
To reserve at the discounted rate, when you call to make reservation, simply quote the University of Manitoba Preferred Rate ($99.00 Standard, $112.00 King) and the hotel will honour it for both room types, based on availability.
Canad Inns are “destination centres” that feature the finest in accommodations, food and beverage, entertainment, banquet and conference facilities, and so much more. Canad Inns is proud to be Manitoba owned and operated and that pride is reflected in our commitment to our employees, our guests and the city and province we call home. They are located minutes away from the University of Manitoba’s campus, on Pembina Hwy, very close to Bishop Grandin.
- Free parking
- High speed Internet computer data ports
- Complimentary coffee makers, refrigerators, hair dryers, microwaves, irons and boards
- Guest voice messaging
- High speed wireless internet
- Small refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, microwaves, irons and boards, guest voice messaging
- Fitness facility - We invite you to visit the Shapes Fitness Centre located adjacent to the hotel (complimentary passes are available from our front desk)
- Smoke-free facility
Comfort Inn South
3109 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R3T 4R6
Prices and Booking Code
Rate of $89.00 plus tax per night.
Follow this link to book with the discounted conference rate: U of M Rate for the Comfort Inn Winnipeg South
This newly renovated hotel is minutes away from the University of Manitoba, the Investors Group Field, and the many other attractions in the South end of the city.
- Recently renovated Full hot breakfast
- Free Wireless high-speed internet
- 32” LCD flat screen television
- Iron and ironing board
- Coffee maker
- Air conditioning
- Free use of Business Centre and printer
- Free parking
Pembina Hall U of M Residence
101 Arthur V. Mauro Residence
120 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6B3
Phone Toll-Free: 1-800-859-8737
Prices and Booking Code
Single (1 bed), single occupancy only with private washroom: $69.00 per night (with taxes approximately $81.59 per night)
Booking Portal: http://starrez-app.cc.umanitoba.ca/StarRezPortalConference
* Rates are subject to 8% PST, 5% GST, and 5% AT** and 5% GST on the AT.
** City of Winnipeg Accommodation Tax (AT) is applied on rooms renting for more than $30 per night. Therefore it is not applicable to the Youth Rates in the Dormitory Residences.
Pembina Hall Residence, the University’s newest residence, opened on September 3, 2011. It houses 360 students in a contemporary, high-rise building situated above the existing Pembina Hall Building and Dining Room. All 360 units are single rooms with an exterior glass wall providing plenty of natural light and excellent views of the campus to the north and the Red River to the south.
- Private washroom and shower
- Air conditioning
- Free wired and wireless Internet access (cable required)
- Additional wired in-room options for Internet, television, and telephone
- Bedding, towels, and facecloths supplied
- Daily maid service is provided
- Each of the ten residence floors has a lounge with a kitchenette, soft seating, and a flat screen HD television.
- The lounge on the 4th floor will has a fully equipped kitchen for community use. Laundry facilities are located on the second floor.
Restaurants by Location
- Infernos Bistro $$$
- Mrs. Mike's $$
- Red Top Drive-In $
- Pasquale's Ristorante Italiona $$$
- Beaujena's $$$
- Chez Sophie $$$
- Resto Gare $$$
- La Trattoria $$$
- Sein River Café $$
- Chez Cora $$
- Step'n Out Sur le Boulevard $$$$
- Sawatdee $$
- Vientane $$
- Lovey's BBQ & Smokehouse $$$
- Salisbury House $
- Promenade Café and Wine $$$
- Café Mercadito Latino $
- Santa Lucia Pizza $$
- Le Garage Café $$
- Hu's on First $$
- Ivory Restaurant $$$
- VJ's Drive-In $
- Peasant Cookery $$$
- Thida's Thai restaurant $$
- Hermano's $$$$
- Mitzi's Chicken Finger Restaurant $$
- East India Company $$$
- Blufish Japanese Restaurant $$
- Kum Koon Garden $$
- King's Head Pub and Eatery $$
- Deer & Almond $$$
- Kokeb Restaurant $
- Noodle Express $
- Tre Visi $$$
- The Don Restaurant $
- Affinity Vegetarian Garden $
- Famena's Famous Roti/Curry $$
- Lobby on York- Modern Steak & Seafood $$$$
- Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria $$$
- Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse $$
- Yellow Dog Tavern $$
- Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar $$$$
- Foon Hai $$
- Amici $$$$
- Carnaval Brazilian BBQ $$$$
- East Ocean Restaurant $
- Yuki Sushi $
- Kimchi Café Korean & Japanese Restaurant $$
- Bombolini Wine Bar $$$
- Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant $$
- New Hong Kong $
- Sumhay $
- Boon Burger Café $$
- Sensi Wine Lounge $$
- Muddy Waters Smokehouse at the Forks $$$
- Sydney's at the Forks $$$$
- The Old Spaghetti Factory at the Forks $$
- Inn at the Forks, The Current $$$
- Beachcomber at the Forks $$$
- Fergie's Fsh ‘n Chips $
- Finn's Pub at the Forks $
- Taste of Sri Lanka $
Fort Garry University of Manitoba area
- Sun Fortune Restaurant $$$
- Sushi Hon $$
- Round Table Steakhouse $$$$
- Momo Japanese & Korean $$
- Delicious Vegetarian Restaurant $$
- Mongo's Classic Grill $$
- IGI BBQ and Sushi Bistro $$$
- Tony's Pizza $$
- Best Pizza & Donair $
- Clay Oven $$
- Nicolino's $$$
- Saigon Jon's Vietnamese Kitchen/ $
- Huang Pu River Restaurant $$
- Santa Lucia Pizza Pick up & Delivery only $$
- Royal Punjab Sweet House$$
- Cottage Bakery $
- Five Guys Burger & Fries/ $
- Five Guys Burger & Fries $
- Garwood Grill $
- North Garden $
Top 10 Must Sees
1. The Forks National Historic Site
Discover an urban oasis in the heart of Winnipeg. As a historic meeting place, located at the junction of the Assiniboine and mighty Red River, the Forks is complete with skateboarding park, river walk, shops and green space. Winter, spring, summer or fall, The Forks is must for a stunning array of dining experiences, incomparable shopping, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site's natural, historic and man-made features.
2. Winnipeg Art Gallery
Constructed of Manitoba Tyndall stone, Canada's oldest public gallery is home to the world's largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art, some of which is always on display. The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) boasts a constantly changing exhibition schedule of national and international art, while showcasing the works of Manitoba artists. The gift shop carries unique jewellery, ceramics and glassware handcrafted by Canadian artists. The bright and airy Storm Bistro overlooks the rooftop sculpture garden and tables are set outside in summer months. The WAG is located within walking distance of all downtown hotels.
3. The Exchange District
The Exchange District National Historic Site is one of North America's most colourful and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. The 30-block district showcases North America's most extensive collection of turnof-the-last-century architecture, and is home to the city's unrivalled arts community. In addition, the Exchange District is a must-stop for anyone looking for one-of-a-kind items by local designers, antiques and vintage furniture.
4. The Manitoba Museum
The Manitoba Museum is an award-winning heritage and edutainment centre welcoming thousands of visitors each year. It features an ever-changing variety of touring and specialty exhibits in addition to its Planetarium, Science Gallery and nine spectacular permanent galleries. The museum offers a vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and colourful history and is home of one of Canada's most important historical collections: The Hudson's Bay Company Museum Collection.
5. St. Boniface / Winnipeg's French Quarter
Pass over the spectacular Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge and you'll find yourself in St. Boniface, home to one of the largest francophone communities west of the Great Lakes and the birthplace of Louis Riel, the Métis leader who founded Manitoba. St. Boniface is truly reflective of its French heritage. Here, you can stroll along Provencher Boulevard, while stopping at boutiques and quaint cafes along the way.
6. Wonders of Nature
Experience the great outdoors and the wonders of nature when you take the Bison Safari adventure at FortWhyte Alive. Winnipeg's award-winning 640-acre nature centre showcases a 30-head prairie bison herd, five lakes, seven km of trails and outdoor activities all year long, including fishing, canoeing, hiking, wildlife watching, snowshoeing, skating, cross-country skiing, and the super Richardson run toboggan slide. Then, see why Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre has been voted the world's "Best Environmental Experience." Under the guidance of friendly interpreters, you can trek nature trails, take a guided tour of the marsh, go canoeing, view wildlife, watch a film in the multimedia theatre, enjoy a meal in the café and check out the fun, interactive exhibits.
7. Assiniboine Park
This stunning urban park is Winnipeg's oldest, welcoming visitors for more than 100 years. Bring little ones to Assiniboine Park Zoo and its whimsical Nature Playground or contemplate life in the tranquil setting of the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Stroll the treelined walkways or catch a game of lawn bowling as you enjoy the park's lush and verdant setting. Head to the Pavilion Art Gallery, fill up at one of two restaurants and then lay out a blanket and watch a performance beneath the stars at Lyric Theatre.
8. Cultural Experiences
Winnipeg is known as the cultural cradle of Canada and it's easy to see why with its dazzling performing arts scene alight with talent and star power. Take in the steps of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the notes of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the voices of Manitoba Opera or the performances of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. For something more avant garde, don't miss Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, the intimate setting of Prairie Theatre Exchange or Le Cercle Molière's theatre performed entirely in French.
9. Sports and Gaming
For armchair athletes and dedicated fans, Winnipeg offers non-stop excitement for sports lovers. Don't miss the newly-minted Winnipeg Jets NHL team, the beloved Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL team or the popular Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team as they go for the win. When you're ready to get into the action yourself, the city offers dozens of manicured golf courses, endless running and ski trails, two stunning themed casinos—Club Regent and McPhillips Station—and Assiniboia Downs, a horse racing track.
10. Royal Canadian Mint
Get up close and personal with all that glitters at the Royal Canadian Mint, where every single Canadian circulation coin is produced—that's billions each year! When arriving, look for the beautiful 110-foot tall glass tower designed by local architect Étienne Gaboury and the display of 75 flags representing the additional countries that have coins produced right here in Winnipeg. Learn about the production of coins and explore the Interactive Coin Museum for a fun and creative experience, including the once-in-a-lifetime chance to lift and hold a 23-pound gold bar worth approximately $600,000.
Things to do around the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
Galleries & Exhibits
- The University of Manitoba’s School of Art Gallery
- Gallery of Student Art
- The Icelandic Collection
- Wallace Building: The Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie & the Robert B. Ferguson Museum of Mineralogy
- J.B. Wallis Museum of Entomology
- MIGIZII AGAMIK (Bald Eagle Lodge)
- NRC for Truth and Reconciliation
- The Icelandic Collection
- Wallace Building: The Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie & the Robert B. Ferguson Museum of Mineralogy
- J.B. Wallis Museum of Entomology
Frank Kennedy Centre
Offers: six-lane water pool and diving area, two weight training areas, two recently renovated 8,000 square foot gymnasiums, one recently 6,900 square foot gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, an underground track, and a dry sauna.
Offers groups classes, including wellness activities such as yoga.
- The Hub
- The Daily Bread
- Degrees Restaurant
- Edna’s Café (run by Stella’s Café) in Smartpark
- Bistro 2 o 5
- University College- Dayside Café (Canteen)
- University Centre- Tim Hortons
- Frank Kennedy Centre- Tim Hortons
- EITC- Tim Hortons
- Greenhouse Café (in Dafoe Tunnel)
- Robin’s Donuts (grab and go)
- Education - The Hard Chalk Café (grab and go)
- Armes - The Pit Stop (grab and go)
- Get the Good Stuff (previously Noodles & Soup)
- University Centre- Subway & Campo Café
- Sultan’s Middle Eastern Cuisine
- Pembina Hall- The Fresh Food Company
Walking Trails around the U of M
- Crescent Drive Park (5 km away from campus)
- King’s Park (1.9 km away from campus)
- St. Vital Park (5.9 km away from campus)
- Alumni Place Triangle
- Duckworth Quadtriangle