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NIRSA Canada West Conference

The University of Regina is pleased to host the NIRSA Canadian Region West Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan from November 1 - 3, 2018.  Intercollegiate recreation and fitness professionals and students will come together to exchange ideas and learn new and exciting trends in our industry.

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This annual conference draws a number of recreational professionals and student leaders from Post-secondary institutions from across Western Canada, as well as a few colleagues from Eastern Canada and the Northern United States. Those who attend this conference are engaged and passionate about various areas of campus life: student leadership, development, and personnel management; wellness and fitness programs; intramural sports; sport clubs; recreation facility operations; outdoor recreation; informal recreation; and aquatic programs.

In 2004, Hugh Hoyles, and his colleagues at the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College initiated a Western Canadian Campus Recreation Conference. By the end of this highly successful Conference, it was decided by those in attendance that an annual gathering would be a worthwhile and valuable venture to continue.

Previous Hosts

2004…….. University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College
2005 University of Saskatchewan
2006 University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University
2007 Mount Royal College and University of Calgary
2008 University of Regina
2009 University of Manitoba
2010 University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan University, NAIT, and Lakeland College
2011 Thompson Rivers University
2011 University of Saskatchewan
2013 University of Victoria
2014 University of Calgary
2015 UBC Okanagan
2016 University of Alberta
2016 University of Victoria
2017 University of Manitoba

By holding the NIRSA Canadian Region Conference in different location each year, delegates are provided the opportunity to explore other facilities and to experience new ideas, programs, services and methods of operation first-hand.