Social Events


Opening Reception

Tuesday, May 23, 6:00-8:00 pm

Join your colleagues for an evening of delightful hors d’oeuvres and dessert at the Yellowhead Brewery in downtown Edmonton. Just a short train ride away from the University of Alberta, Yellowhead Brewery is housed in the historic H.V. Shaw Building within walking distance of the new Ice District and arena, Roger’s Place. Enjoy some premium lager brewed onsite and the Don Berner Trio, live jazz band. This event is free (with a cash bar), so come unwind with friends, old and new!


Walking Tour of University of Alberta’s North Campus

Campus tours have been rescheduled to Thursday afternoon!

Thursday, May 25th, afternoon

Join University of Alberta tour guides to discover the campus, including some of the features that make the University of Alberta a leader in campus sustainability and which have earned the institution a STARS™ Gold rating. Regularly scheduled campus tours start at 1 pm departing from the U of A’s Administration Building (meet inside on main floor). If interested, please sign up at Info desk by 11:30 am on Thursday so we can let tour guides know to expect you.


Dine Arounds

Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30-9:30 pm

Join your WILU 2017 colleagues for an informal dining experience. Look for the sign-up sheets near the WILU 2017 registration area at the conference.

Reservations are for 6:30pm; participants and hosts will meet at Lister Hall at 6pm and go to the restaurant together.

The following restaurants options will be available:

Dine-Arounds are Dutch-treat; each diner is responsible for their own bill.