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39th Annual Conference of the
Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society

September 22 - 24, 2019
Saskatoon Arts & Convention Centre, TCU Place, Saskatoon SK

"The "HUB" that enables resiliency in healthcare" 


Sponsored by IEM

Sunday September 22, 2019  
08:45 - 16:00 Western Development Museum & Prairie Lily Cruise 
09:00 Bus pick-up at TCU Place
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Located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories and the Homeland of the Métis, the Western Development Museum (WDM) is the largest human history museum in Saskatchewan. With a collection of over 75,000 artifacts ranging from pins to locomotives and four locations in the province, the WDM shares the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present day. The Saskatoon Museum that we will be visiting lets you walk through the time of 1910 Boomtown, focusing on the innovation during this period.

Lunch will be served at the museum.

 Afternoon Prairie Lily Riverboat Tour

Enjoy a cruise through the heart of Saskatoon on the South Saskatchewan River! Cruising on the Prairie Lily you’ll see the natural beauty of the Meewasin Valley, the welcoming of our downtown, the friendliness of River Landing and the personality of our living river. 

Board at 13:30; back at the dock at 15:00 for the bus back to TCU Place around 15:45-16:00

Monday September 23, 2019  
07:00-08:30 Breakfast with the delegates
08:30-09:30 Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Address by Mark Black "The Resilience Roadmap"
09:30 Bus pick up at the TCU Centre
10:00-16:00 Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Wanuskewin: "Gathering Place"

Six thousand years ago, Wanuskewin echoed with the thundering hooves of bison and the voices of Indigenous peoples from across the Northern Plains; the land still echoes with these stories that Wanuskewin is proud to share with the people. The nomadic tribes who roamed the Northern Plains gathered on this site of natural beauty where today visitors can relive the stories of a people who came here to hunt bison, gather food and herbs and escape the winter winds. Walking in their footsteps, you will understand why this site was a place of worship and celebration, of renewal with the natural world and of a deep spirituality.

The story of Wanuskewin is just beginning to be uncovered. Some archaeological dig sites date back thousands of years making them older than the Egyptian pyramids; these sites provide clues to the daily existence of the early peoples. Tipi rings, stones cairns, pottery fragments, plant seeds, projectile points, egg shell fragments and animal bones all give evidence of active thriving societies. While some sites teach us about life thousands of years ago other sites like the ancient Medicine Wheel still remain shrouded in mystery.

10:00-12:00 - Guided Tour
12:00-13:00 - Lunch (included)
13:00-14:30 - Dream Catcher Craft Making
14:30-15:15 - Free Time
Board bus    - Arrive back at TCU Place at 16:00

18:00-23:30 President's Reception & Gala Banquet 
Tuesday September 24, 2019  
 7:00-8:30 Breakfast with the delegates 
 TICKETS: $131.25 before July 31; $152.25 after July 31