About Ottawa

The conference is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa!

The location is easily accessible by public transit, has high walkability, and is surrounded by lots of fun things to do before or after the conference!  

University of Ottawa - Faculty of social sciences

University of Ottawa - Faculty of social sciences



Did you know the tallest 'living wall' in North America is located in our award winning Faculty of Social Sciences building?


Here are some accommodation options for your stay in Ottawa. We encourage you to book as soon as possible.

uOttawa Residences

uO res
  • Every May to August, the University of Ottawa extends its seasonal accommodations to groups and individuals, allowing you to enjoy convenient and affordable accommodations throughout the summer months.
  • Prices: $40/night for single occupancy, $80/night for double occupancy
  • Visit their website here

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

  • There is no other hostel like this in North America. The walls are made of stone and brick, and you'll love the architecture especially while staying in some of our authentic jail cells. 
  • Prices: different types of rooms available, starting at $35/night
  • Visit their website here

Barefoot Hostel

  • They bring travellers together and want you to have the best possible time in Ottawa. Meet some of your fellow travellers in their amazing common room, pass along your suggestions and hear what others have to say about what to do while you’re in town!
  • Prices: different types of rooms available, starting at $35/night
  • Visit their website here

Hotel Les Suites

les suites
  • When you stay at Les Suites Hotel Ottawa, you really do have the best of everything – the luxury of a great location, the comfort of spacious elegance, and the value of unsurpassed service.
  • Prices: rooms start at $180/night
  • Visit their website here

Numerous other accommodations are available in Ottawa. Should you look for other options, please consult this website: https://www.ottawatourism.ca/stay/   


Here is a map of the University of Ottawa campus

Many options are available to get to the University of Ottawa!

By Public Transportation:

From the airport:

  • Take OC Transpo Bus #97 toward Bayshore.
  • Get down at Laurier station.

From the Ottawa Train Station:

  • Take OC Transpo Bus #92 toward Stittsville or #96 toward Terry Fox.
  • Get down at Laurier Station.

From the Central Bus Station:

  • Walk on Catherine St., and turn left on Bank St.
  • Take OC Transpo Bus #7 toward St-Laurent. 
  • Get down at Cumberland St.

By car:

By taxi:

Here are the major taxi companies in Ottawa:

  • Blue Line: 613-238-1111
  • Capital Taxi: 613-744-3333

Visiting Ottawa

Tulip Festival

Tulip Fest
  • Ranked the world’s largest tulip festival, the Canadian Tulip Festival offers festival-goers the opportunity to explore the colourful tulips in bloom, Dutch culture, an International Pavilion, Ikebana workshops, and be entertained by a diversity of music artists as well as captivating fireworks.
  • See more here

Parliament of Canada

  • The centrepiece of Ottawa’s downtown landscape, Parliament Hill is the political and cultural heart of the city. The Parliament Buildings sit atop the Hill, the gorgeous Gothic-style structures overlooking the Ottawa River, as the politicians within debate the present and future issues of the country.
  • Plan your visit here

Canadian Museum of Nature

  • The recently renovated Museum, transforming it into one of the most contemporary museums in the world, features awe-inspiring exhibits that bring everything from the ocean to dinosaurs into focus. Lots of interactive features, including a limestone cave and life-size dioramas, ensure that visitors of all ages will be entertained.
  • Plan your visit here

National Gallery of Canada

national gallery
  • It’s home to more than 40,000 works of art (by over 6,000 artists), home to the most comprehensive collection of Canadian art, including a large number by the Group of Seven, and strong collections of Indigenous, Asian, and International works. The Gallery hosts special exhibits throughout the year that bring light to a specific topic, discipline, or renowned and up-and-coming artists.
  • Plan your visit here