Practical Information

Getting to McMaster

The closest airport is Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). From the airport to McMaster is roughly 1 hour by cab or public transport.

Bus Travel

The GO bus is regular from the airport to McMaster. Here is the schedule page.

You can travel by Bus 40 from Pearson Airport to Square One GO Terminal (in Mississauga), then by Bus 47 from Square One to McMaster University. The stop is on Campus very close to university lodgings.

An alternative is to take Bus 40 from Pearson Airport, and stay on this bus past Square One till you reach Hamilton. Get off at the first stop in Hamilton (Main St West by the 403 ramp). From there it is a 20 min walk straight up Main Street West to McMaster.

Airways Transit

You can also book a shuttle that will take you from the airport to the door at McMaster.


The Guest Directory is here, including parking information. Here is the campus map. Conference guests are staying in Les Prince Hall (Building 53). When you arrive, you need to check in for your room at the Guest Service Centre in the Commons Building (Building 28).

If you are driving, you should enter campus from the East Entrance (Forsyth Avenue and Sterling St) and park in either Stadium Underground Parking or Lot H. If you have pre-paid for parking, you will be able to pick up your parking pass at the Guest Service Centre. If you are driving in for the day only, and wish to park closer to the conference building, you can use Lot B,C or D, as well as the Stadium or Lot H.

Conference Building, Registration and Food

All talks will take place in the Michael De Groote Centre - MDCL (Building 52 on the campus map). The main lecture room is MDCL1309.

For those coming to the Graduate Student Day on Sunday 25th June, Registration will be open from 8.00am close to MDCL1309. Breakfast will also be served from 8.30 in the MDCL Foyer close to MDCL1309. Talks start at 9.00am on Sunday.

For those arriving during the day on Sunday 25th, you are welcome to join us for the lecture sessions in MDCL throughout the day.

For those arriving on Monday 26th morning, registration will be open from 7.30am close to MDCL1309.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, breakfast will be served in the MDCL Foyer at 7.45am. Talks start at 8.30am on Mon, Tue and Wed. Lunches on these days will be in the Commons Building (Building 28)


Please put up posters on the boards in the MDCL Foyer. These will be on display throughout the conference. The official poster session is on Monday evening. Additional posters are welcome. If you are speaking and also wish to bring a poster, please let Paul Higgs know.