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conference at mcgill univ


From Montreal to Toronto in back-to-back conferences

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conference at mcgill univ


From Montreal to Toronto in back-to-back conferences

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From 30 May to 2 June 2017, our multidisciplinary conference will introduce you to McGill University in Montreal, a city so modern and globally competitive in its outreach, and yet so warm and welcoming as it has always been.

Three days later, the same conference will continue in Toronto, at Ryerson University, from 5 to 8 June 2017.

You will be invited to attend the entire event, across two provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, it's entirely your choice whether to attend both universities for the research presentations or whether to confine your visit to just one. You'll have several options on what to register for. 

IT'S COLD IN MONTREAL

Creating a little art studio, sheltered from the chilling elements in the thick of winter.

THE LAKE IS FROZEN

To appreciate life, at times it's necessary to stand out in the cold.

BUT SPRING ARISES ON THE GARDEN FAIR

The earth is suddenly like a child that knows poems, and life increasingly ventures outside.

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first VENUE IS montreal


Joie de vivre at its best

first VENUE IS montreal


Joie de vivre at its best

Having to endure a long cold winter, Montreal misses no opportunity to transform its plazas, streets, parks, campuses and sidewalks into venues for colourful, high-flying performances.

When you grow up in Montreal, you want at some point to be an entertainer. You want to reach out and bring joy.

Family-friendly shows, new creations and innovations, circus-related activities, Montreal always has something for everyone and is ready to welcome you in search of the extraordinary, surprises and emotions.

McGill University, part and parcel of the Montreal scene, values community engagement and nurtures partnerships with international academics through a commitment to the educational, technological, and economic development.

Out of the University's vision and mission springs our joint multidisciplinary conference across two campuses, in Quebec and Ontario, with ample public transport in between. The entire multidisciplinary conference will run from 30 May to 2 June 2017 in Montreal and continue from 5 to 8 June 2017 in TorontoAnd it's entirely in your hands how many days to attend and where.

McGill University Campus

McGill University Campus

McGill University was officially founded by royal charter issued by King George IV in 1821. The University bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Scotland whose bequest in 1813 formed the university's precursor, McGill College.

McGill counts among its alumni 12 Nobel laureates and 140 Rhodes Scholars, both the most in the country. It also produced three astronauts, three Canadian prime ministers, and thirteen justices of the Canadian Supreme Court, and four foreign leaders. 

McGill's campus reaches out over an 18-mile area. The main campus is set at the foot of Mount Royal in Downtown Montreal and that's where our conference will be, right in the heart of the city. We wanted the best location for our delegates and it will be at Residence La Citadelle, 410 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, just steps from the Eaton Center. This hotel-style building doubles both as McGill's newest residence and conference center. While the conference rooms will be on the lower floors, the 26th floor is a common space and fitness center with breathtaking views of the city and mountains.

To book a room at La Citadelle, click here.

Given the vastness of the Canadian city, we have set up the same arrangement both at McGill University in Montreal and Ryerson University in Toronto, whereby both conferences will be located in the heart of downtown in a university building that hosts both conferences and lodging facilities. The comfort of our delegates is very important to us. However, a delegate may opt to lodge elsewhere during the conference.

In each case, the cultural and educational bus tours start and end at the conference building.

FOR A LIST OF THINGS TO DO NEAR THE LA CITADELLE BUILDINGCLICK HERE.

FOR A MAP OF DOWNTOWN MONTREAL INCLUDING THE LA CITADELLE BUILDING, CLICK HERE.

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TWO FREE BUS Tours


TO OTTAWA AND THE LAURENTIAN MOUNTAINS

TWO FREE BUS Tours


TO OTTAWA AND THE LAURENTIAN MOUNTAINS

cultural and educational bus tours

Two free bus tours (both including a free lunch) will be available to those who register for the full conference. We are grateful to our tourism sponsors for demonstrating faith in our educational educators as potential organizers of study abroad programs in Eastern Canada once they return back to their home campus.

We are not a travel agency and we have no individual tours to sell. Nor do we have free tickets for family members who do not register as guests. Children under six years of age are not allowed in our programs even if they are registered as guests.

Your conference registration receipt will serve as your bus ticket! Show your receipt to the bus driver to board the bus.

 

FIRST BUS TOUR: OTTAWA

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, at 9:00 AM. Pickup (and drop-off) at the conference center at 410 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, a dynamic showcase city of more than one million people. Explore the heart of Canada and discover many of the sites that make Canada so special. Visit Parliament Hill, the country’s political and cultural hub. Located in Ontario at the Quebec border, Ottawa is the place where you can discover Canada’s proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks, including the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It’s a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world. A free buffet is included in the tour program. 

 

SECOND BUS TOUR: THE LAURENTIAN MOUNTAINS

Departure on Thursday, 1 June 2017, at 9:00 AM. Pickup (and drop-off) at the conference center at 410 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

Discover southern Quebec's beautiful Laurentian Mountains on this full-day tour from Montreal. Travel along narrow country roads admiring views of the breathtaking mountain range — including Mont Tremblant, well known for its popular ski resort. Stop in delightful towns like Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Sauveur. Enjoy a free lunch, and shop and walk around quaint, French-style villages. It’s all a picturesque sightseeing adventure away from the hustle of city life. 

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Abstract Submission


Abstract Submission


                        Submit by 9 March 2017

                        Submit by 9 March 2017

Each IJAS multidisciplinary conference follows the same format. Here are our research presentation programs from recent conferences on the Harvard (click here) and UNLV (click here) campuses.

Our editorial board invites abstracts, papers, and proposals as long as they fall within one of the following five tracks:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Business and Economics
  • Teaching and Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physical, Life and Health Sciences

The accepted submissions will be clustered around their common topics and areas of interest. As is typical of multidisciplinary conferences, the final program - released about three weeks before the conference - will mirror the research agendas of the delegates rather than a pre-conceived list of arbitrary topics.

It is up to each delegate how much to submit or publish. Some authors may publish only an abstract in the proceedings. Others may prefer to publish a full-length manuscript in the journal.

Delegates may also attend a conference without submitting or publishing any research.

Authors may deliver their work during the conference either as (i) a 15-minute oral presentation, (ii) a poster session, (iii) a panel, or (iv) a workshop.

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Registration


Registration


             Pay your registration fee by 23 March 2017

             Pay your registration fee by 23 March 2017

REGISTRATION is open to everyone, not just to research presenters.

 

Alternative ways of paying the registration fee include Western Union and Money Gram. Contact Mark Bridge at info@universityconferences.org for information about this.

 

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Dates & Publications


Dates & Publications


The most important dates to remember are as follows:

  • The Montreal conference will be held from 30 May to 2 June 2017
  • The Toronto conference will be held from 5 to 8 June 2017.
  • Submit your abstract by 9 March 2017. If approved by the reviewers, you will be automatically invited for both events even if you plan to attend only one. The two events will share one big program, dated 30 May to 8 June 2017 (covering the duration of both conferences) and the certificate of presentation will cover both locations simultaneously.
  • Pay your registration fee by 23 March 2017.
  • Email your manuscript formatted in line with this template to ManuscriptSubmission@universityconferences.org after the conference, up to 31 July 2017.
  • The proceedings and journals will be published in late December 2017.
Al Ain's location makes it ideal for our tours to Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Al Ain's location makes it ideal for our tours to Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Within a few days of receiving your online abstract submission, we will notify you of the reviewers' acceptance or rejection, for the conference.

If we inform you that it is an acceptance and you would like to publish your research, follow the model format here and email us your formatted abstract or full manuscript in Microsoft Word. 

Abstracts and summarized articles will be published in the proceedings entitled Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, in electronic format (ISSN 1943-6114).

Full length manuscripts may be published in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences(ISSN 1944-6934) or any of the refereed journals electronically available through IJAS' publishing consortium. The review process for the journals is slower and more demanding in its standards. Although both the proceedings and journals are refereed, research that meets the refereed standards for the conference and the proceedings may not meet the refereed standards for the journals. The selection of a journal, if any, for a particular manuscript is entirely at the discretion of the editorial board members following the reviewers' suggestions.

Prof. Ghaleb and Dr. Noor during a book fair at the Al Ain campus

Prof. Ghaleb and Dr. Noor during a book fair at the Al Ain campus

All the journals and proceedings are in electronic format since this makes it easier to disseminate the articles (click here for a sample article) to international scholars.

Authors will receive complimentary access to the online issue in which their work appears. One's research may not simultaneously appear in both our proceedings and journals.

Authors who prefer a hard copy may download an entire issue on their own computer and publish and order a hard copy of it from Lulu.com or any other online publishing service for their own personal use.

IJAS's articles are indexed/accessed in (i) WorldCat, (ii) Ulrich's serials directory, (iii) Cabell's directories of Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology and Administration, (iv) Proquest, and (v) Google Scholar - click here.

There is no page limit on articles. We welcome both short and lengthy submissions. We don't impose a financial penalty on lengthy manuscripts.

Each registered author, irrespective of whether he or she submits a formatted manuscript for publication, will receive a Certificate of Research Presentation at the conference.

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Lodging


Lodging


Rafting in Al Ain

Rafting in Al Ain

McGill's campus reaches out over an 18-mile area. The main campus is set at the foot of Mount Royal in Downtown Montreal and this is where our conference will be, right in the heart of the city. We wanted the best location for our delegates and it will be at the Residence La Citadelle, 410 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, just steps from the Eaton Center. This hotel-style building doubles both as McGill's newest residence and a conference center. While the conference rooms will be on the lower floors, the 26th floor is a common space and fitness center with breathtaking views of the city and mountains.

To book a room at the Residence La Citadelle, click here. McGill Metro Station is only a 5-minute walk away (see map below where the McGill is about the middle of the green line).

For other lodging rooms in the city, click here. As long as a hotel is in the vicinity of public transport, you'll be fine. Public transport in Montreal, like in Toronto, is outstanding.

Given the vastness of the Canadian city, we have set up the same arrangement both at McGill University in Montreal and Ryerson University in Toronto, whereby both conferences will be located in the heart of downtown, in a university building that hosts both conferences and lodging facilities. The comfort of our delegates is very important to us. Nonetheless, a delegate may opt to lodge elsewhere during the conference.

In each case, the cultural and educational bus tours start and end at the conference building.

FOR A LIST OF THINGS TO DO NEAR THE LA CITADELLE BUILDINGCLICK HERE.

FOR A MAP OF DOWNTOWN MONTREAL INCLUDING THE RESIDENCE LA CITADELLE BUILDINGCLICK HERE.

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Transport to Toronto


Transport to Toronto


There is a weekend-gap (3 days) between the two conferences. This would give you the opportunity to travel between Montreal to Toronto, from the research presentations at McGill University to those at Ryerson University.

You are responsible for booking this transport. While the educational and cultural bus tours are included in the registration fee, the transport between Montreal and Toronto is not.

 

BUS

Your lowest cost of traveling between the two cities would likely be on a bus. You may reserve a ticket in advance through the Megasbus website where the prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. Expected cost would be around CAN$50 and the stops along the way would be minimal, about four. The bus departs from Montreal every 30 minutes and the duration of the journey would be about six hours.

 

Train

The train may not cost you much more than the bus and may shave off about one hour from the duration of a bus journey. Cheapest train tickets are on Saturday and Sunday and this is why we have included the weekend gap in the program. You may book a ticket in advance using the Wanderu website.

 

FLY

The flight would be from Montreal (YMQ) to Toronto (YTO). "YMQ" includes all airports in Montreal and "YTO" includes all airports in Toronto. This would include smaller airports that are usually ignored in international travel. You may buy the airline ticket through any travel website, such as the Kayak website. Again, you may be surprised by the availability of low cost tickets.