October 19-23, 2008 Saskatoon
October 19-23, 2008 Saskatoon

General Information


  • October in Saskatoon is autumn and can be sunny or cloudy/rainy. The average daytime temperature is 0 to 10 degrees Celsius. Be prepared for rare snowfall in October.


  • The currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar. Please check your local bank or a currency exchange rate website for the right exchange rates.


  • In case of emergency dial 911. You don’t need to pay for the call.

Traditionally, Canadian food relies on fish, meat, poultry, potatoes, fruits and vegetables.

  • Some meals and entertainment are included with the registration fee.
  • People with special dietary needs should contact the office to make arrangements.


  • English is the official Symposium language

Special Requests:

  • Accommodation available for persons with sensory impairments as well as persons with physical challenges or mobility limitations.


  • To qualify for the special student rate, you must send (by mail, fax, e-mail) a proof of student status (e.g. photocopy of a student card and dated letter from your supervisor).


  • Sightseeing will be offered for a fee.


  • There is no shuttle service from the Saskatoon airport to downtown hotels. A taxi ride to the host hotel will cost approximately $25.00 Cdn.


  • A valid passport or internationally recognized travel document is required to enter Canada.  For some countries, visa processing may take time, so it is advisable to apply for a Canadian visa well in advance.

  • This office will issue an Invitation Letter to international participants who wish to attend this conference and require a visa for entry to Canada only after receiving Cdn$ 100.00 fee for processing and mailing.  Money orders and cheques are payable to the University of Saskatchewan.