General Information

Table of Contents
BackgroundAbout Saskatoon
Symposium Co-chairsRegistration Fees
Payment of FeesCancellation & Refund Policy
Special Requests Students
Information on Tours Transportation
Venue/Accommodation Visa/Passport

Registration Fees

Includes all continental breakfasts, lunches, gala dinner, and the Saskatchewan Night dinner

On or Before September 1st, 2003

Regular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00 Cdn
Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175.00 Cdn

After September 1st, 2003

Regular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $475.00 Cdn
Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225.00 Cdn

Financial support will be available to a limited number of participants from developing countries and the general public. (Individuals interested in financial assistance should submitt an abstract of their work. A decision on the request will be made, by the reviewing committee, only after the abstract has been accepted for presentation at the Symposium).

Payment of Fees

Registration form and payment of fees submitted by Internet or fax, must be made by credit card (VISA or MasterCard).

If you elect to mail the registration form, you may include your payment, made out to I.ARE.H Symposium 2003 by cheque drawn on a Canadian bank, by international money order or by bank draft.

If you wish to pay the registration fee in US dollars, please convert the Canadian registration fee to US dollars and send in with your registration form.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Registration fees, less a $50.00 administration charge, will be refunded if cancellation is received in writing by September 9th, 2003. After this date, registration fees are Non-Refundable. All refunds will be processed after the conference. Queries regarding conference registration should be addressed to the Symposium 2003 Secretariat.


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.


Informal for most occasions, semi-formal to formal for gala dinner.


The Canadian dollar is divided into 100 cents. Please check with your local bank for current 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.

All 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 present proof of student status (e.g. student card, dated letter from your supervisor) when you arrive at the on-site registration desk.

Information on Tours

University of Saskatchewan Walking Tour

This introduction to the University of Saskatchewan includes the Diefenbaker Canada Centre and Museum; Kenderdine and Snelgrove Galleries; the Geology, Biology, and Agriculture buildings; Innovation Place Research Park, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and other colleges.

Canadian Light Source – Synchrotron

What is a synchrotron? A synchrotron produces extremely bright light, millions of times brighter than the sun, by using powerful magnets and radio frequency waves to accelerate electrons to nearly the speed of light. This infra-red, ultraviolet and X-ray light is shone down beamlines to experiment endstations where scientists can select different parts of the spectrum to “see” the microscopic nature of matter, right down to the level of the atom. Information obtained with this “super microscope” can be used to help design new drugs, examine the structure of surfaces for developing more effective motor oils, build more powerful computer chips, and help with clean-up of mining wastes, to name just a few applications.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park Tour:

Site where the Northern Plains Indians gathered for thousands of years to hunt bison, to gather food and herbs, and to escape winter winds. Walk along the Nature trails, see a medicine wheel, tipi rings, bison jumps and habitation sites. Visitor Centre holds a theatre, art gallery, hands-on display, archeological field research laboratory, gift shop, and a restaurant offering bison, bannock, and Saskatoon berry menu items.


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


Delta Bessborough Hotel (Host hotel)*
601 Spadina Cres. East Saskatoon, SK
(306) 244-5521
1-800-268-1133 (
Single/Double Occupancy: $ 115.00

Sheraton Cavalier Hotel*
(Across from host hotel)
612 Spadina Cres. East Saskatoon, SK
(306) 652-6770
Single/Double Occupancy: $ 115.00

Parktown Hotel *
(Three blocks from host hotel)
924 Spadina Cres. East Saskatoon, SK
(306) 244-5564
Single/Double Occupancy: $ 80.00

Radisson Hotel Saskatoon*
(2 blocks from host hotel)
405 - 20th St East, Saskatoon, SK
(306) 665-3322
Corner/Queen: $ 119.00

* Please request Symposium rate. The Symposium rate is available till September 18.


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.


In Progress Program