Travel & Accommodation

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The largest city in the province, Saskatoon has a population of approximately 250 000. It is home to a number of artistic venues and museums, such as the Persephone Theatre, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, the Mendel Art Gallery, and the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum

In June, the average daytime temperature is approximately 20° C, or 68° F.  Sunrise is before 5am; sunset is about 9:30pm.

Travel

Travel by air
The John G. Diefenbaker Airport (YXE) is an international airport with links to major Canadian cities, as well as to cities in the US, such as Chicago, Denver, and Las Vegas. Airlines that fly through Diefenbaker include: Westjet and AirCanada, as well as Delta and United Airlines Canada. While there is no shuttlebus service to downtown hotels, taxis are available at the airport.

Travel by train
The Saskatoon train station is located approximately 8 km from the downtown. “The Canadian”—a Via Rail train that runs between Toronto ON and Vancouver BC—services the station three times a week.

Travel by car
Saskatoon is located 525 km east of Calgary AB, 700 km northwest of Winnipeg MB, and 925 km northwest of Fargo ND.  See timeanddate.com for more information on distances and times.

For parking on campus, please refer to University of Saskatchewan Parking Services website.

Accommodation

On-campus residence rooms are available for booking through the University of Saskatchewan’s Hospitality Services. A block of rooms has been reserved from Tuesday 5 June through Sunday 10 June 2012.

Rooms are still available at Saskatoon’s historic railway hotel, the Delta Bessborough, but conference rates are no longer available as of 10 May 2012.

For other options, please refer to Tourism Saskatoon’s Places to Stay website.

The University of Saskatchewan

The 22nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf, will take place in the Arts Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

As the province’s only medical / doctoral institution, the University of Saskatchewan offers a diverse range of programmes through its 17 schools and colleges.  With 15 000 full-time students and 4 000 students studying part-time, the UofS and its affiliated institutions offer a rich learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students alike.  Along with the Greystone Theatre, the University houses the Kenderdine Art Gallery and the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, the Museum of Antiquities, and the Observatory, which is open to the public on Saturday nights from 10:00-11:30pm.

The university’s commitment to forward-looking research in the sciences and in the humanities is evidenced by our partnership with the Canadian Light Source and our development of projects such as the Saskatchewan Resources for Sexual Diversity website.  A number of recent initiatives focus on cross-disciplinary teaching and learning, including the Learning Communities Initiative, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity, and the Clarion Project.  A key infrastructure project is the Gordon Oakes-Red Bear Centre of Achievement, a space for aboriginal students that is currently in a fund-raising phase.  Please contact: giving@usask.ca for more information.