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2017 SCRA Biennial Conference: Transformative Community Psychology
The conference will be held at the University of Ottawa, right in the heart of Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. The following interactive map includes information on accessibility, parking, on-campus restaurants and food services, emergency phones, transportation etc. A printable map is also available.
Some construction projects may be underway on or around campus at the time of the conference, consult this map for more details about various projects and how they may impact campus accessibility.
Registration information can be found here.
Yes. Free Wi-Fi will be on the conference site. Details will be available upon arrival and registration at the conference.
Any special dietary needs during your stay at the conference can be indicated on the registration form.
We encourage you to use your own refillable bottle to reduce your plastic waste. Water fountains which include water bottle refill taps are available all over campus.
Ottawa is in Eastern Ontario, on the border of Quebec. It is
Average temperatures in Ottawa in late June are 25 C (77 F) during the day and 13C (55.4 F) at night.
Taxi services and Uber are both available in Ottawa. Below are some useful links for those who will be driving in Ottawa, as well as links to information about getting around using the city bus system:
Interactive Traffic Map
This link includes an interactive map that shows up-to-data traffic conditions, traffic incidents, construction, and city-owned parking.
Roadwork and Street Closures
This tool lists road closures for specified dates.
Note: Downtown Ottawa includes Wards 14 and 12
Parking in Ottawa
This link includes information on when to pay for parking, how to pay for parking, and parking regulations and restrictions.
Large Vehicle Parking in Ottawa
This link includes information on parking regulations for large vehicles (busses, etc.). Includes map of areas to park large vehicles, and how to purchase a 24-hour tour bus parking permit.
City Busses: OC Transport
Tickets cost $1.65 each, and can be purchased at several locations, including the Rideau Centre and City Hall.
Plan your trip using the OC Transpo Travel Planner tool.
As Canada’s national capital, Ottawa has many galleries, museums, events, and attractions to visit while you are here for the conference.
Some highlights include:
Below are some links to further explore what there is to do in the city:
Discover Ottawa smartphone app can be downloaded on iPhones
Other apps that may be helpful in navigating the city available though the City of Ottawa website
Ottawa always has many festivals and events happening in the city. July 1st 2017 (immediately after the conference!) is the 150th birthday of Canada, and there will be many activities ongoing at the time of the Biennial.
Consult the links below to find out more:
Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show – sound and light show on Parliament Hill
More events to be added closer to the conference.
Canada (mostly) follows the metric system. There are a number of websites and apps to convert into the United States or Imperial system.
The campus of the University of Ottawa is located downtown, close to many restaurants.
Byward Market – the Byward Market is about 1.5 kilometers from campus. It has many restaurants to choose from. Some of them are even good.
Elgin Street – Elgin Street is across the Rideau Canal from the U of O campus, about 1 kilometer away. It also has many restaurants.
Here is a link to find more options for dining in Ottawa
The following are some local vegetarian and vegan restaurant suggestions:
Perfection Satisfaction Promise Vegetarian Restaurant & Coffee House
Offering vegetarian cafe eats such as burgers & salads along with organic coffee & tea.
167 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa
Casual haunt located on-campus offering creative cafe fare, including burritos & poutine, with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.
601 Cumberland St, Ottawa
(Note: open weekdays only)
(613) 562-5800 ext. 3000
Vegetarian food and juice bar. Take-out meals are available, or you can eat in. Great place to go for dinner and enjoy the action on Elgin St.
340 Elgin St, Ottawa
The Green Door
Organic vegetarian meals & gluten-free desserts are served cafeteria-style in buzzy surroundings.
198 Main St, Ottawa