The Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress team has provided information to assist delegates with their trip planning.
Find information about traveling to Congress and around the city of St. Catharines.
Brock University has reserved on-campus rooms to accommodate 1,300 delegates. Congress has also made arrangements with several local hotels for special delegate discounts.
Information about onsite facilities such as accessibility, child minding, food services, banking, and computer labs is being updated regularly.
The association is pleased to offer our delegates light refreshments. Join us at the CSA-SCS Information Booths (Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence and Concordia Lutheran Seminary) during breaks to catch up with colleagues and view displays.
Our sincerest appreciation to our sponsors, Nelson Education Ltd. and Wiley Publishing for their support!
We are unable to provide water pitchers in the session rooms therefore strongly encourage Delegates to bring reusable water bottles. Congress has indicated that there are several refill stations throughout the campus.
Touring St. Catharines
We understand that there is more to attending the Conference then the sessions. Take this opportunity to explore St. Catharines and the Niagara Region!
Brock University has created a website to compliment the main Congress website which features specific information on tourism, dining, and accommodations.
Congress Delegate Check-in
Visit the Congress Registration Desk in the Congress Centre when you arrive onsite to pick up your receipt, official access badge and registration package. The Congress Registration Desk will be in the Congress Centre, located in the Walker Complex (Building 22 on the campus map).
The hours of operation will be:
May 23 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
May 24 to 29 – 7:30am to 5:00pm
May 30 – 7:30am to 2:00pm
Canadian Sociological Association Conference Check-in
Visit one of the CSA-SCS Information Booths to pick up the Official CSA-SCS Conference Program and last minute scheduling updates. Only CSA-SCS Congress Delegates will receive an Official Program; those attending the sessions as observers only may request a summary of the day’s sessions and events.
The hours of operation will be:
May 25 – 3:00pm to 7:00pm (Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence main lobby)
May 26 to 30 – 8:00am – 5:00pm (Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence main lobby) & 8:00am – 4:00pm (Concordia Lutheran Seminary)
Location Note: Our Conference sessions are located in the Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence as well as Concordia Lutheran Seminary, two buildings located across the street from each other.
Congress Staff and Volunteers
Helping ensure Congress runs smoothly this year is an incredible fleet of several hundred contractors and volunteers from Brock University’s student and alumni communities. Both contractors (wearing orange Congress-branded T-shirts) and volunteers (wearing blue Congress-branded T-shirts) will fill a variety of administrative and logistical roles onsite, including attendee registration, info kiosk support, hospitality services, building monitoring, way finding, and much more. Many will have radio access to core conference infrastructure to help them communicate across campus quickly. In addition, they will be wearing nametags identifying the diversity of languages that they speak and can assist your associations in.