44th Annual Meeting
19 ̶ 21 November, 2015
Holiday Inn Select Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville
Montreal, QC

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2015 Registration Form/ Invoice

2015 Fiche d'Inscription/ Facture

Please note the online form now accepts payment by credit card: Visa, MC or Amex
Please contact Wafaa Antonious if you are having problems with the credit card payment


Dr. Michael Caldwell, Co-Host, CCUBC President, University of Alberta Dr. David Rose, Co-Host, CCUBC Past President, University of Waterloo

Dear Colleagues:

Please mark your calendar for the annual CCUBC meeting, November 19 – 21 to be held at the Holiday Inn Select Montréal Centre-Ville in Montreal.

While the timing of last year’s meeting precluded meetings with federal MPs, in conjunction with the Canadian Consortium of Research (CCR), to advocate for the need of funding basic research, the spirit remains and we hope to continue advocacy discussions and planning with CCUBC members at this year’s meeting. Other topics to be addressed may include: generating a document on succession planning for incoming chairs, Professional Biologist certification for Biology program graduates, One year Masters programs. We will also continue with the helpful round table discussions from each department as well as invite representatives from NSERC and CCR.

This list is by no means exhaustive. Please forward your ideas for other workshops or points of discussions to drrose@uwaterloo.ca . There were some ideas presented at last year's business meeting but more ideas are always welcomed.

Also, - most importantly - we are seeking nominations for our annual awards. Please start thinking about colleagues and students to nominate. Please refer to the CCUBC Awards page for more information.

Again, please give serious consideration to attending this particularly timely meeting.

If there are any questions about the actual meeting contact David: drrose@uwaterloo.ca . For more general questions about CCUBC or the meeting program or registration, please get in touch with Mrs. Wafaa Antonious, CCUBC Secretariat: Info@CCUBC.ca.


Michael Caldwell
CCUBC President
David Rose
CCUBC Past President


Holiday Inn Select Montréal Centre-Ville
99, Viger West
Montréal, QC H2Z 1E9

:Tel.: 514-878-9888 | Toll Free: 1-888-878-9888
Email: reservations@hicvmtl.com
*Please mention the rate code when placing your reservation: UBZ

Rate, Room Type & Conditions:

Standard Rooms:
Single /Double occupancy: $149/night
Triple /Quadruple occupancy: $169/$189 /night

Holiday Inn Select Montréal Centre-Ville Reservation Form

These rates will only be available from November 18th to 22nd, 2015 and all the room must be reserved before October 18, 2015. The Holiday Inn Select Montreal does not retain any room or room block on a definite basis; please book your accomodations as soon as possible. Reservations will be accepted on first come, first served basis according to room availability.

All rates are net, and non-commissionable and quoted in Canadian Funds. These rates are subject to lodging tax of 3.5% per room, per night, federal tax of 5% (GST) and provincial tax of 9.975% (PST). Taxes may change without prior notice.


Reservation must be guaranteed by a credit card. All individual guestroom cancellations must be received by 6:00 PM on the date of arrival with no cancellation fee. Failure to cancel a guaranteed reservation by 6:00 PM on the date of arrival, or failure to occupy the room will result in a charge of one night’s room and tax applied to the Individual guest’s credit card.

Final Program

Final Program (PDF)

  Executive Meeting  

Executive Suite
Room: 920

7:00 - 11:00 PM Registration and Mixer All Delegates. Hosted By CCUBC President
Hibiscus A& B
Level 2

8:15 AM
Refreshments will be available at the beginning of the session
Hibiscus A& B
8:30 - 10:00 AM Session 1
5 minute roundtable Chairs' reports
Approx 10 slots
Hibiscus A& B
10:00 - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
Hibiscus A& B 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM Session 2
5 minute roundtable Chairs' reports (continued)
Approx 15 slots
Hibiscus A& B 12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch  
Hibiscus A& B 1:30 - 2:45 PM

Session 3
NSERC Program News and Competition Results

Guillaume Sabourin,
Program Officer, NSERC
  2:50 - 6:00 PM Out Trip to Biodome Transportation to and from the Biodome will be provided from the lobby at 2:50 PM
Hibiscus B
Level 2: Lobby
7:00 PM
7:30- 10:00 PM
Reception and
All Chairs and guests.
Career Awardee
: Tom Moon, University of Ottawa
Science Promption Awardee: David Harpp, McGill Office of Science and Society
Executive Suite
Room: 920
10:00 - 11:00 PM After Dinner Social Hosted by CCUBC President


Hibiscus A& B
Level 2

8:30 - 10:00 AM Session 4
New Teaching approaches: Online and Active Learning
Refreshments will be available at the beginning of the session.
Facilitator: Scott Ramsay
Hibiscus A& B 10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break
Hibiscus A& B 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM Session 5
Open mic (bring ideas; follow up on issues that have come up).

Bring ideas for 10 - 15 min discussions

Hibiscus A& B 12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
Hibiscus A& B 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Business meeting, treasurer’s report, elections, 2016 meeting planning

Updated: November 18th, 2015