University of Ottawa, October 22-23, 2011

Preliminary Local Information

Mathematics Department,          R. Blute 613-562-5800  ext. 3535   (                           
University of Ottawa,                 P. Hofstra 613-562-5800 ext. 3494  (   
585 King Edward Ave                P. Scott  613-562-5800  ext. 3502   (                                        
(#10 on the maps).                                                       

(Old) Area Map (click to enlarge)


The Category Theory "Octoberfest" is an annual workshop, traditionally held in October, bringing together researchers in category theory and its applications. This year's meeting will be hosted in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Ontario.

The scientific program starts on Saturday, October 22, and consists of one and a half days of research talks. The program will end mid-day Sunday, October 23.

Keynote Talk
:  Alistair Savage (U.Ottawa),   A graphical categorification of the Heisenberg algebra

Research talks:  Titles and Abstracts (in .pdf)

Program:  Schedule of talks

Lectures will be held in Arts 257 (Building 7 on the area and campus maps)

Friday evening (Oct. 21)  starting around 7pm, there will be an informal gathering in a pub/restaurant called Vineyards downtown in the market area.
For more information on this venue, see


Campus Map
(click to enlarge)

Here is a campus map                     ------------------------------------------------------>

Hotels and B&B's (the U.S. and Canadian dollar are roughly at par)  

The Business Inn is across the Laurier Bridge (over the Canal), at 180 Maclaren Street (at Elgin).  We have
booked 10 suites there at $113/night.The confirmation number is 106898 (Deadline Oct 7).
After this date, you can try to get the university rate by showing your university I.D. card (but no guarantees!)
These are apartment suites, with separate bedroom.   Very good quality.

Cartier Place Suite Hotel is across the Laurier Bridge (over the Canal), on Cooper and Elgin
(180 Cooper St)., Ph; 613-236-5000.  These are modern apartment suites, with all cooking facilities. We have not reserved anything, but you are welcome to ask for the University/Government Rate and see what happens. Also very good quality, but
more expensive than Business Inn.
Additional Recommended Hotels nearby (which often have weekend promotions: book early!):   
  (  )  and Les Suites (

B&B's   (Near Ottawa U)   (new places added)

Swiss Hotel  (formerly:  Gasthaus Swiss)
89 Daly Avenue
Ottawa ON K1N6E6

Auberge King Edward B&B    (for more B&B's, see note below)
525 King Edward (near the Math Dept.)

Alexander House B&B             (for more B&B's, see note below)
542 Besserer St. (Near Math Dept.)

(NOTE: there are a series of B&B's near the Math Department: Brenner's, Avalon, Samantha's, etc.
See the links on the LHS of the webpages of the two B&B's above)

Radclyffe  House Bed and Breakfast
160 Waverley Street, Ottawa Ontario K2P 0V6
(across the canal footbridge from U. Ottawa).
Transit Map
(click to enlarge)

Directions to the campus and Campus Parking:

From the airport, by taxi. The ride costs about $30.

From the airport, by bus. From the airport, take bus 97 to the "Laurier" bus stop. From there it is a short walk to campus (see the area map above)

 For your orientation, you can also consult the transitway map on the right.

From the train station, by bus. You take bus 95 from the train station to the "Laurier" bus stop (number 12 on the above area and campus maps). The ride takes only about 10 minutes. You can find the #95 bus schedules here.

By car. From highway 417 (Queensway), take exit 118 marked "Nicholas St". This will put you on the above area map.
If you come from the East (Montreal direction), keep to the right, go straight and you immediately are on King Edward and Mann, going North.
Coming from the West (Toronto direction), just follow Nicholas St. At Laurier, turn right and you will
come to King Edward in 2 blocks.

Parking around U. Ottawa can be difficult (although weekends are easier). The University has a Parking Garage at the south end of King Edward, corner of King Edward and Mann Ave. Good Value, open 24 hours.  Also
the campus has many pay-and-display parking spots.  Write Phil Scott if you have special needs.

Last updated: Oct. 11, 2011 by Phil Scott