Université de Sherbrooke
Located in beautiful student-friendly Sherbrooke, the Université de Sherbrooke offers a rare blend of nature and city life. Those splendid settings are the theater of major scientific developments and research opportunities. In 2014, Université de Sherbrooke has been ranked 2nd in terms of research impact among french-speaking institutions worldwide, and 1st among French-speaking institutions in Canada, according to the international CWTS Leiden Ranking. Since 2015, the Université de Sherbrooke also holds the Quebec Chair for Women in Science and Engineering.
An important catalyst of innovation in Sherbrooke has been the obtention of the prestigious Canada First Grant in 2015 by a research team composed of professors from the Physics Department and Engineering Faculty at Université de Sherbrooke. This 33,5 M$ grant has led to the creation of the Institut Quantique, which gathers experts with worldwide recognition in the fields of quantum information, quantum materials, and development of quantum technology. The Institut Quantique is now investing in an unparalleled multidisciplinary approach to the formation of its students, and proceeding to a large number of enrollments at the master, doctoral, postdoctoral, and faculty stages.
Maps - Centre Culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke
The 2018 Women in Physics Canada Conference will be held in the Centre Culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke. The networking cocktail and banquet will also be held there. The Centre Culturel is de B3 building pointed out on the maps. The registration desk will be held on July, 17 at the main entrance of the Faculty of science (you can refer to the map below).
How to get to Sherbrooke ...
Sherbrooke is located 2h from downton Montreal, 2h30 from Quebec, 45 minutes from Drummondville, 30 minutes from the US border, and 3h30 from Ottawa. Sherbrooke can be accessed through highways 10 and 55 (through highway 20).
Sherbrooke by car – Use Google Maps to get to Université de Sherbrooke
The closest airport to Université de Sherbrooke is Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International airport, located in Montreal, about 2 hours away.
A transport by bus will be organized at no additional cost from Montreal airport for attendees travelling by plane. Do not forget to precise you arrival time in the registration form. The bus will leave from Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International airport for Université de Sherbrooke on July, 17 at:
2:30 PM * (Approximative departure times, subject to modifications)
7:30 PM * (Approximative departure times, subject to modifications)
After the conference, there will also be an organized transportation returning to Montreal airport. The bus will leave from Université de Sherbrooke for Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International airport :
July, 20 at 3 :00 PM * (Approximative departure times, subject to modifications)
July, 21 at 8 :00 AM * (Approximative departure times, subject to modifications)
If you prefer, you can also rent a car directly from the airport, at your costs. Consult the section “Sherbrooke by car” for itineraries.
If you cannot use the organized transport from the airport, you can use public transportation to get to Sherbrooke.
From Montreal airport : Line 747 to Gare d’autocars de Montréal (downtown)
The 747 shuttle is available 24/7. The trip is 45-70 minutes long between the airport and downtown Montreal, and there are shuttles departing every 15 minutes or so. The final stop is at the corner Berri/Maisonneuve. From there, its only a few dozen meters to the Gare d’autocars de Montréal.
From Gare d’autocars de Montréal : Limocar Bus to Sherbrooke
The bus departs from Gare d’autocars de Montréal, 1717 rue Berri. Express buses depart from Montreal to Sherbrooke every hour or 2 hours, depending on the time of the day. The cost for a round-trip is around 55$ taxes included for students (valid student card required) or 74,25$ taxes included at regular rate. The trip from Montreal to Sherbrooke is 1h50-2h20. For more information on the schedule, call 1 819 562-8899. Information at www.limocar.ca
The final stop is in front of building B5. The Centre Culturel is in the buiding B3. Some departure do not offer a stop at UdeS, only at Gare du Dépôt (downtown Sherbrooke). Confirm this with your driver at boarding. If necessary, many direct bus routes to UdeS are available from Gare du Dépôt (3.25$ fare)
Available transportation in Sherbrooke
Taxis de Sherbrooke: http://www.taxisherbrooke.com
Public Transportation in Sherbrooke:
The conference registration includes a free bus pass to use the STS network, valid from July 17 to July 20 : www.sts.qc.ca
From Grand Times Hotel to Centre Culturel de l’UdeS :
The bus stops is just in front of the hotel main entrance (stop #516 King Ouest/Belvédère Sud). Direct lines are #8 and #9, direction Université de Sherbrooke.
From Hôtel le Président to Centre Culturel de l’UdeS:
Itinerary A : Get to stop #326 (King Ouest/J.-A. Bombardier), and take line #3 direction 13e av. Nord/du 24-Juin until stop #339 (Boul Jacques-Cartier/King Ouest). From there, De là, get to stop #158 (Boul Jacques-Cartier/King Ouest) and take line #16, direction Université de Sherbrooke.
Itinerary B : Get to stop #283 (King Ouest/J.-A. Bombardier), and take line #3 direction Carrefour de l’Estrie until stop #842 (King/Sauvé). From there, get to stop #325 (King/Sauvé) and take line #18 direction Université de Sherbrooke.
The final stop is in front of building B5. The Centre Culturel is in the buiding B3. To plan your trip : https://www.sts.qc.ca -> Se déplacer
To enjoy your trip in Sherbrooke
To learn more about events, restaurants, museums, and other activities to enjoy in Sherbrooke, please visit: www.destinationsherbrooke.com