Information about the Conference Location

The Conference Site

The Conference presentations will take place in the first floor Auditorium of the new Faculty of Arts & Social Science (FASS) Building located on the campus of Dalhousie University, on the north-east corner of University Avenue and LeMarchant Street.

Dalhousie University campus map

The Climate

Halifax has pleasantly warm sunny days (about 225 hours of sunshine in August) with average highs around 23oC and lows about 15oC. Hot weather is rare since the gentle ocean breezes from the Atlantic Ocean provides a natural cooling. There are on average 10 days in the month of August with measurable precipitation.

Detailed climate information

The City and Surroundings

The greater Halifax region is home to about 300,000 residents. Large enough for all the convenience and entertainment of a large city but small enough to get around easily and quickly without traffic jams. The city is located on one of the best natural harbours in the world on the south-central coast in the province of Nova Scotia on the eastern seaboard of Canada. It is a short drive to numerous beaches and scenic coastal vistas including Peggy’s Cove. The ocean waters are a bit cool for swimming but there are numerous warm inland lakes around Halifax. Nova Scotia remains a very popular designation for tourists who are pleasantly surprised by the moderate summer climate, the hospitality of the locals and the very favourable exchange rate (especially for U.S. currency). Think about combining the Conference trip with a bit of summer vacationing.

Nova Scotia Tourism

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