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Social events

Saskatoon has a lot to offer to those who dare make the trip! This page contains information about the social events organized during the conference. 

We created a facebook page to allow students attending the meeting to follow recent news and to communicate during the meeting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/58815627374/. The conference also has a twitter account @CSEE2015. Please follow us for live updates!

1. Opening Mixer at the atrium of the Museum of Natural Sciences

University of Saskatchewan, Biology and Geology Buildings, 112-114 Science Place, May 21st 2015, starting at 4pm

Join us for the opening mixer of the conference in the atrium of the Museum of Natural Sciences, under a Tyrannosaurus rex squeleton. Local beers will be featured at the event, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and some food. 

2. Student and Post Doc "Strategies for Success" Session and Mixer, Louis' Loft

University of Saskatchewan, Louis' Pub and Loft, 93 Campus Drive, May 22nd 2015, from 5-8pm

There is no registration fee associated with this event, but registration is strongly recommended to help us plan the event. This session and mixer will provide students with a unique opportunity to meet with postdocs and professors of diverse backgrounds to discuss certain aspects of successful careers in research. While the advice will be serious, the event will take place in an informal pub setting. The bar will be arranged so that there are different stations with resident experts dedicated to each subject. Students will be free to move from topic to topic and engage in the discourse over a few pints. This year’s topics will be announced in the next few weeks.

3. CSEE's First Annual Fun Run, May 23rd 2015

Start on campus, meet at 6:30am and run at 7:00am

Join us for a fun 5 km run/walk event along the beautiful South Saskatchewan River. No registration is required for this free event! If you are interested in attending, please let people at the registration table know upon your arrival in Saskatoon.

4. Prairie Sun Microbrewery Pub Night and Tour

2020 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, May 23rd 2015

Come join us at for dinner and drinks at Prairie Sun Brewery on the evening of May 23rd. The brewery will be offering CSEE attendees with exclusive access to their on-site pub. The cost is $25 and includes dinner (burger [veggie or meat], two sides, and a pint of beer) and shuttle bus service to and from the brewery and university. Games (e.g., giant jenga, beer pong) will also be offered during the evening. 

Prairie Sun will offer tours of the brewery for an additional $5. Three tours of the brewery will be offered during the evening. Tours will take place at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00PM. Each tour has a maximum capacity of 50 persons so space is limited. Registration for tours will be offered on a first come first served basis. 

Tickets for dinner and/or tour of the brewery can be purchased at the CSEE registration desk. 

Shuttle buses will leave the university on an ~ hourly schedule as outlined in detail below:

University to Prairie Sun, departing at 5:50PM

Prairie Sun to University, departing at 6:30

University to Prairie Sun, departing at 6:45

Prairie Sun to University, departing at 7:30

University to Prairie Sun, departing at 7:45

Prairie Sun to University, departing at 8:30

University to Prairie Sun, departing at 8:45

Prairie Sun to University, departing at 10:00 (2nd stop at Park Town Hotel if requested)

Prairie Sun to University, departing at 12:30AM (2nd stop at Park Town Hotel if requested)

Prairie Sun to University, departing at 1:30AM  (2nd stop at Park Town Hotel if requested)

Please note the shuttle service was arranged to allow participants to attend both the public outreach lecture on bats (7:30pm, Thorvaldson building room 271) and enjoy the microbrewery. 


5. Closing banquet, Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne avenue, Saskatoon, May 24th 2015

This year's closing banquet will take place in the Western Development Museum from Saskatoon. Join us for an evening of festivities, delicious food, and discovery of Saskatchewan's unique history and culture.

For more information on the Western Development Museum, please visit http://wdm.ca/stoon/boomtown.htm.

A shuttle service from campus will be offered (details to follow).