CanaDAM 2015
University of Saskatchewan, June 1 - 4, 2015

Local Information

The name of the city Saskatoon comes from a Cree word, misâskwatômina, which means "saskatoon berries" and refers to the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the area. The name of the province Saskatchewan comes from the name of the river in the Cree language, kisiskāciwani-sīpiy, which means "swift flowing river". For general information about the University, the city, and the province, check out these articles:

Campus Map: Click here to download a map of the Saskatoon campus of the University of Saskatchewan.

Registration Desk: Outside ARTS 133/134 and ARTS 241

Locations for Conference Talks: See the Schedule - Overview page.

Internet Access: CanaDAM 2015 participants will be provided with credentials to access the wireless network (uofs-guest). Before participants can access the network they will need to configure their laptops or devices. Set-up guides are available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Note that Eduroam is also available on campus.

Food Options on Campus:

  • Louis' (campus pub), located at 103 Memorial Union Building.
  • Marquis Culinary Centre (the Grad Student Pub), located on the second floor of Marquis Hall.
  • Education Cafe, located in the basement of the Education Building.
  • Arts Cafe, located on the first floor of the Arts Building.
  • PAC Cafe Subway, located on the second floor of the Physical Activity Centre (PAC).
  • Agriculture Cafe, located on the second floor of the Agriculture Building.
  • Choices at STM, located in St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive.
  • Le Crépe Bistro, located in Lower Place Riel.
  • Extreme Pita, located in the Lower Place Riel food court area.
  • Umi Sushi, located in Lower Place Riel.
  • Harvey's, located in Lower Place Riel.
  • A&W at Arts, located on the main floor of the Arts Building.
  • University Club, located near Athabasca Hall. Requires alumni or university employee membership.
  • Dairy Queen, located on the outskirts of campus on College Drive.
  • Alexander's Restaurant and Bar, located on the outskirts of campus, near the corner of College Drive and Cumberland Avenue.
  • Subway, located next door to Alexander's near the corner of Cumberland Avenue and College Drive.

Here are three links with general information about restaurants in Saskatoon:

Bookstore: The university bookstore is located in Marquis Hall, 97 Campus Drive.

Cash Machines: BMO, RBC, TD, Credit Union, Scotia, and CIBC Bank ATMs are located in Place Riel. There is a Royal Bank on College Drive.

Saskatoon Transit: This is Saskatoon’s public bus transportation service provider. For information about routes, schedules and fares visit Bus route maps are available at the front doors of Upper Place Riel, facing the transit hub.

Post Office: There is a post office located inside the Tuck Shop, Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive.

Parking: "Pay and Display" parking is available in parking areas listed here.

Pharmacy: The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy is located on the main floor of Place Riel, Suite 122-1 Campus Drive.



Some Tourism Links:
The following websites have general information about Saskatoon. These are comprehensive websites for visitors to Saskatoon, with information about hotels and events. They include information about traveling to Saskatoon by air, train, bus or car; an online hotel booking service; information about restaurants and shopping; suggested itineraries in Saskatoon (with titles like family fun, natural beauty, links to the past, and trails of 1885); and a weekly events listing.

Here is a short list of popular things to do in and near Saskatoon, in random order:

Event Sponsors

Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences Centre de recherches mathmatiques The Fields Institute Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Canadian Mathematical Society University of Saskatchewan