Local amenities

Local amenities

 

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Congress information services
Banking
Bookstore
Chaplaincy care
Computer labs
Convenience store
Food services
Groceries
Health services
Internet
Library
Local transportation
Luggage storage
Parking
Pharmacy
Printing and copying
Recreation
Rest spaces
Security
Sustainability on campus

Congress information services

Each year, a dedicated Information Centre and a number of Information Kiosks are established to assist attendees during their Congress experience.

Information Centre

The Information Centre will be located in the Congress Hub, in Jack Simpson Gym, along with Registration and Expo.

Attendees can find information on:

  • Accessibility services
  • Association programs
  • Transportation and parking
  • Local amenities and tourism
  • Lost and found
  • Luggage storage

Hours of operation:

  • Saturday May 28 – 07:30 to 17:00
  • Sunday May 29– 07:30 to 17:00
  • Monday May 30– 07:30 to 17:00
  • Tuesday May 31 – 07:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday June 1– 07:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday June 2 – 07:30 to 17:00
  • Friday June 3 – 07:30 to 14:00

Information Kiosks

Several information kiosks will be conveniently placed around campus. Locations will be posted closer to Congress.

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Banking

On campus ATMs

Most major banks have ATMs on campus.

ATB
MacEwan Student Centre - Food Court level

Bank of Montreal (BMO)
MacEwan Student Centre - Bookstore level

CIBC
MacEwan Student Centre - Food Court level

RBC Royal Bank
MacEwan Student Centre - Bookstore level
MacEwan Student Centre - Food Court level

Scotiabank
MacEwan Student Centre - Food Court level

TD Canada Trust
MacEwan Student Centre - Food Court level

Off campus

Banks close to campus:

ATB
3630 Brentwood Road NW (Brentwood Village Mall)

Bank of Montreal (BMO)
3517 Charleswood Drive NW (Brentwood Village Mall)

CIBC
4625 Varsity Drive NW

Scotiabank
4110 Brentwood Road NW (Brentwood Village Mall)

TD Canada Trust
3630 Brentwood Road NW (Brentwood Village Mall)

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Bookstore

University of Calgary Bookstore
MacEwan Hall - first floor
calgarybookstore.ca
1-877-220-5937

Saturday and Sunday 
10:00 – 17:00

Monday to Friday 
9:00 – 17:00

Discounts 
The University of Calgary Bookstore will be offering all Congress 2016 attendees who show their attendance badge the following discounts:

  • 20% discount on trade and general reading books in the store, at Expo (Booth #26), and at author events
  • 25% discount on clothing and gifts in-store and at Expo (Booth #26)

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Chaplaincy care

The University of Calgary has a Faith & Spirituality Centre located in MacEwan Hall - MSC 373.  More information can be found at www.ucalgary.ca/fsc.

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Computer labs

The Faculty of Arts computer lab located in Social Sciences-018 will be open from 8:00 to 18:00 each day of Congress. This lab features over 114 PC and 24 Mac computer workstations, running both Windows and Apple operating systems. The lab is also setup with full printing capability ($) in both black/white and color at sizes up to 11"x17”. The cost of printing varies depending on size of paper, with standard letter size being $0.10 per page – cash payments only.

Convenience store

Stör
The Stör is located in MacEwan Student Centre on the Food Court level.  It carries fresh food, newspapers, transit tickets, phone cards and snacks. The hours of operation can be found at www.su.ucalgary.ca/programs-services/student-services/store.

Corner Store
Located in the lobby of Hotel Alma, the Corner Store carries souvenirs, toiletries, snacks and food items. Its hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 21:00, and weekends/holidays from 11:00 to 19:00.

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Food services

Consult the food services page for more information.

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Groceries

Off campus

Major grocery stores close to campus:

Safeway
3636 Brentwood Rd NW (Brentwood Village Mall)

Calgary Co-op Food Store
4122 Brentwood Rd NW (Brentwood Centre)

Planet Organic Market Ltd
4625 Varsity Dr NW

Costco Wholesale
2853 32 St NE (North Calgary warehouse)

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Health services

The University of Calgary has a Wellness Centre that provides Health Services and Counselling, and also encompasses a Faith & Spirituality Centre. The Wellness Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:00 and is located in MacEwan Hall - MSC 370. More information can be found at www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre.

Student Medical Responders will be on campus during Congress. These students are trained as advanced medical first responders. 

After hours assistance can be found at www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/helpingmyself/off-campus-resources.

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Internet

The University of Calgary will make two wireless network options available to Congress attendees. Students, faculty and staff of participating institutions can connect to the eduroam network, while other attendees can use the open Congress2016 network.

Network name: Congress2016
Password: none required

Note: Once connected to the network, open a browser window. You will be directed to a registration page where you must accept the campus “Terms of Usage” policy before being granted access to the internet.

Network name: eduroam
Password: enter your eduroam login credentials

Note: You must be registered for eduroam with your home institution prior to arrival. Contact your home institution for support.

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Library

Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL)
(403) 220-8895

Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 - 21:00
Friday: 8:00 - 18:00

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Local transportation

Consult the local transporation page for more information.

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Luggage storage

Complimentary same day only luggage storage is available to all attendees in the Congress Hub:

Information Centre
May 28 – June 2: 07:30 – 17:00
June 3:  07:30 – 14:00

For all attendees staying in on-campus accommodations, the University of Calgary will provide luggage storage at the following locations; simply ask at the appropriate reception desk:

Hotel Alma
for Hotel Alma and International House guests

Yamnuska Hall
for all residence guests

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Parking

Consult the Local transportation page for more information.

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Pharmacy

Varsity Pharmacy & Natural Health is the on-campus pharmacy, located in MacEwan Hall (MSC 291) on the food court level. It operates from 8:30 to 18:00 on weekdays and can be contacted at 403-282-0100.

In addition, Brentwood Village Mall contains a London Drugs and a Safeway Pharmacy and is located within a 10-15 minute walk from campus at 3630 Brentwood Rd NW.

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Printing and copying

Bound and Copied
MacEwan Hall
403-220-6661
boundandcopied@su.ucalgary.ca
May 28-June 3: 9:30 – 15:30

Bound and Copied is a full service print shop on campus.  It is located in the retail corridor of MacEwan Hall on the lower level, just past the Bookstore. This location also hosts self-serve Nickle Copiers available for use from 9:30 to 21:00 for the duration of Congress. Payment for both printing options is cash only.

Imagine Printing
Education Tower – 003
403-220-6000
imagine.print@ucalgary.ca
May 30-June 3: 8:30 – 16:30

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Recreation

The University of Calgary’s Active Living services, which are dedicated to promoting healthy living, combine Campus Recreation, Health & Recreation, and Outdoor Centre Programs. Congress attendees are eligible to use these facilities, which will include the Fitness Centre (minimum age 17), Aquatic Centre, Racquet Centre, and Climbing walls. Coin-operated lockers are also available for use in the change rooms.

Active Living passes are available at the cost of $5.00/day and can be purchased at: Client Services (Kinesiology A104); Hotel Alma reception desk; or Yamnuska Hall reception desk. Congress attendees must show their badge to receive the discounted rate. Guests of Hotel Alma are eligible for complimentary passes, which can be redeemed at the Hotel Alma reception desk.

For operating hours and other information, see www.ucalgary.ca/activeliving/hours.

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Rest spaces

The University of Calgary is pleased to provide designated quiet spaces around campus which will be open for the duration of Congress.

Education Tower - 202C
Professional Faculties – 1243 (lobby and study space) 
TFDL – 150 A/B/C
TFDL – 210 A/B/C/G/H/J
TFDL – 260 B/C
MacEwan Hall – 275 – Student Club Space

Mother-baby room
MacEwan Hall – 229 – Falstaff

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Security

Campus Security - Main Campus Office
MacEwan Hall - 260
www.ucalgary.ca/security

University of Calgary Campus Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day-year round to respond to security needs and emergency situations. Uniformed officers patrol the Campus either on foot, in marked vehicles, or as members of the Bike Unit. Designated Help Phones are located throughout the campus in most buildings, parking lots, and elevators. There are also pay phones around the campus with a direct link to Campus Security.

Campus emergency number: 403-220-5333

Police, ambulance and fire: 911

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Sustainability on campus

The University of Calgary is committed to excellence and leadership in sustainability. We focus on academic excellence in sustainability including curriculum and research, engagement to enable leadership competencies, and modelling the way by integrating sustainability into daily campus operations. In 2013 the university received a Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Gold rating in recognition of its achievements. 

During Congress 2016, we invite attendees to join us in modelling sustainability by taking advantage of our programs and integrating sustainability into everyday actions, such as:

  • Conserving energy. Take the stairs and turn off lights, computers and equipment when not in use.
  • Carrying a reusable water bottle or mug. All attendees will have the opportunity to pick up a complimentary Congress 2016 water bottle (500 ml) in the Congress Hub during registration. Over 40 of 300 campus water fountains have been retrofitted to include bottle filling devices and many campus vendors offer beverage discounts when you BYOM.
  • Sorting your waste. Collection bins for compost, refundable beverage containers, and paper and cardboard are conveniently stationed at events and throughout campus.
  • Commuting sustainably. The campus is easily accessible by public transit or you can take advantage of our carpoolcar share and cycling programs.

To learn more about sustainability on our campus, visit our sustainability website or contact the Office of Sustainability.

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