2019 Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Regional Conference

March 20-22, 2019
Montreal, Québec

Bienvenue à Montréal!

The McGill University local host committee is pleased to showcase our ivy league university and the joie de vivre in our metropolitan city of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.  Welcome!

Founded in 1821, McGill University boasts a distinguished, global community of scholars with over 28,000 students.  It has the highest percentage of PhD students of any other Canadian Research University.

Montreal is the 2nd largest French speaking city in the world.  Both safe and affordable, Montreal is infused with art and a diversity of cultures.  It is located on an island at the junction of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, north of New York State.

Montréal is famed for its food, from a culinary scene that's endlessly innovative and wildly creative to tried-and-true local cuisine traditions. Swanky bistros, casual eateries and pop-up restaurants all make Montréal's gastronomy experiences as spectacular as they are delicious. It is an important cultural center and a top destination for North American and European tourists enticed by its restaurants, entertainment, neighborhoods and the charm, character and class of its Old City (le Vieux Montreal).

The narrowed cobblestone streets, stone buildings and numerous cafes give Old Montreal a more European character than in any other North American city.  The Westin Hotel is the host hotel and it is nestled between Old Montreal and the thriving and high paced downtown area.

Oh yeah, and did we mention the US dollar is worth 30% more!  …..that’s 30% more opportunities, 30% more learning and 30% more fun!  Look at what McGill and Montreal have to offer you in 2019…..

Merci, Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you CHEZ NOUS! (pronounced: Shey-noo)

(that’s at our house).

It will be an event you will not want to miss!


 Tour- McGill University Tour with Lunch - $30.00 per person

Discover McGill’s Downtown Campus — a mosaic of historic and modern buildings — founded almost 200 years ago. It is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, a city as distinguished and diverse as McGill’s student body. Come visit McGill’s Award Winning Dining Services that has maintained its position as a leader in the campus dining industry by focusing on sustainability, ethical practices, and the health of its clientele. When dining in one of our residential dining halls or retail locations, you are getting so much more than a meal. 

Depart Westin Hotel at 11:00 a.m.  Tour route: Bishop Mountain Hall Dining Center for lunch and tour; Downtown campus tour including McConnell Café, Dispatch, Booster Juice, Première Moison; Royal Victoria College Dining Hall. Return to Westin Hotel approximately 3:00 p.m. Transportation, lunch and sampling included.             

Old Montreal Food Tour  - $80.00 per person

Old Montreal is a one-of-a-kind European-style district. Its historic buildings, narrow streets, and flourishing foodie scene make it a mix of exciting elements to taste and discover. Through public squares, landmarks, and eateries, our tour blends English and French cultures in a unique and interactive way. Taking an Old Montreal Food Tour allows you to experience, with a knowledgeable local with a passion for food and culture, the indoor culinary scene locals love so much, and the outdoor historic sights. Join us and uncover some of Montreal’s most enticing bits of history, visual treats, and tasty bites.

This 3 hour walking tour departs from the Crew Collective Café (a 2 minute walk from the Westin Hotel) with staggered start times beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Visiting five different tasting locations, stopping at historic landmarks. Four of the tasting locations are sit-down restaurants, including one brewpub serving local craft beer. They range from a local gluten-free bakery, to a café serving a classic Montreal bagel topped with salmon. Two traditional Québécois tastings are included along the way while you discover and savour Montreal’s history. In between food tastings, you will learn about Montreal’s culture and history, through its old and not-so-old buildings, in a fresh Local Montreal Tour way! All food tastings are included in the ticket.

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