Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long should presentations be?
Presentations should be a maximum of 20 minutes, which generally works out to between 8 and 10 pages double-spaced.

Q: Will projectors be available for those who wish to use PowerPoint?
Yes. Each presentation room will be equipped with a laptop computer, projector, and screen. Please ensure your presentation is easily accessible on a USB and is PC compatible.

Q: Is there a registration fee for the conference?
A registration fee of $15 is payable on arrival at the conference. The fee includes lunch and snacks during both days of the conference and the wine and cheese reception at the Museum of Health Care on Friday evening. A receipt will be provided for those who require one.

Q: Will accommodations be provided?
A: The Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront (Tel: 613 549 8400) has provided us with a discounted rate of $115.95/night for a double room. To receive the discount, just mention the McGill-Queen’s Conference in History when you make your reservation. Please book early as this rate will only be available until February 8 Update: the special rate is now available until February 15!  The hotel is located downtown at 2 Princess St, about a 20 minute walk or ten minute bus ride (routes 6, 3, or 12) to campus.

Q: How do I get to Kingston?
Kingston is located on Highway 401, approximately halfway between Toronto and Montreal. The city is served by GreyhoundCoach Canada, and Megabus bus routes, Via Rail for train service, and Air Canada Jazz by air. For more detailed directions, visit Tourism Kingston’s Travel to Kingston and the Discover Queen’s page.

Q: Now that I’ve arrived in Kingston, how do I get to Queen’s from the bus station/train station/airport/highway?

From the bus station:
Cab fare to downtown/Queen’s costs about $15.
Bus routes 2 and 18 will take you to Queen’s in about 20 minutes. Adult fare is $2.50.

From the train station:
Cab fare to downtown/Queen’s costs about $15.
Bus route 18 takes about 25 minutes to reach Queen’s. Adult fare is $2.50.

From the airport:
Cab fare to downtown/Queen’s costs about $18.
Unfortunately no city busses provide direct service to the airport. It is about a 3km walk from the terminal to the nearest bus stop.

For more information on bussing see Kingston Transit’s trip planner.

From Highway 401:
The easiest way to get to Queen’s from the highway is to exit at Division St. Continuing south on Division takes you directly to campus. Paid visitor parking is available in the underground parking garage at Stuart St and University Ave. To reach the parking garage, follow Division to Union St, turn right onto Union, left onto University Ave, and left onto Stuart St. You will see the parking garage entrance on your left. There is also a small amount of metered parking available along Union St. See this map for more details.

Q: What is the contact info for taxi companies in Kingston?
Amey’s Taxi: 613 546 1111
Kingston and Amherst Taxi: 613 542 3333
Modern Taxi: 613 546 2222

Q: How on earth do you pronounce interstices?
Go here for a handy recording!

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