Off-campus Events

Wednesday August 6 2014 – Optional Carden Plain Field Trip

Location: Carden Plain Alvar

Time: 8am – 5pm

Shuttles will depart Wednesday morning for the Carden Plain Alvar.  A series of tours led by the Couchiching Conservancy will cover the natural history of the local flora and fauna.  Participants will also get the opportunity to see the most current progress in a dog-strangling vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum) biological control release program.  For more information please click here.


Wednesday August 6 2014 – Preconference Social in Port Credit

Location: The Crooked Cue, Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

Time: 6:00pm

A preconference social will take place at the Crooked Cue (~8km South of UTM) beginning at 6:30pm. The Cue offers a friendly atmosphere, 20+ beers on tap, and ample pool tables. Free shuttle service for TIPS2 registrants will be provided between the restaurant and the UTM campus.  If you are staying downtown please feel free to give the UTM-St. George shuttle a try.


Thursday August 7 2014 – Grad Student Social & Networking Event

Location: The Free Times Café, Spadina Ave. & College St., Toronto

Time: 7:00pm

All TIPS2 attendees and guests are invited to a special networking event at The Free Times Café in downtown Toronto.  Please join us for complementary drinks and hors d'oeuvres at this great centrally located venue.  Free shuttle service will be provided from UTM once the day's final talk is over; you can return by the free conference shuttle or the UTM-St. George shuttle.