ISSA 2023

Location and Transportation


University of Ottawa downtown campus
Learning Crossroads (CRX) building at 100 Louis-Pasteur

(click on Buildings in the ‘Navigate’ tab, then click on ‘Learning Crossroads’

You can access the Congress venue by entering at 100 Louis-Pasteur Private or by entering through Lamoureaux Hall (LMX) at 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier Private. If you are coming from the Novotel, Lord Elgin, Byward Market or from the uOttawa O Train station, LMX is the closest entrance to the Congress site.

Please note – if you arrive by taxi or other vehicle, you may be dropped off at 100 Louis-Pasteur; vehicles are not allowed on Jean-Jacques Lussier Private.

Tuesday August 15

Join us at Mother McGintey’s/Heart & Crown Pub for networking/social event.
Free appetizers from 7 pm to 8 pm.
Self-funded main meal and drinks.

Mother McGintey’s (a room in the Heart & Crown Pub)
67 Clarence Street (ByWard Market)
Don’t forget to wear your name tag.

Wednesday August 16 Self-guided social/outdoor activities and itineraries

Join us for an evening in a Francophone environment (in Gatineau, across the bridge) and experience the ambiance of the Vieux-Hull (Québec)
6 pm
Café aux 4 jeudis (
44 Rue Laval, Gatineau, QC

It’s a 35-min walk from the Bytown Market/Novotel.
Bus Mackenzie King Bridge (near campus, top end of Rideau Centre)
-> take the bus 37 or 38 or 59 or 400
-> Get off at station du Portage/ Aubry
-> 1 minute walk

Alternatively, go for a walk or a run along the Rideau Canal and for dinner head to:

Elgin Street for dinner (,


ByWard Market (


Walk through the ByWard Market and cross the Alexandra Bridge towards rue Laval in downtown Gatineau (Vieux-Hull, Québec) for an evening in a Francophone environment (

Thursday August 17 Closing reception, 18:00


Mill Street Ottawa Brewpub:

555 Wellington St

The ISSA Congress Reception is upstairs, on the 2nd floor


It is a about 30-minute walk from the uOttawa campus/Novotel to the Mill Street Ottawa Brew Pub

You can also take the O Train (from uOttawa Station or from Rideau Station)  going west (towards Tunney’s Pasture) and get off at Pimisi Station. Mill Street Brewpub is a 6 min north (see map here).

Buffet served at 8 p.m., DJ starts at 9 p.m.
Don’t forget to wear your name tag.


About Ottawa

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours in one welcoming city. With its unique blend of urban and rural beauty, year-round outdoor activities, and vibrant neighbourhoods, the Ottawa region is best explored over three days or more.

Visit the Ottawa Tourism website to learn more about the city and about things to see and do.


While we hope the new public transportation rail line serving the Ottawa International Airport will be running by the summer 2023, it is not yet completed.

 At this point, the best ground transportation option from the airport to the University of Ottawa or to downtown hotels is a taxi (about CAD 35-40). For more information visit:

Public transportation is certainly a cheaper, but longer, option:

  • Take the # 97 from the Airport (between the pillars 13 to 16) to Hurdman Station
  • Get off at Hurdman Station and get on the O-Train line 1 going west (towards Tunneys’ Pasture).
      1. Get off at uOttawa Station (to go to the University of Ottawa ISSA Congress location or to campus residences)
      2. Get off at the Rideau Station for a short walk to the Novotel or to the Lord Elgin.

 For more information about public transportation options, visit: