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On-Campus Accommodation

UVic Conference Services

Because the conference will be held on the campus of the University of Victoria, we expect that the majority of attendees will want to stay in the university's residences. For information about the university's on-campus accommodations, visit the UVic Housing website (including virtual tours). In all cases, bathrooms are shared rather than private, so you should consider bringing a robe. Twin rooms are best suited for couples, as the other accommodation types have only one single bed per room. Some rooms are available for early arrivals and late stays, but you are advised to reserve space; there is no "per person" rate for cluster housing, so the most reasonable rate for additional days will be in single rooms.

Rates for 2009 are as follows, in Canadian dollars (as of early March, CA$1.00 is about US$0.80):

  • single rooms: CA$45/night
  • twin rooms: CA$55/night
  • cluster housing: CA$150/night (like a four-bedroom townhouse)

To reserve a room, complete and submit the online Reservation Form.

(Please note that Craigdarroch House, essentially an on-campus bed and breakfast, is not available for reservation as it has been set aside by ASLE for plenary speakers.)

There are no hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus; the university is 20-25 minutes by public transit or 15 minutes by taxi from the city's downtown core, and that's where most hotels are located - including the conference's official hotel, the Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites.

Individuals with a Disability

There are several units available through Housing Services for individuals with a disability:

UVic's accessible housing units have an automatic door entrance and access from ground level and/or ramp. Bedroom amenities such as levers, peepholes and mirrors, have been lowered and in the case of cluster housing, countertops in the kitchen have also been adjusted to accommodate a wheelchair if required. Washrooms with roll in showers are available as well as bedrooms with a strobe light for people who are hard of hearing.

Please visit the UVic Housing web site for more details, including virtual tours. If you may be interested in such a unit, or if you have questions or requests about the possibility, please send a note to housing [at] uvic [dot] ca, or call Nancy at 250-721-8430.

Food Services

The University of Victoria offers no meal plan as such, of the kind that many people have signed up for at previous conferences.

Instead, many of the university's eating venues - including the main cafeterias - will give you a 10% discount if you pay with a pre-loaded swipe card available in denominations of $20 CDN and $50 CDN. All of the university's food services locations - except the University Club - accept cash payments if you would prefer, and many of them accept debit or credit cards.

As well, anyone staying in a regular residence room will receive a voucher toward breakfast as part of each night's room rental. No voucher is offered to people staying in cluster housing, because these units are equipped with kitchens. A full-service grocery store is about a 10-minute walk from campus, just down the steep hill on Sinclair Road toward Cadboro Bay, between a pharmacy and a liquor store.