Local amenities

Congress information services

At Congress, there are two dedicated Info Desks and 3 Information Kiosks (one at each of the Mcgill Campus’ entrances, as well as several Wayfinders to assist attendees during their Congress experience.

Info Desk and Registration

The Info Desks, Registration, and Expo are located within the Congress Hub, in the McLennan/Redpath Library.

Attendees can find information on:

  • Accessibility services
  • Local amenities  
  • Lost and found
  • Luggage storage
  • Transportation and parking

Hours of operation - Info Desk

  • June 11 - 10:00– 17:00
  • June 12-20 - 07:30–17:00
  • June 21 - 07:30– 12:00

Hours of operation - Registration desk

  • June 11 - 10:00– 17:00
  • June 12-21 - 07:30–17:00  
  • June 21 - 07:30– 12:00 

Information Kiosks

3 outdoor information kiosks will be conveniently placed at the entrances of the McGill campus: McTavish, Milton, and Roddick Gates.

Banking

View the links below for locations and opening hours.

Bank and Credit Union Branches

Convenience Stores and Groceries

View the links below for locations and opening hours.

On campus

Off campus

For restaurant services on campus, visit Food services.

Faith and spirituality services

View the links below for locations and opening hours.

On campus

Off campus

Explore McGill University’s guide to religious places of worship as well as the spiritual community and worship page.

Health Services and Walk-in clinics

View the links below for locations and opening hours.

On campus

Off campus

Gathering spaces

Congress is pleased to provide designated gathering spaces for Congress attendees. All Gathering Spaces are open from 9:00 – 16:00 daily.  

Gathering space for Indigenous scholars and graduate researchers  

This space allows Indigenous participants across their various scholarly associations and disciplines to connect with each other, share ideas, and build community. It also includes a quiet space where Indigenous colleagues can work or think quietly during the hectic week of Congress.  

Gathering space for Black scholars and graduate researchers  

This space allows participants who self-identify as Black to connect with each other, share ideas, and build community across their various scholarly associations and disciplines. It also includes a quiet space where Black colleagues can work or think quietly during the hectic week of Congress.  

Please ask the info desk for more information, including the locations of the gathering spaces.

Quiet spaces

Congress offers several quiet spaces for attendees throughout campus. Quiet spaces are open daily from 8:00 – 17:00 at the following locations:

  • Bronfman Building, 2nd floor, Room 201  
  • Chancellor Day Hall, Basement, Room 4  
  • Birks Building, 2nd floor, Chapel Room204  
  • Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry, 1st floor, Room 1-61  
  • Dentistry Building, 5th floor, Room 514  

Internet

Network: guest.mcgill.ca  

Access the network and register for a guest login or sign in via social media for 24-hours of access. After 24 hours, reconnect using the same method. Learn more at the Authentication and network access page.

Security & Emergency Procedures

For information on McGill University’s Security & Emergency Procedures, please visit the following pages:

Bookstores

Visit McGill University’s Bookstore page to learn more about McGill’s two on-campus libaries.

Libraries

Visit McGill Universities Library Hub to find out about hours of operation, branches and locations, printing services, and more.  

Computer labs and printing services

Visit McGill University’s Scan, Print and Copy page to gain access to on-campus library printing services.

Luggage storage

Luggage storage is available at the info desk next to the registration booths in Redpath library. Please bring your luggage here to have it stored safely.

Parking and local transportation

Visit the travel & transportation page for more information.

Sustainability on campus

Discover McGill University’s sustainability initiatives at the Sustainability page.

We are proud to announce that Congress 2024 has been awarded Silver Sustainable Event certification by the McGill Sustainable Events program run by the McGill Office of Sustainability.  

An initiative of McGill’s Office of Sustainability, the sustainable events certification program helps encourage and support more responsible events at McGill.

Waste  

Visit McGill University’s Waste Management page.