6th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry

Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th May, 2017

Georgian Bay Evening" a water colour by John Stillman ©2006
CanBIC News


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CanBIC-6 will start on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.

98 speakers have confirmed their attendance!

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Symposium S9  Participants have all been notified.

On Line Registration is now *open*.

Abstract submission *closed*.

The Coach leaves at 5 pm on Tuesday May 23rd from the Marriott Toronto Airport HOTEL.  Free shuttle every 20 minutes from the airport.  Takes less than 10 minutes.

We are delighted to announce that Prof Alison Butler (UC Santa Barbara) is the 2017 Plenary Lecturer.

CanBIC (1,2,3,4 & 5) photos are available on the Shutterfly site (see below for more details).

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 ·Click Here for the large CanBIC-6 Poster and here for the small Poster,

CanBIC-6 in 2017 Conference: arrive Tuesday 23rd May - depart Saturday, 27th May, 2017.



Please note that to board a plane outside Canada to fly to Canada you will need an ETA paid for and registered before checking in at the airport! (Unless USA resident). More...

·Please e-mail Martin Stillman if you would like further information.

·Yes, the CanBIC Coach will drive to Toronto Airport on Saturday 27th morning in 2017 - leaving at 8 am and arriving at Pearson Airport (YYZ) at 11:30 am - please make sure your flights leave at least after 1:30 pm (especially if you are going to a US destination).

Parry Sound Weather Forecast


·If you want to stay before or after CanBIC-6 in Toronto near the airport CanBIC currently has no active discounted rates for hotels at the YYZ Toronto Pearson airport – our apologies.

However, very good rates are available: we suggest

The Comfort Inn is about 1.5 kms North from the Marriott Hotel on Dixon Road (called Airport Road for the Comfort Inn).  Please book through a web application like Hotels.com

Comfort Inn Toronto Airport

2.5 stars.  6355 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4V1E4, Canada

Has a free Airport Shuttle and you could take a bus along Airport Road the Marriott Hotel or a cheap taxi ride on Tuesday.


Please book rooms at the Comfort Inn and the Parry Sound Inn and Suites (was Microtel Inn) (group code to come soon) early because both fill up.  Please call the hotel directly now – there are rooms but not on the web.  The Trapper Inn and other smaller hotels and B & B also fill up. Please see the Hotels page for links.

Thank you to our sponsors.

·Yes, there will be Music at CanBIC-6 again.
- free admission - on Wednesday and Thursday.

·Hotel Booking


Instead of a hotel room, there are several B&B's.


·Georgian Bay Day - Group picture from 2011

·Pictures from CanBIC-1-5 and CanBIC-1-5 Group Pictures (to come soon)

·Pictures from CanBIC-1

·And also here on Shutterfly.

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Information for CanBIC participants with oral presentations

Information for Speakers for CanBIC

  • All invited speaker talks* are scheduled for a total time including questions of 25 minutes.
  • Because we have up to 3 parallel sessions, we will keep to time to allow those wishing to change session to do so.
  • The talks will be interrupted by an rudely-loud timer buzzer at 20 minutes!
  • Each speaker will provide her/his talk for PowerPoint presentation using our laptop computers.
  • We will not have a Mac setup.
  • We do not plan to allow speakers to use their own laptop computers - however, if it is absolutely necessary for you to use your computer and you have reduced the time of your talk to account for the switching then you may be able to persuade us!
  • But, please allow time before your talk to test the system and also please reduce the length of your talk to allow for switching.
  • We will adhere to the 25 minute schedule, with no exceptions.

  • We will ask you to copy your talk on to our USB chip the day before the session you are in. If you need more time, please speak to the help desk.
  • For those speaking on the first day (Wednesday), please be prepared to upload your talk when you check-in at the Microtel Inn on the Tuesday.
  • It will be very busy on the first morning and we will not have a lot of time available to help you upload your talk then.

  • The conference opening session is in the Main Hall at 8:20 am Wednesday morning. For more accurate times please see the Calendar of Events. On this menu.
  • A shuttle bus will run from the Microtel Inn and Comfort Inn at 7 am (arr 7:15 am), and 7:20 am (arr 7:40 am) to the Stockey Centre. If you are speaking in the morning sessions or have not yet registered, please catch the 7:20 am bus to the Stockey Centre to give us time to upload your Wednesday talks.. Breakfast is available in the hotels from 6:00 am.
  • For those at the Georgian Inn - the bus will return from the Stockey Centre to the Microtel Inn via the Georgian Inn - please get on then. If you miss the bus please make your own way to the Stockey Centre (about a 10 minute drive or 25 minute walk).
  • Parking is free at the Stockey Centre. But we do not want you to drink and drive in the evening when we serve alcohol- so please return your car and come back by bus in the early evening after dinner.
  • The bus will travel to and from all the designated hotels (and can stop anywhere en route for other hotels, B & Bs etc. in the evenings - just request the driver to stop!)

  • The poster session is Thursday evening in the Stockey Centre Foyer.
  • There will be extensive refreshments at the Poster Session.
  • Please visit our sponsors' web sites.
  • Please address questions to us at: canbic@uwo.ca
  • Thank you
  • *The student talks are scheduled for 15 minutes - 12 minutes plus 3 for set up and quesitons. If you wish to use a Mac be prepared to talk fro a few minutes less!.

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  • Contact Martin Stillman: martin.stillman@uwo.ca Conference E-mail: canbic@uwo.ca
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