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).

Final Schedule-now-available

· Please visit our FACEBOOK page: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/canbic.ca

 ·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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3rd CanBIC Local Activities

Local Parry Sound Activities

West Parry Sound District Museum

The West Parry Sound Museum is located in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay. Situated at the base of Parry Sound's 96-foot observation tower, in Tower Hill Park, which overlooks Georgian Bay. The Museum features a changing calendar of exhibits in three galleries. Themes of Trapping, First Nations, Shipping, Logging, Agriculture and Contagion are featured. Fine arts and special exhibits are offered throughout the year in our two temporary galleries. Special family events take place at the museum throughout the year.

Tuesday to Friday
9AM to 5PM
Saturday 10AM-2PM

Admission Fees: 
Adult - $2.00
Child - $1.00


Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

The accomplishments of Parry Sound's favourite son are chronicled and celebrated in the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, housed in the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. Learn about Bobby's beginnings in the town of Parry Sound, his meteoric rise to hockey superstardom, and his continuing legacy of greatness. See memorabilia like the stick and puck he used to score the Stanley Cup-winning goal of 1970, his original locker from the Boston Gardens, two of his Stanley Cup rings and much more. Also make time to see exhibits on recent Bobby Orr Hall of Fame inductees, the souvenir shop, and skill-testing games.

Monday to Sunday
10 AM to 6 PM

to all conference participants!


There are numerous golf courses in and around the Parry Sound Region.

Deer Run Golf Course

Parry Sound Golf and Country Club


Parry Sound Airways

The bountiful vistas of Georgian Bay’s rugged coastline await you. From gentle take-off to smooth touchdown, relax and enjoy the ride as you cruise over historic sights and pristine wilderness. Several touring options allow for a personal touch for your voyage. The water is blue and the islands are gorgeous, so please bring your camera! A few of our more popular trips are listed below.

Varies depending on which trip

Parry Island Tour
25 min total time
$94.95 + gst + fuel surcharge per adult

30,000 Island Tour
35 min total time
$118.95 + gst +fuel surcharge per adult

Fly & Dine to Henry's Fish Restaurant (includes meal)
2 hours total time
$158.95 + gst +fuel surcharge per adult

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