Montreal, Canada’s largest
Francophone city, offers a unique cultural experience to
the first time visitor. Travel abroad without leaving the
continent as you encounter the dominant French Canadian
culture overlaid with British, European and Asian undertones.
Walk down any street and you will be assailed by the cosmopolitan
foods, languages and people. The summer school will be hosted
by McGill University. The campus is conveniently located
at the foot of Mount Royal in the heart of downtown Montreal.
The AAPM Summer School Lectures will be held in the air
conditioned Leacock Auditoriums located centrally on campus.
Attendees may choose to stay at the Royal Victoria College
Residences, just 10-15 minutes walking distance from the
lecture theatres or stay at one of several hotels located
McGill Campus has easy access
to downtown Montreal with a variety of transportation modes
(walking, subway and bus) to get you to major city attractions.
There are a variety of museums on campus including an Ernest
Rutherford museum. This private McGill collection of artifacts
dates from the time Rutherford was laying the groundwork
for radioactivity experiments. For more information, visit
the libraries and museum webpage at: http://www.mcgill.ca/courses-ug/info/libraries/.
Hikers will delight in climbing to the top of Mount Royal
for a panoramic view of the campus, downtown and the harbour.
July weather in Montreal
is variable, daytime temperatures ranging from 70 - 90 degrees
with humidity. Nights are usually cooler. Casual layered
clothing is recommended (cotton shirt, sweat-shirt or fleecy,
rain-jacket) to cover all the weather possiblities and to
allow maximum flexibility. The lecture rooms will be air
conditioned and may be chilly after several hours of inactivity.