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Local Information

The TQFT Spring School will be held at the Atlantic Algebra Centre at Memorial University of Newfoundland. MUN's campuses are situated in the traditional territories of the Beothuk, Mi'kmaq, Innu, and Inuit peoples.


Students will be housed in shared double suites at Macpherson College: each room consists of two private dorm-style bedrooms and one shared bath. Students who wish to have their own suite can do so, but by default we will only be able to pay half of the suite cost; students who need private suites for accessibility reasons are asked to contact the organizers. By default, suites will be assigned randomly, ignoring all demographic questions including gender. During the registration process, students will have the opportunity to request a specific suitemate and/or a same-gender suitemate.

Getting here

We will be able to cover six nights of housing: Sunday, May 19, to Saturday, May 25. We plan to have classes in the mornings, 9am to 1pm, Monday-Friday, and there will be problem sessions in the evenings, 8pm to 10pm, Monday through Thursday.

St. John's International Airport (YYT) is approximately 6km from campus. Taxis are available at the airport, and the ride to campus takes about 10 minutes. There is also a bus that runs from the airport to the MUN Centre; it takes about 40 minutes and does not run very often.

Downtown is a 30-minute walk from campus, and has many restaurants and bars. The city's public transit system is Metrobus.

Note about a common confusion

Atlantic Canada has two similarly-named cities: St. John's, NL and Saint John, NB. These cities are about 1000 miles apart. The TQFT Spring School will be in Newfoundland, not New Brunswick.