5 - 7 JULY 2018, EDMONTON, AB


As a sport, hockey has long thrilled people with its speed, skill, and beauty. Many people satisfy themselves with simply watching or playing the sport. For others, hockey is a muse, inspiring their writings – historically, critically, introspectively, analytically or simply to entertain or to describe.

In 2001, a group of passionate hockey folks developed this conference to provide a broad spectrum of like-minded individuals with an opportunity to gather and analyze the sport from many perspectives. The conference was inaugurated at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax NS with Dr. Colin Howell and has since travelled across North America to places such as London ON, Buffalo NY, and Victoria BC. It has become a biennial event that attracts scholars from all over the globe and organizers are hopeful that someday the event will travel to Europe.

Conference Schedules

1Registration 8:00AM - 4:00PMVVC Lounge
2Panels 8:30AM - 9:45AMTBA
3Break 9:45AM - 10:00AMVVC Lounge
4Kieran BlockKieran Block 10:00AM - 11:00AMTBA
5Dr. Vicky ParaschakDr. Vicky Paraschak 11:00 AM - 12:15 PMTBA
6Lunch 12:15 PM - 1:30 PMOn your own
7Panels 1:30 PM - 2:45 PMTBA
8Harnarayan SinghHarnarayan Singh 2:45 PM - 4:00 PMTBA
9Break (snacks provided) 4:00 PM - 4:15 PMTBA
10Panels 4:15 PM - 5:45 PMTBA
11Welcome Reception (appetizers + 1 free drink provided) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMVVC Lounge
1Registration 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMVVC Lounge
2Panels 8:30 AM - 9:45 AMTBA
3Break (snacks provided) 9:45 AM - 10:00 AMVVC Lounge
4Brock McGillisBrock McGillis 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMTBA
5Jennifer BotterillJennifer Botterill 11:00 AM - 12:15 PMTBA
6Lunch 12:15 PM - 1:30 PMOn your own
7Panels 1:30 PM - 2:45 PMTBA
8TBD 2:45 PM - 4:00 PMTBA
9Break (snacks provided) 4:00 PM - 4:15 PMVVC Lounge
10Panels 4:15 PM - 5:45 PMTBA
11Dinner 5:45 PM - 8:30 PMOn your own
12Shinny 8:30 PM - 9:30 PMClare Drake Arena
1Registration 8:30 AM - 11:00 AMVVC Lounge
2Panels 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMTBA
3TBA 10:15 AM - 11:15 AMTBA
4Closing Brunch + Karl SubbanKarl Subban 11:30 AM - 1:30 PMLister Center Maple Leaf Room

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Travel Information

Campus views from roof of SUB


Edmonton is the capital of the western Canadian province of Alberta, located a three-hour drive north of Calgary. Situated on the North Saskatchewan river, the city of just under one million residents is known as the ‘gateway to the Canadian north.’ Edmonton is characterized as a cultural, governmental, and educational centre, but also as a hockey town.

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Edmonton International Airport (YEG): Located approximately a 30-minute drive from the U of A. Flights within Canada, the US, Central America, and Europe. Major airlines include Air Canada, Westjet, Delta, and United.  1000 Airport Rd, Nisku, AB T9E 0V3

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The Conference will provide some snacks and meals.

North Campus offers a range of dining options in areas such as the SUB and HUB malls. For dining options on campus, click here.

Nearby off-campus dining options include a range of both chain and independent restaurants.

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Presentation-Only Participant
  • Any observer, student or otherwise, who seeks to view only the panel presentations and guest speakers. This category does not include access to the opening cocktail, shinny, and closing brunch.
Full Participant
  • Any presenter or observer who is not an undergraduate or graduate student and wishes to participate in any or all of the following: opening cocktail, panel presentations, guest speakers, shinny, and the closing brunch. Stick and gear rental is available for shinny (must bring skates)


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