The organizing committee has secured rooms at the University of Ottawa residences on campus and at select hotels at preferred rates for CSMB 2020 participants, all within walking distance of conference venues.  You can book one of the residence rooms with your online conference registration (no promo code required).  For hotel bookings, please contact the hotel directy using one of the links below. 


Included with your registration are 2 receptions, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.




University of Ottawa Residence Rooms



90 U Residence
$103.00 per night
Two Bedroom Suite Style - Double Bed in each room with shared kitchenette and bathroom.

Check-in 4:00 PM - Check out - 10:30 AM

Rideau Residence
$103.00 per night
Hotel style - Double Beds. Private bathroom
Check-in 4:00 PM - Check out - 10:30 AM

Traditional Residences 

$78.00 per night Double Occupancy
$39.00 per night Single Occupancy

In the traditional residences,  double rooms are furnished with two single beds, a desk and chair, and an
armoire for each guest. Single rooms are furnished with one single bed, a desk and chair, and an
armoire.These residences are not air-conditioned and have separate men’s and women’s washrooms on
each floor.

Hotel Options:


The organizing committee has obtained special conference rates for CSMB 2020.  All hotels are a walking distance to the conference venues.

Please contact the hotel directly using the links below:


Novtel Ottawa - $195 per night (Hot breakfast included)

booking link:

For more information on Hotel, please visit:



Les Suites - 1 bedroom suite - $219 per night*

                      - 2 bedroom suite - $395 per night*

*Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen (great for families)

Booking link:


password: 206635


For more information on Hotel, please visit:


Lord Elgin

Booking link:


For more information on Hotel, please visit:




Included in your registration package are the following meals:

Wednesday, June 10

    Evening Reception style cocktail party with cash bar CRX lobby 2nd floor

Thursday, June 11

    Lunch at the University Dining Hall

    Dinner at the University Dining Hall

Friday, June 12

     Lunch at the University Dining Hall

     CSMB 2020 Gala Reception  at the National Arts Centre


Travel Discounts


Air Canada


To book a flight, access and enter promotion code EDBCTBV1 in the search panel.

You will benefit from an instant online registration and enjoy a ten per cent discount on eligible fares.

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, June 03, 2020 and ends Friday, June 19, 2020.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.












Via Rail


The following are the details pertaining to the conference fare:



June 8th  2020  to  June 14th  2020


From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.


Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.


10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."


Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

Discount does apply to group reservations.


Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  14044.










Porter Airlines


Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences 2020. The discounted fares are available for booking from Nov 01, 2019 to Jun 14, 2020 and available for travel:
Location: Dates of Travel:
From: Anywhere in Canada or US
To: Ottawa
From: Jun 09, 2020
To: Jun 12, 2020
From: Ottawa
To: Anywhere in Canada or US
From: Jun 10 2020
To: Jun 14, 2020
Please book online at flyporter.

or through your travel agent using promo code “CSMB20”.
Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.











On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel plans. We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming CSMB 2020, we are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Ottawa. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit to make a booking online.


Travel from: June 3 – 19, 2020

Coupon code:

*Guest web/Travel Agent web


Promo code:

*Travel Agent GDS only