Since 1996, undergraduate students from accross Canada participate in a research exchange program designed to better understand elusive, short-lived reaction intermediates. This year twelve top students will participate in the Reactive Intermediate Student Exchange (RISE) in labs from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. At the end of their summer research, the RISE scholars will present their work at the annual RISE Symposium. Mathieu Frenette and his group at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) will be hosting the 2018 edition of this annual symposium.


The conference will be held on August 23rd (evening) and August 24th (all day) in UQAM's Science Campus in downtown Montreal, near Place-des-Arts. The RISE Symposium will be held in room PK-1140 at the Pavillon President-Kennedy, 201 ave. Président-Kennedy, Montreal, QC H2X 3Y7.

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We are expecting you around 4pm on Thursday in room PK-1140. Presentations will be in the same room the following day.


Student accomodations for the twelve RISE scholars will be arranged by the organizers for Thursday and Friday night, August 23rd and 24th. Accomodations for Saturday night (August 25th) are not included, but we can help you find a place to stay if you wish to visit for longer.


Student accommodations are provided for Thursday and Friday evening for those coming outside of Montreal. Here is the address (it’s a large AirBnB with 4 two-person rooms): 623 Prince Arthur O street, Montreal, QC H2X 1T9.

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Professors can find accomodations at the nearby Delta Hotel ( ), hotel Le Dauphin ( ), or many other options nearby. Less expensive options are available via, although, you should only trust highly rated accomodation options and hosts.


Have a great summer and see you in Montreal in August!


Mathieu Frenette

Professor, Departement of Chemistry

Université du Québec à Montréal


General RISE Canada information:

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August 23-25 2018

Université du Québec à Montréal
201 Avenue du Président-Kennedy
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H2X 3Y7

March 14, 2018 17:00 EDT to August 23, 2018 17:00 EDT
March 14, 2018 09:00 EDT to August 23, 2018 16:00 EDT
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