Accommodation for the 7th IOERC MUST be booked at Cape Breton University (it’s truly the easiest/only option).  We have blocked off the entire MacDonald Residence building, which has 50 well-appointed double occupancy dormitory style rooms (shared bathrooms). MacDonald Residence also provides comfortable, roomy living spaces with TVs, Snooker/Pool tables, free Wifi internet access,  and a security desk open until midnight. Linens and towels are also provided.

In order to maximize our use of MacDonald Residence we ask that you book rooms in pairs with a friend/colleague also attending the IOERC.  For those who do not know any other delegates, please contact the local organizing team at for help with potential roommate pairing.

Rates for the 7th IOERC are as follows:

MacDonald Residence: CAN $30/person/night, or CAN $60/room/night (Nova Scotia taxes, 15% HST, are already included in these rates).

Once the majority of students have left the residences in April, some single rooms in Harriss Hall may become available.  These rooms are semi-private (own bedroom, ­ shared bathroom with 1 other person) and are CAN $60/room/night (tax included).

Accommodation bookings should be made by contacting the CBU Residence Coordinator Christine Harrietha at phone at 1-(902)- 563-1792 or by email at If you will arrive after midnight, please let Christine know.


MacDonald Residence double dorm room.

Mac Dbl


Harriss Hall semi-private room.

Harriss Semi