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NARSC August Update





NARSC Update

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Conference Preregistration Ends August 15, 2022



Be sure to register for the NARSC 2022 conference in Montreal. You can register by going to the User Area on the NARSC website and login to pay via credit card.

All notifications of accepted papers and sessions have been sent out. If you have not received a notification, please check your spam folder (remember to add “NARSC.org” to your safe-senders list), or log into the User Area to see the status.

Remember to earmark your paper by August 15 to ensure that you are part of the program.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


NARSC Honors Committee: Call for Nominations

The NARSC Council's Honors Committee (Steve Deller, Bruce Newbold and Kara Kockelman) are asking each of you to please nominate at least one person to one or more of the award categories. 

The Honors Committee of the North American Regional Science Council is soliciting nominations for the following awards to be given at this year's annual meeting:

1.  Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement in Regional Science

The Walter Isard Award for Scholarly Achievement is named in honor of Professor Walter Isard, father of Regional Science, founder of the Regional Science Association, and a leading scholar in the worldwide Regional Science community. Established in 1994, the award pays tribute to North American regional scientists who have made significant theoretical and methodological contributions to the field of Regional Science throughout their careers. The list of past winners of the Isard Award can be found here.  

2.  Boyce Award for Distinguished Service to Regional Science

This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long-term success. The award acknowledges the service contributions that North American members have made to Regional Science organizations. The list of past winners of the Boyce Award can be found here.

3.  Hewings Award for Outstanding Achievement by a "Junior" Faculty

This award is named in honor of Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings who over the years introduced numerous graduate students to Regional Science and mentored them as young scholars. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by North American scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies (within ten years of receiving a Ph.D.). The list of past winners of the Hewings Award can be found here.

4. Roger R. Stough Outstanding Mentor Award

This award is named in honor of Professor Roger R. Stough. In addition to being a renowned scholar and contributor to the development of Regional Science, Roger was an outstanding mentor to dozens of graduate students and junior faculty members. This award recognizes regional scientists who have been exceptional mentors to students, junior faculty members and underrepresented populations and communities over a lifelong career. The list of past winners of the Stough Award can be found here

Please send your nomination(s) by September 20th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Montréal Information

All travelers coming into Canada must be fully vaccinated and are required to use ArriveCAN prior to arrival. ArriveCAN provides mandatory travel and public health information before and after entry into Canada. It is available for iOS, Android and web. The mobile app is free and secure and is the official
Government of Canada platform. It is available in English, French and Spanish (displayed in the language of your device). Download the latest version of ArriveCAN or select "update" in your app store.

Using ArriveCAN: You must submit your information (passport, how you are arriving, flight number, and vaccination status) at least 72 hours prior to arriving in Canada. Travelers must be fully vaccinated to enter the country. If not, you may be denied entry and / or need to quarantine upon arrival.

Vaccination requirements: All travelers into Canada must be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of a recognized vaccine. Currently (August 5), you are not required to show proof of a negative PCR test before entering the country. To check whether you are able to enter the country, consult
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/wizard-start . On arrival, you may be selected for random testing on arrival, but this would not delay your arrival to the conference (assuming you are fully vaccinated). It is strongly advised that you review the ArriveCAN website in advance of travel and
check for changes.

Visas and eTAs: Some travelers to Canada may need a Visa to enter or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). To check, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html#visaRequired

Some travelers may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board their flight to Canada. See the list here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html#us-citizens.

Flying: Montréal’s airport, Trudeau International (YUL), is the international airport serving the city, with international flights arriving from across the globe. Air Canada is the major domestic career, but the airport is served by multiple international airlines. It is located approximately 20 km (12 miles) from the

To travel to the hotel from the airport, there are a number of options, including bus services. The 747 bus serves downtown, with a travel time of 45-70 minutes, dependent on traffic. On arrival downtown, exit the bus at the René-Lévesque / Jeanne-Mance stop. It is approximately a 2-minute walk (130m)
from the stop to the hotel. The bus terminates at the corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine - Berri-UQAM station, which is a few blocks from the hotel. Cost is C$11 and the ticket can be purchased in the terminal before boarding or on-board with exact change (coins only).

Taxis are available at the arrivals level near the central exit. Fixed fair to the downtown is C$41, and fare by meter to destinations outside of the downtown. Uber is also available at the airport (door 7).

Driving to Montréal: Self Park is available at the hotel for C$22/night. Valet Park is C$32/night.

Train: For travelers within Canada, VIA Rail serves downtown Montréal’s Central Station with multiple daily trips from points east or west. Travel time from Toronto Union to Montréal Central is approximately 5 hours. Amtrak’s Adirondack train also serves Montréal from New York and Albany daily.

Once at Central Station, the hotel is an approximately 11-minute walk (850 m) or a short cab ride away. Public transit is also an option but includes approximately 5 minutes of walking time.


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