UAAC-AAUC Conference 2015
The Board of the Universities Art Association of Canada is pleased to announce that our next conference will be hosted by NSCAD University November 5 to 7. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all in Halifax and thank NSCAD University – and in particular its president Dianne Taylor-Gearing – for generously agreeing to hosting us in 2015.

The conference begins on Thursday, November 5 with registration and a reception. Sessions begin on Friday, November 6 and continue until Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Keynote Address

Jeff Thomas, artist and independent curator
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Friday, November 6, 7:00-8:30 PM


Jeff Thomas is an Urban-Iroquois, artist, curator, and cultural theorist. Through his work, Thomas seeks to examine “Indian-ness” while dismantling long-entrenched stereotypes of First Nations people.  He has received numerous grants and awards for his photography and curatorial work including the 1998 Canada Council for the Arts’ Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography, and in 2003, was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art.

Conference Schedule

In an effort to be more eco-friendly, we will be limiting the amount of printed material given to delegates this year: only the conference schedule (not the abstracts) will be included in your welcome packages. Instead, we encourage you to download the conference app on your Smartphone or tablet, which contains the full schedule, all of the abstracts, plus useful conference information. If you are not a Smartphone user, attached you will find a PDF of the abstracts.

Download a PDF of the 2015 Conference Schedule
Download a PDF of the 2015 Conference Abstracts/Résumés


Download Eventbase, a free app for the iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry, that provides a comprehensive, up-to-date mobile guide for the 2015 UAAC-AAUC Conference.

Using the app:  Once you download the Eventbase app, you will need to search for our conference’s platform by typing “UAAC” into the app’s search bar. When you launch our event guide, you can browse the schedule, click on a session for complete details, or search for panels and presenters.

Other features:
•  Create a list of favourite panels and presenters
•  See what panel(s) a presenter is part of
•  Find your next room on the NSCAD room map (found under the “Map” icon and then by clicking the “Maps” button in the top right corner)
•  Look at a map of the area and the pins marking the conference’s various location (eg. the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic), and find your way using the map’s GPS
•  Choose a place to have lunch from the list of suggested restaurants included in the daily schedule

With eco-friendliness in mind, we suggest that you bring a water bottle to the conference, which you can refill at one of several water coolers on campus. Coffee and tea will be provided at the breaks, so please consider bringing a travel mug, too, in order to cut down on waste and keep your beverage hot.

Welcome to Halifax

Halifax looks forward to welcoming delegates to the Universities Art Association of Canada 2015 Annual Conference, November 5 - 7!

Halifax is the authentic East Coast experience. Here you can satisfy your taste for adventure, entertainment and cuisine. Enjoy exploring the historic downtown or take in the iconic coastline of the Halifax region . . . from the natural beauty of Peggy's Cove to the pristine beaches of the Eastern Shore.

Come and discover what visitors have known for centuries – Halifax is a city you will not soon forget. Click for more details.


The Westin Nova Scotian - Traditional rooms $129.00
1181 Hollis Street · Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2P6 · Canada • Phone: 902.421.1000 ·
Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8553

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Four Points Sheraton - Traditional rooms $129.00
1496 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3Z1
Phone :( 902) 423-4444
Hotel Reservations 1-866-444-9494.

Cambridge Suites Halifax - Studio Suites $117.00
1583 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3P5
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