Cell Therapy Bootcamp: hPSC Biomanufacturing
A 5-day intensive course designed to provide comprehensive skills development in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) maintenance in culture within a simulated GMP environment according to industry-focused best practices.
To get to the OVC (Ontario Veterinary College) Building at the University of Guelph, you can follow these directions
22 College Ave W, Building 40 Guelph Ontario, N1G 1R7
Paid parking is available in the lot directly in front of the building entrance.
Entering the Building
Enter the building from the large entrance door, pictured above.
Locating the Lab
Once you enter the building, proceed through the second door straight ahead. The office entrance door is the first door on the left and the lab entrance door is the second.
Logistics for the course
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Arrival time: 8:30 a.m.
University of Guelph Biosafety and Lab Safety courses. These online courses will be made available to you at no cost on CATTI’s platform upon registration to the bootcamp.
Both courses must be completed before the first day of the bootcamp.
Closed shoes and pants (legs covered). Preferably no jewelry.
You have the option to either bring your own lunch or purchase food from the nearby OVC cafeteria, which is conveniently located close to CATTI’s training lab. Due to the course’s demanding schedule, we strongly advise against having lunch outside OVC.
What to bring
- Computer or tablet
- Printed version of the presentation slide decks for your personal use (optional). The slides will be made available to you on CATTI’s platform before the bootcamp. Please note that no printer will be made available on site.
Pay-per-phone app parking
There is a pay-per-phone app parking (about $20/day) situated right outside CATTI’s lab (see map above).
- Daily prepaid parking
There is a cheaper option in the vicinity that charges a maximum rate of $5.25 from 8am – 5pm. Users must create a visitor’s account and prepay on the day of parking (anytime after 12:01am). Website to create an account and purchase daily permits: https://uogparking.t2hosted.ca/Account/Portal
The parking lot to select is parking lot 30 and the location can be googled here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/VxQbQsJwtgiX7wDs9?g_st=ic
There are many hotels with different budget in Guelph. Here’s a list with the nearby hotels.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre
50 Stone Rd W,
Discount rate: link
University of Guelph Summer Hostel
50 Stone Rd E,
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Early Cancellation: If you cancel your registration at least 40 days before the scheduled start date of the on-site class, you will be eligible for a full refund.
Late Cancellation: Cancellations made within 20 to 39 days before the scheduled start date will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total class fee.
Last-Minute Cancellation: Cancellations made within 6 days or less before the scheduled start date, as well as no-shows, will not be eligible for a refund.
This cover administrative costs or materials that are prepared in advance.
Participants can send a substitute attendee in their place if they are unable to attend. Please make sure to nform us in advance for any sustitute attendees, with all the information needed for registration.
Force majeure events shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires.
b. Acts of terrorism, war, civil unrest, or government actions, including travel restrictions, lockdowns, or quarantine measures.
c. Pandemics, epidemics, or contagious diseases that pose a significant health risk to participants or instructors, as determined by relevant health authorities.
d. Labor strikes, labor disputes, or other labor-related issues that prevent the lab training from taking place.
e. Any other events or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the parties that make it impossible or commercially unreasonable to conduct the lab training.
If you need to cancel or have any questions about the cancellation policy, please contact our logistic coordinator, Fanny Laferriere at this email address.
We reserve the right to modify the cancellation policy if necessary, and will communicate any changes clearly to the participants.