School > Practical information

The DEB2021 School will take place at the Student Union of Dalhousie University in Halifax, during 6 days, from 17 May to 22 May 2021. Please consult this page to locate the teaching rooms on campus. Summary of logistics informations, including informations about your arival will be made available soon.

All course documents and informations will be available on a dedicated platform.


Accommodation for sutdents will be located at Lemarchant Place, directly on campus. To reduce costs we have organized that students will share a 2-bedroom suite with bathroom.

1246 LeMarchant Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

Front Desk: 902-494-2933


Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the registration fees and will be taken at Howe Hall (2 min walk).

See School schedule for meal hours.

Items to bring to Halifax

You can read online about travel info.

Please bring with you :

  • Please consider that there are outdoor activities during the School (walk in and around the city, excursion on the coast), so we recommend you to bring:
    • Walking shoes
    • Rain jacket
    • Sunglasses
    • And if you have : Binoculars (to appreciate the birds, marine mammals and landscape during the field trip), Photographic camera.
  • We do not provide towels
  • Laptop with matlab 2006 or higher
  • Recent version of DEBtool and  AmPtool (clic on the green bouton to download)
  • A well prepared mydata file for your pet
  • Netlogo
  • NichMapperR (DEB in practice IV)

If you don't have a Matlab license, there are two viable options:

  • Download the free 30-day trial version from Organize it so that these 30 days includes your visit to Halifax.
  • Buy the Student version of Matlab if you are a student at a university. The student version apparently has all the capabilities of Matlab and is cheap (35 Euro excl. VAT for the basic program).
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