Tours & Excursions
A tour of Niagara Falls will take place on Wednesday afternoon, June 13. In addition, there will be a tour of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM), located at McMaster University, on Friday afternoon.
Niagara Falls, 90 km from Hamilton, is located on the Niagara River, which drains from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. The falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world and has a vertical drop of more than 50 m. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by vertical height and flow rate. Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the last ice age, and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water falls every minute in high flow. Niagara Falls is famed both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power [Source: Wikipedia].
Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM) at McMaster University:
This tour will last approximately 1 hour, and will take place on Friday afternoon. Space for this tour is limited. A sign up sheet for this tour will be available at the registration desk during the conference. The Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM), located at McMaster University, provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to Canadian researchers and industry working in a broad range of fields. Our vision is to be one of the leading electron microscopy facilities in the world for the quality of the scientific research, to be the go-to provider of electron microscopy services to Canadian industry and to play a leading role in promoting interactions amongst researchers in various fields nationally and internationally. Located at McMaster University and operated by the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the CCEM features state-of-the-art suite instrumentation and experienced, dedicated staff. Website: https://ccem.mcmaster.ca/