Humboldt Association of Canada Kolleg on ‘Transitions’

The year 2019 marks the 250th birth anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt.  To celebrate this event, the Humboldt Association of Canada (HAC) is happy to announce a Kolleg to be held between May 9 to 11, 2019 at the University of Ottawa. The theme of this symposium will be ‘Transitions’.  We invite Canadian Humboldians and researchers to submit abstracts to the Kolleg and present their interpretations of the word,’Transitions’.  The symposium will also provide an opportunity for researchers to learn more about AvH programs and funding assistance.





University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Symposium dates

May 9 to May 11, 2019

Important deadlines

Abstract submission:  Closed for Oral talks, but open for poster submissions until April 30, 2019.

Submit your poster abstract here.

Registration deadline: April 30, 2019.

Registration webpage

Please register for the Kolleg here.

Preliminary program

The preliminary program can be found on this page.

Hotel information

The hotels in the vicinity of University of Ottawa can be found here.

Flight promotion code

Air Canada has a promotion code,  JJ97KMK1,  for the Kolleg.  To book a flight with the promotion code, access and enter the promotion code in the search panel.  The promotion is subject to the following rules:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
  • The travel period begins Thursday, May 02, 2019 and ends Saturday, May 18, 2019.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.


Kolleg organizing committee

Dr.-Ing. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik (Email:

Dr. Jennifer Decker (Email: )

Prof. Chung-Wai Chow (Email: )

More details

For the latest news and updates on the Kolleg, check here.

For the Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office of Canada website, click here.