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Sunday, 19 May

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Early Registration

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Early Registration & Welcome Reception
The Doubletree by Hilton Montréal
Creation Room, 6th floor of the hotel

Monday, 20 May - Meeting Room: Soprano

8:30am - 8:40am

Welcome and logistics

Chris Willott
(SOC / NRC Herzberg)

Session 1 - CFHT
(Chair: Chris Willott)

8:40am - 9:10am


Doug Simons

9:10am - 9:30am

CFHT Technical Update

Andy Sheinis

9:30am - 9:50am

Installation and Integration of SPIRou at CFHT

Greg Barrick

9:50am - 10:10am

Science Performances of SPIRou

Claire Moutou

10:10am - 10:40am

Coffee break / Poster Session
Session 2 - SPIRou
(Chair: David Lafrenière)

10:40am - 11:10am

The SPIRou Legacy Survey: Discovering and Exploring New Worlds with SPIRou

Jean-François Donati

11:10am - 11:30am

Know Your SPIRou Data

Etienne Artigau
(Université de Montréal)

11:30am - 11:50pm

Exploring the Magnetic Activity of M Dwarfs at nIR Wavelengths with SPIRou

Julien Morin
(Université de Montpellier)

11:50am - 12:10pm

Simulations of SPIRou Radial Velocity Follow-ups of Transiting Exoplanets

Baptiste Klein

12:10am - 12:30pm

Characterizing Hot Jupiter Atmospheres Through High Resolution Eclipse Spectroscopy

Melissa Marquette
(McGill University)

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Session 3 - TESS / Stellar Activity
(Chair: Sylvie Cabrit)

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Ground-based Follow-up for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Samuel Quinn
(Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian)

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Investigating the Magnetism and Activity of Epsilon Eridani

Pascal Petit
(Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées)

2:50pm - 3:10pm

Synergies Between CFHT and TESS

Alexandre David-Uraz
(University of Delaware)

3:10pm - 3:30pm

Magnetic Fields Evolution During Stellar Formation at Intermediate-mass Stars

Evelyne Alecian
(IPAG - Université Grenoble Alpes)

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Activity and Close-in Giant Planets of Weak-line T Tauri Stars

Louise Yu

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Coffee break / Poster Session
Session 4 - VESTIGE and galaxy clusters
(Chair: Stéphane Courteau)

4:00pm - 4:30pm

VESTIGE: A Virgo Environmental Survey Tracing Ionised Gas Emission

Alessandro Boselli
(LAM Marseille)

4:30pm - 4:50pm

Synergies between surveys. The case of M87 and NGC 4424

Philippe Amram
(LAM Marseille)

4:50pm - 5:10pm

VESTIGE: A Unique Dataset to Study the Role of the Environment in the Production of Long Tails

Alessia Longobardi
(LAM Marseille)

5:10pm - 5:30pm

Novel Observations of the Optical Nebulae in Brightest Cluster Galaxies

Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo
(Université de Montréal)

Tuesday, 21 May - Meeting Room: Soprano
Session 5 - MSE
(Chair: Nicolas Martin)

8:30am - 9:00am

The Science and Status of the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer

Alan McConnachie
(NRC Herzberg)

9:00am - 9:15am

Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science with the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer

Daniel Huber
(University of Hawaii)

9:15am - 9:30am

Time Domain Science with MSE

Daryl Haggard
(McGill University)

9:30am - 9:45am

Galaxy Formation and Evolution with MSE

Michael Balogh
(University of Waterloo)

9:45am - 10:00am

The MSE high-z Cosmology Survey

Will Percival
(University of Waterloo)

10:00am - 10:10am


10:10am - 10:40am

Group photo in the Inspiration room,
on the 6th floor of the hotel
Coffee break / Poster Session
Session 6 - SITELLE
(Chair: Roberto Mendez)

10:40am - 11:00am

News from SITELLE

Laurent Drissen
(Université Laval)

11:00am - 11:30am

The SIGNALS Legacy Survey: On the Birth of Stars in the Nearby Universe

Laurie Rousseau-Nepton

11:30am - 11:50pm

Dancing Infrared-Bright Galaxies: Optical Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy with SITELLE of the Galaxy Merger II Zw 96

Andreea Petric

11:50am - 12:05pm

A 3D view of the Crab Nebula with SITELLE

Thomas Martin
(Université Laval)

12:05pm - 12:20pm

What New Insights Does SITELLE Unveil About NGC 6888 and NGC 2359?

Marcel Sévigny
(Université Laval)

12:20pm - 1:50pm

Session 7 - Magnetic Stars/Instrumentation Discussion
(Chair: Emanuele Daddi)

1:50pm - 2:20pm

Magnetism in Hot Stars

Coralie Neiner
(LESIA - Paris Observatory)

2:20pm - 2:35pm

The Magnetospheres of the Early B-type Stars

Matthew Shultz
(University of Delware)

2:35pm - 2:50pm

Studying Weak Magnetic Fields in White Dwarf Stars with ESPaDOnS

John Landstreet
(University of Western Ontario)

2:50pm - 3:50pm

CFHT Instruments Usage and Discussion

Daniel Devost & Andy Sheinis

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Coffee break / Poster Session
Session 8 - Solar System and Extragalactic Astronomy
(Chair: Eugene Magnier)

4:10pm - 4:40pm

Outer Solar System through Characterized Surveys: Missing Small Members of the Haumea Family

Rosemary Pike

4:40pm - 5:00pm

The Role of CFHT in the Discovery and Early Characterization of `Oumuamua

Richard Wainscoat
(University of Hawaii)

5:00pm - 5:15pm

The discovery of H3+ in the auroral regions of Jupiter

Jean-Pierre Maillard

5:15pm - 5:35pm

Quasar Reverberation Mapping with Photometry and Spectroscopy

Pat Hall
(York University)

5:35pm - 5:55pm

On the Environment- and Mass-driven Quenching of the Star Formation in Galaxies

Thibaud Moutard

6:30pm - 10:00pm

Meeting Dinner in the Inspiration room, on the 6th floor of the hotel - A Celebration of René Racine's career

Wednesday, 22 May - Meeting Room: Soprano
Session 9 - Maunakea Observatories
(Chair: Laura Ferrarese)

8:30am - 8:55am

The University of Hawaii Perspective

Robert McLaren
(University of Hawaii)

8:55am - 9:20am

W. M. Keck Observatory Update

Hilton Lewis

9:20am - 9:45am

Updates from Subaru

Michitoshi Yoshida

9:45am - 10:10am

Future of Maunakea Observatories

Doug Simons

10:10am - 10:20am


10:20am - 10:50am

Coffee break / Poster Session
Session 10 - CFIS
(Chair: Tracy Webb)

10:50am - 11:20am

Status of the Canada-France Imaging Survey (UNIONS)

Jean-Charles Cuillandre / Alan McConnachie
(CEA Saclay / NRC Herzberg)

11:20am - 11:40am

Pan-STARRS Contributions to the UNIONS Collaboration

Eugene Magnier
(University of Hawaii)

11:40am - 12:00pm

Weak Lensing in the Canada-France Imaging Survey

Mike Hudson
(University of Waterloo)

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Strong Lensing Events in the CFIS Survey and Weak Lensing Cluster Masses from Archival CFHT Imaging Data

Raphael Gavazzi

12:20pm - 12:40pm

Structural Properties of Dwarf Galaxies in the MATLAS Low Density Fields

Melina Poulain
(University of Innsbruck)

12:40pm - 2:10pm

Session 11 - The Milky Way and Brown Dwarfs
(Chair: Anthony Boccaletti)

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Reconstructing the Milky Way using its Stellar Graveyard

Nicholas Fantin
(University of Victoria)

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Mining and Mapping the First Generations of Stars with the Pristine CaH&K Survey at CFHT

Nicolas Martin
(Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg)

2:50pm - 3:20pm

CFHT Infrared Parallax Program

Trent Dupuy
(Gemini North)

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Planetary-mass Objects in Taurus Found through a Water-band Imaging Survey

Loic Albert
(Université de Montréal)

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Coffee break / Poster Session
Session 12 - CFHT Outreach, Publications and Output, and Discussion
(Chair: Jérôme Bouvier)

4:00pm - 4:30pm

CFHT Outreach

Mary Beth Laychak

4:30pm - 4:45pm

CFHT's Publication History: 40 Years of High Impact Science

Dennis Crabtree
(NRC Herzberg)

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Discussion and Wrap-up

Poster presentations
CFHT Instruments
Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer
Extragalactic Astronomy
Stellar Astronomy

Instructions for posters and oral presentations

Poster presentations:

  • Posters can be up to 45 inches by 45 inches
  • Pushpins will be provided
  • The poster room is adjacent to the main conference room
  • Posters can be installed starting on Monday
  • Posters have to be removed by Wednesday May 22, 1pm

Oral presentations:

  • The LOC will have Windows and a Mac laptops that will be used for all oral presentations
  • Presentations will have to be provided to the LOC in advance, in either PowerPpoint, PDF, or Keynote format
  • Please upload your presentation in advance, following the instructions
  • The times indicated in the program include a few minutes for questions, so please be mindful of the schedule and the time allocated for your presentation

For questions regarding posters or oral presentations, please contact the LOC