Networking Opportunities

Make sure to embrace the many networking options CACUSS 2017 has planned for you. Below are some incredible opportunities to meet colleagues in a casual way and also enjoy your time in Ottawa! All networking event locations have been approved as fully accessible by the CACUSS team. 

Networking Opportunities

9PM - Late

Sunday, June 11

Monday, June 12

Tuesday, June 13

The Lieutenants’s Pump

3 Brewers

Oliver’s Pub & Grill

Oh So Good

Mantovani 1946

Planet Coffee


Sunday, June 11, 9:00PM-LATE

The Lieutenant’s Pump

361 Elgin Street

With a street-level patio and three intimate bars, "The Pump" proudly provides friendly service, comfortable atmosphere, a wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits, and hearty food.

Oh So Good

25 York Street

With locations in the city’s two trendiest neighbourhoods, Oh So Good is locally owned and operated and known for their premiere desserts, atmostphere, and service.

Monday, June 12, 9:00PM – LATE

3 Brewers

240 Sparks


A brewpub chain from France most notable for being a microbrewery-restaurant with a European atmosphere, 3 Brewers proudly provides beer brewed on site and traditional brasserie fare.


Mantovani 1946

87 Murray Street


With different convivial seating options and a front open window to the street, this café is most known for its Italian artisanal gelato, Neapolitan coffee, and delectable homemade pastries.


Tuesday, June 13, 9:00PM – LATE

Oliver’s Pub and Grill (2nd Annual Kara-o-CACUSS Charity Event)

1ST floor, UC, Carleton

Unwind with fellow colleagues with this opportunity to carry on the beloved Kara-o-CACUSS tradition: to sip, socialize, and sing for a good cause!  We ask that attendees donate what they can at the door to support this year’s cause, Shinerama (see description below).

Shuttles will be available at the beginning and at the end of the event to transport attendees to and from Olivers.  For those taking public transit, take the #7 direction Carleton from Rideau Centre stop on Rideau Street; allow 40 minutes of transit time.


Shinerama is a cause close to Carleton staff and students.  Whether it be for a loved one with Cystic Fibrosis, to bond with new students or expand on their leadership skills, Shinerama kicks off every year around fall orientation in an effort to make a difference in the lives of those battling cystic fibrosis. Over 35,000 student volunteers from 50 Canadian universities and colleges across the country come together every year to support the cause. Student volunteers all over Canada are shining shoes, flipping burgers, washing cars and doing whatever it takes to raise crucial funding to fight cystic fibrosis. This national event puts the “fun” in fundraising! 

  CROWD – We anticipate that 100+ people will attend this event.

  SOUND – There will be a mix of dark lighting and bright lights. This event will involve loud music and singing using a commercial speaker system.

  SPACE/QUIET SPACE – This venue is located on the ground floor (level 1) of Carleton University’s ,aim administrative building, the University Centre. The venue is roughly fifteen metres from the main building door. The venue is large and can hold up to 400 people. Quiet spaces can be found outside of Oliver’s, such as in the seating area outside of the pub, as well as on the second, third, and fourth floors of the University Centre (all of which are wheelchair accessible via either of two elevators).

There will be outdoor access to the patio. There are semi-quiet spaces outside of Oliver’s for those who wish to exit the karaoke area. For those who wish to find quiet space, we recommend taking the stairs (just outside of Oliver’s) or one of the elevators to the third or fourth floor of the University Centre, where you may be able to find seating. Please see a Carleton staff member if you require directions.

A Muslim Prayer Room and a Multi-Faith Prayer room is housed on the second floor of the University Centre Building. The Muslim Prayer Room is open 24h per day.

  LANGUAGE – China Doll, a renowned local host and emcee, will host this event in English.

  ALCOHOL/BEVERAGES – This venue will serve alcohol.

  FOOD/SERVICE – Full menu available – pub food. To see menu, see menu page on the Oliver’s website.

Includes vegan, vegetarian, and halal options. Table service and bar service available.

  RESTROOMS – Gendered washrooms are available adjacent to the venue. A private, accessible, gender-neutral washroom is located roughly 10 metres from the venue (beside a Tim Horton’s, near a vending machine area.) Additional, gender-neutral and accessible washrooms (with an access button), are available on the fourth floor of the University Centre – if you wish to find these, please ask a Carleton staff member.

  ELEVATORS/STAIRS – Elevators are located approximately five metres from the Oliver’s main door. These elevators reach the second, third, and fourth floors of the University Centre. Another elevator that reaches all five floors of the University Centre is located just past the entrance to Oliver’s.

  TRANSPORTATION/TERRAIN (walking, additional requirements etc.) – There will be shuttle service between the Shaw Centre and Oliver’s throughout the evening.

  ATTENDANT CARE – Attendants will not be pre-booked for this tour. Should you wish to use an attendant, fee-for-service care can be arranged by contacting prior to the event.


Planet Coffee

24 York Street

TIP: Cash only!

Located in the historic ByWard Market, this coffee lounge is equipped with a caffeine den’s quiet courtyard. Amongst their selection of coffees, this café is also popular for their freshly baked goods.