These policies are provided to ensure your visit to BMSC is productive and safe.
Information for university students
Forms for this & that
BMSC is a multi-use facility, particularly busy during the summer months. A detailed course schedule allows BMSC staff, faculty and other departments to efficiently coordinate activities and resources. See attached for a suggested course schedule layout.
Please submit grades to the University Programs Office one week after the course end date.
The Terrestrial Trip Plan form must be completed prior to conducting off campus terrestrial field work.
Discuss your trip plan with the DSO, University Programs Coordinator or Research Coordinator as appropriate, and post this form outside of the main Administration Office.
Safety in the laboratory
Safety at sea
As an Instructor or TA hired by BMSC, you, along with the University Programs Coordinator, are responsible for the safety of your students.
This document contains emergency procedures, general lab safety policies, how to deal with chemical waste and spills, and general field safety.
Our Fluid Dynamics Laboratory houses one of Canada’s largest flumes.
The flume is equipped with a 2-D Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) system for flow visualization featuring a large view-field (0.6 m2) and vector capture rates of 10 x/s. The PIV system features La Vision software and has the ability to build serial sections of flow profiles.
Please read the attached safety policy and manual before using the PIV system.
The purpose of this document is to establish basic policy governing the use of boats operated from and by users and staff of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) under WCUMSS’s auspices. The intent of this policy is to optimize safety and efficient use of BMSC facilities in all boat operations.
The BMSC is committed to developing in students the knowledge, skills and values necessary to become leaders and good ocean citizens, both locally and globally.
The BMSC is committed to providing a respectful and productive learning environment and works closely with instructors, staff and students to promote professionalism, including personal responsibility, respect, honesty and integrity.
These values are expected from everyone while at the BMSC.
All members of our community have both the right to experience and the responsibility to help create such an environment.
As BMSC is a shared campus, codes of conduct from your home institution (or institution where you registerd) also apply (UBC, UVic, SFU, UofA, and UCalgary) at the BMSC, especially in the event that disciplinary measures are required.
It is the responsibility of students to read and be aware of these codes of conduct policies as they were put in place to ensure we can all thrive at the BMSC.
Sean Rogers, PhD.
Director, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
The BMSC Alcohol Policy reflects an increasing awareness of the risks associated with consumption of alcoholic beverages and the obligation to promote responsible alcohol use. It has been created out of respect for the general well being of the entire BMSC community, and recognizing that many visitors to BMSC are not of the legal age to consume alcohol.