At the Instructor/TA meeting at the course start, sign a Declaration Form and hand to University Programs Coordinator to show your intent on making a travel claim. Submit all inbound receipts to the UPC. All car rentals, ferry reservations, airplane and bus tickets must be in your name. Keep all Boarding Passes!
Instructors or TAs must have WHMIS training if chemicals will be used during the course. Training is available online through UVic. You must receive 80% or better on the quiz to receive a certificate. Students using chemicals in the lab must have completed WHMIS, or be supervised by someone that has completed WHMIS training. Contact University Programs Coordinator if you need to complete WHMIS.
The Bamfield Health Centre is located at 353 Bamfield Road.
Regular business hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Phone: 250-728-3312
After hours on-call Nurse available 24 hours: 250-735-1151.
The nurse sometimes leaves the Centre to make house calls or deliveries therefore it is recommended that you call ahead from BMSC before going to the Health Centre. Also, note that there is no cell phone service directly outside of the Health Clinic. The closest cell phone service spot is just South of the Centre at the top of the hill on Bamfield Rd (above the hotel/pub).
Instructors and TAs are responsible for their own meals. Kitchens in cabins and Seaside dorms are fully equipped, with fridge, stove, microwave, and coffee makers. You may choose to eat in the cafeteria at staff rates.
If you plan to eat all of your meals in the cafeteria, please let the front office know and they will communicate this with the kitchen prior to your arrival.
If you would like to eat in the cafeteria occasionally, you must notify the kitchen in advance by signing-up on the bulletin board in the cafeteria (to the right when you walk into the cafeteria).
You must sign-up before:
10am for lunch,
12:30 pm for dinner,
7:00 pm for breakfast the next morning.
If you did not sign-up in advance, but would like to eat in the cafeteria, you can do so if there is food left-over ½ hour into the meal.
To pay for individual meals, sign a Pay Slip to notify the office staff. Once you have collected your main course, there is a Pay Station just before the drinking glasses. Sign the Pay Slip and insert it into the green box. You will be invoiced for your meals.
When your class is in the field for a bagged lunch, or away for a camping trip you are welcome to choose to eat with the class rather than preparing your own meals. Remember to let the kitchen know, so they know to prepare food for the extra people and be sure to fill out the Pay Slip to pay for your meals.
There are two grocery stores: The Market (east Bamfield) and the Bamfield Mercantile and Marine, (west Bamfield) – both stores sell liquor. There is a café, a pub and hotel, a building supply and home hardware store (some rain gear), a marine supply store (some rain/camping gear), 1 automobile gas station (Anacla), 2 marine gas stations, 2 campgrounds, 2 community parks, and several B&B’s.
There are no banks in Bamfield. There is an ATM at The Market and both grocery stores offer cash back.
Exposure to scented products can adversely affect a person’s health. Visitors are asked leave scented products such as perfume, make-up, shampoo, deodorant, air fresheners, AXE body spray, etc. at home!
All computers in the main computer lab have high-speed internet. The Rix centre is equipped with wireless internet. Each room in the Buchanan lodge is equipped with two high speed Ethernet ports per room. The Cabins also have internet (WiFi).