5 Day beginner GIS Workshop using QGIS



Date: Feb 25 – Mar 1, 2019
Instructors: Steve DeRoy  (Director / TUS team co-lead / Mapping team lead, The Firelight Group), and Lauren Tekano (GIS Technician, The Firelight Group)

Course Description


University participants: $660
Non-university participants: $1,320
Minimum number of participants 6, maximum 22.
Accommodation (housing, bedding, linens, and towels) and meals are included are included in the workshop price.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

How to get here:

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. The workshop will begin Monday 8:30 am. Participants who arrived by ferry for the PEEC conference, will be able to return to Port Alberni by ferry on Saturday, March 2nd.

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Registration and payment are due January 31st, 2019

  • Payment of the registration fee is required to reserve your seat in the workshop. We will not hold your spot unless you have paid the registration fee.
  • A minimum of six registrants is required. If the workshop is cancelled, you will be contacted by February 2, 2019.
  • Please call 250-728-3301 ext. 216 to pay by credit card, or mail your cheque to:

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
ATTN: University Programs
100 Pachena Road
Bamfield, BC
V0R 1B0

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Dietary preferences

Meals always include a meat option and a vegetarian option. To help us determine how much food to order and prepare, please indicate your preferences below. If you indicate that you eat meat, you will be expected to take the meat option for all meals. You can change this option at a later time.

*Dietary Preferences

BMSC is equipped to accommodate vegetarian/vegan diets. Due to the high number of dietary restrictions received from students in recent years, specific dietary restrictions should be accompanied by a note from a doctor. An example of an exception: if you eat meat but can not eat pork (e.g. for religious reasons), please mention that here.

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Bamfield is located in a remote setting, far from hospitals – please indicate if you have any medical conditions we should know about:

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Please bring your own laptop


Payment of the registration fee is required for us to hold your space in the course.

Payment deadlines: GIS: January 31
Data Analyses Workshops: March 1
Please call 250-728-3301 ext. 216 to pay by credit card, or mail your cheque to:

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
100 Pachena Rd.
Bamfield B.C., V0R 1B0
Attn: University Programs Coordinator, Re: Workshop (GIS, Introductory Data Analyses, Mixed Effects Models)

*Notes about prices: A minimum of six registrants is needed for workshops to be held. If the workshop is cancelled, you will be contacted by February 2 (GIS workshop), and by April 1 (Data Analyses and Mixed Effects Models Workshops).

*Notes about room and board: The workshops begin on Monday at 8:30am. Room and board will be covered for Sunday (dinner) through to the final morning of your workshop (breakfast and bag lunch).


Accommodation will be provided in a cabin in shared rooms. To help us determine room assignments, please provide the following information:


Name of preferred roommate (if any):

Any additional needs (eg. requiring accommodations before or after the workshop) may be accommodated (depending on housing availability at BMSC). Let us know what you need here: