These policies are provided to ensure your visit to BMSC is productive and safe.
Information for Faculty & TA’s
Forms for this & that
This is your information manual for living, teaching, and conducting research at BMSC. Please take a few moments to read it as most questions you might have about living and working at our facility will be answered here.
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.
Does your class need an early breakfast, a bag lunch, or food prepared for a camping trip? Fill out the form below and submit to the Chef.
Please ensure you give Food Services plenty of notice (at least 1 week for camping trips) so they can best meet your needs.
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 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.