Following on from Mackenzie Urquhart’s wilderness safety training survey back in March, we have some details about upcoming slots and cost for upcoming training courses. These are primarily aimed at grad students and postdocs, but are open to all field personnel. All participants should be doing (or planning) field work in the next 12 months: we are currently working with the list Mackenzie compiled of people interested in participating (however, if your circumstances have changed, please contact Síle Maguire Conneely in the Zoology office: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wilderness First Aid Course Details
* 2.5 day course – 20 hours
-- Classroom session in evening of first day (may be on campus at UBC or at the company)
-- The subsequent two days outside, regardless of weather (Pacific Spirit Park)
* The WorkSafe BC Component has an online aspect that should be done before the course – this takes between 3 and 6 hours.
* More details of the course can be found here: https://www.wildernessfirstaidtraining.ca/course/swfa
* $289.80 per person (including tax)
* The cost covers the 2.5 day (20 hour) course including "Level 1" WorkSafe BC-compliant Training
* PIs are asked the cover 1/3 of the cost for their trainees – the PI portion comes to ~$96 per person
* Trainees should have identified that they are doing field work in the next 12 months
* Faculty pay for themselves
* Eligible staff to be covered by budget from the relevant unit if they are not lab personnel (affected staff should contact Admin managers for permission)
* Training offered to members of Botany and Zoology only.
* Dates currently on offer are:
-- Tuesday, May 21 - Thursday, May 23
-- Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16
If these dates fill up and there is more demand, there is an opportunity for further dates, closer to July. We also have plans to organize training course for next Fall and Spring 2020, for those who may already be out in the field and/or cannot attend these dates.