Courses and Workshops

See below for course offerings at the research forest. Courses are intended for UBC Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistants and students.

Course Calendar

DateCourseLocationRegister
February 21-23, 2023Remote First Aid + OFA 1MKRF, Maple RidgeRegister Now
April 30 -May 2, 2023Remote First Aid + OFA 1MKRF, Maple RidgeRegister Now
May 3, 2023Emergency First AidMKRF, Maple RidgeRegister Now
June 3-4, 2023Waterfront Canoe InstructorLoon Lake, Maple RidgeComing Soon
June 18-20, 2023Remote First Aid + OFA 1MKRF, Maple RidgeRegister Now
June 23-25, 2023Remote First Aid + OFA 1MKRF, Maple RidgeRegister Now

Course Descriptions

Remote First Aid + OFA 1 (22 hours)

Facilitator: Ridge Wilderness

Location: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge

Dates: February 21-23, 2023 | April 30-May 2, 2023 | June 18-20, 2023 | June 23-25, 2023

Rate: $299.95

  • Comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who live or work in a non-urban or remote workplace or community, or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Participants will gain the skills and training required for planning, preventing injury, and promoting individual safety in a remote setting.  Includes strategies for providing extended care in a remote setting for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. OFA1 equivalency is available. Course consists of 2 hours in the evening of the first day (7pm-9pm), followed by 10 hour sessions the remaining 2 days (8:30am-6:30pm).

Register: February 21-23 | April 30- May 2  |  June 18-20  |  June 23-25

Standard First Aid (16 hours)

Facilitator: Ridge Wilderness 

Location: UBC Campus

Dates: TBD

Rate: $149.95

  • Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

Register: Coming Soon

Emergency First Aid (8 hours)

Facilitator: Ridge Wilderness

Location: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge

Dates: May 3, 2023

Rate: $104.95

  • Basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home.Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets OHS regulations for Basic First Aid. Exceeds competitors’ standards by including injury prevention content, CPR Level C and AED.

Register: May 3

Waterfront Canoe Instructor Course

Facilitator: Ridge Wilderness

Location: Loon Lake, Maple Ridge

Dates: June 3-4, 2023

Rate: TBD

  • The Waterfront Instructor is an entry-level instructor program designed for those individuals that would like to teach in a small designated area (80 x 100 metres) such as a pond or lake beachfront in calm waters. This certification has expanded from camp counsellors to canoe club leaders, teachers and scout and guide leaders and others that want to teach through games in this safe and calm designated area. A Waterfront Instructor is certified to conduct Paddle Canada Waterfront Program.

Register: Coming Soon!