R Boot Camp -
Hosted by BMSC and UVIC Centre for Forest Biology
Sunday, April 6 – Thursday, April 10, 2014
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2014
Instructor: Dr. Jean Richardson, University of Victoria, and BMSC
This workshop is targeted at students and professionals (including upper-level undergraduates, post-docs and faculty). A basic background in biostatistics will be assumed. Participants are welcome to bring data analysis problems with them that they wish to tackle during the workshop.
The workshop will run from noon Sunday to noon Thursday. Please arrive Sunday morning or Saturday evening. Lunch will be served at 12:30 and the workshop will begin at 1:30 pm.
Arrive Saturday afternoon. Receive Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and time to explore Bamfield on Sunday morning.
Additional Cost = $50
The statistical language R is open-source software, freely available and computer platform independent. R is well supported by an extensive community and is powerful enough to thoroughly analyze even the most complicated experimental design. As such, a foundation in the use of R will provide a researcher with the wherewithal for all future data analysis needs. This R Boot Camp will be 4 days of hands-on work with R, providing participants with both the basics of using R (data manipulation, graphing, standard statistics) and the know-how to tap into the extensive resources available so they are empowered for future analysis needs.
University Participants = $450
Non-university Participants = $900
Minimum of six participants required for course to run. University faculty and staff are considered to be university participants.
Meals included: Sunday lunch and dinner; all meals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; Thursday breakfast and a bagged lunch for the road. Accommodation includes four nights (Sunday to Wednesday night inclusive).
To reserve your space, please submit a registration form (by email to ) and payment by March 31, 2014. Credit card payments can be made by telephone: 250-728-3301 ext. 216
Getting to BMSC:
The workshop will begin Sunday 1:30pm, April 6th. Participants may wish to ride the MV Frances Barkley in to Bamfield on Saturday (additional room and board can be arranged, see registration form and details above). Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to BMSC. See here for advice on getting to BMSC.
The MV Frances Barkley departs from Bamfield at approximately 1 pm on Thursday (the workshop will finish before noon). Participants wishing to use this service are responsible for making reservations.
If you have any questions, please contact the University Programs Office (see below).