Intake for participants
To the CNSC
We are looking forward to sharing our love of the north with you when you arrive at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre.
To ensure you can maximize your time at the Centre, we ask that you read and complete all of the steps below before your arrival.
CNSC Guest Briefing
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- Masks are no longer required to be worn in the facility unless you show cold/flu like symptoms.
- Hand sanitizer stations are throughout the facility. Please use them when you pass by them. Help stop the spread of germs.
- Thanks to the Canadian Red Cross, the CNSC offers FREE rapid tests for our staff and guests. If you would like a test at any time during your stay, please ask a staff member.
Waivers & forms
Wildlife Acknowledgement Waiver
The Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) is located in a potentially dangerous environment. Known wildlife species in the area include wolf, moose, arctic/red fox, and bears (grizzly, black and polar). Polar bear numbers here are highest in the fall, but you could encounter a polar bear at any time of the year. Every animal should be treated as though it poses a threat to you. The guidelines in this waiver apply to all wildlife.
To reduce human-wildlife contact, the Centre has safety protocols in place.
The following are precautionary measures to reduce your risk. Read the following information carefully and sign the waiver if you understand all statements.
- The CNSC will provide wildlife safety information for you to read. It is for your protection and benefit that you read it carefully.
- It is important that you notify a CNSC staff member prior to leaving the building for any reason using the research board in the lab
- Smoking is only permitted in the caged area outside the researcher doors.
- All outside doors must be kept closed at all times. Bear bars are on the outside windows.
- If dangerous wildlife is seen outside, DO NOT leave the building and please notify a staff member immediately.
- There is no camping of any kind and hiking/walking will be dependent upon the season and previous bear sightings.
- Researchers are expected to coordinate their activities with the CNSC science department.
- It is unlawful to feed or harass polar bears. The placement of food with the purpose of attracting, feeding, or holding polar bears is prohibited. It is also prohibited to approach a polar bear or active bear den closer than 100 meters. Choosing to feed or harass bears can result in charges and the removal from CNSC property.