Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre


Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) supports diverse coastal and marine research of the highest calibre, and is recognized as among the very best research and training facilities in the world. Located in traditional territories of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations on Vancouver Island, Canada, BMSC provides year-round research facilities, basic and specialty equipment, and technical assistance to scientists from five western Canadian universities (University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria) as well as visiting scientists from other Canadian and international institutions.

BMSC offers unparalleled access to a wide array of environments – including unique coastal, freshwater, marine, and rainforest habitats, and exceptional species diversity. Top researchers from around the world address grand challenges with fundamental research on fisheries, biodiversity, climate change, invasive species, and improving environmental regulations.

Your support will assist UCalgary students to take part in an intense experiential immersion at BMSC during which the dynamic ocean environment is their classroom. BMSC offers undergraduate and graduate level courses in diverse topics such as Statistical Analyses, Science Journalism, Scientific Filmmaking, Field Archaeology, Limnology, Ethnobotany, place-based learning in First Nations territories, as well as courses in the marine and coastal sciences.

 
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