BMSC Historical Timeline

Introductory paragraph to the 50th Anniversary timeline stories, and acknowledgement that BMSC is situated on the traditional territory of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, a Nuu-chah-nulth Nation and member of the Maa-nulth Treaty Society.

OUR HISTORY
1969

Birth of Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre: The search for a site.

Birth of Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre: The search for a site.

Early in 1969, a float plane meandered its way over the convoluted bays of western Vancouver Island’s coast as eager eyes peered from the window. Seaweed scientist Louis Druehl was one of those on board. He was heading the search committee tasked with finding the best spot to build a..Read More

1972

Five Universities: A story of a remarkable collaboration.

Five Universities: A story of a remarkable collaboration.

This is the story of how five universities that in all other respects are competitors — UBC, SFU, UVic, UAlberta, UCalgary — came together to collaborate on the vision, construction and operation of BMSC.