Essential facilities upgrades are now possible at BMSC.

The Government of Canada and five western universities, led by UVic, are contributing a total of $3 million to enhance facilities at Bamfield Marine Science Centre.

The specifics are:
•    Renovation budget total: $3 million
•    Federal Strategic Infrastructure Fund contribution: $1.5 million
•    Member universities contribution total: $1.5 million

Bamfield’s electrical system and information technology network will be upgraded and improved to provide better reliability, distribution and improvements to back-up systems. Seawater exchange systems, pumps and animal care and holding facilities will also be refurbished.

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) has been operating on the west coast of Vancouver Island since 1972 for collaborative international research and education in ocean science and marine life.

The universities of Victoria, Simon Fraser, British Columbia, Alberta and Calgary jointly own and operate BMSC through the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society.

UVIC Press Release