Donors & Funding Agencies

Thanks to donors like you, BMSC is able to provide financial support to many students.

Your donations improve the teaching and learning environment, support innovative research, and reach out to the wider community. With your support of scholarship you are helping us enrich the experiences of our students, and through them, our community and our world.

Funding Agencies

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports BMSC university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research at BMSC, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.

NSERC Promo Science Program

NSERC’s PromoScience Program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology).

PromoScience supports hands-on learning experiences for young students and their science teachers, and has for many years supported the Education Program at BMSC.

Vancouver Foundation

The Vancouver Foundation manages an endowment fund for BMSC that provides scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who take courses or conduct research at BMSC.

To make a donation, click here:

  • Choose: “In support of a specified fund”
  • Search: “Bamfield”
  • Select: “Bamfield Marine Station Scholarship Endowment Fund”

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides wage subsidies to employers to create employment for secondary and post-secondary students. Again this year, Canada Summer Jobs welcomes applications from small businesses, not-for-profit employers, public sector and faith-based organizations that provide quality summer jobs for students.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada.

With the support of more than 150,000 donors, TD FEF has provided approximately $70 million to over 23,000 environmental projects and programs. At BMSC, funds were donated by TD FEF to build a rain-forest boardwalk trail.


Dr. Donald B. Rix

Dr. Donald B. Rix (1931 – 2009) philanthropy touched many in British Columbia including BMSC.

Dr. Rix’s donation of close to $1 million made possible the construction of the Rix Centre for Ocean Discoveries at BMSC. The Rix Centre for Ocean Discovery, built with his leadership, has become a focal point for the centre. This legacy will contribute to the training of marine scientists for generations.