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What’s happening at BMSC?

Since 1972, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) has been weaving together an extraordinary scientific community of students, researchers, staff, and alumni.
We invite you to stay connected with what we are doing on Vancouver Island’s west coast and beyond.

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Undergraduate Research Fellowship students investigate reducing the spread of invasive European green crab larvae

Undergraduate Research Fellowship students investigate reducing the spread of the invasive European Green Crab larvae when shipping oyster seed to new farms and markets.

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2020 Summer and Fall course lists and application forms are now OPEN!

Attend Canada’s premier coastal research and training facility, where we offer unique field courses in coastal and marine sciences and other disciplines during the Summer and Fall semesters.

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Apply by Nov. 15 for the Dick & Leona Peter Student Bursary

Applications deadline Nov. 15, 2019! This bursary is intended for a student registered in a degree program who will be spending up to one term at BMSC.

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Undergraduate research experience motivates peer reviewed publications

Today we received notice of not one, but TWO publications arising from undergraduate research conducted during summer and fall course activities here at BMSC!

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BMSC Statement regarding the tragic bus accident

The dedicated staff at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and the community of Bamfield are profoundly saddened by the news that two students have passed away as a result of a bus crash mid-Island on the way to study at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre.

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Who’s producing the beautiful & inspiring BMSC videos?

Leya Tess Anderson is the artist behind the beautiful videos featuring our 2019 summer field courses.

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We welcome Dr. Kaitlin Gallagher, the recipient of the 2019 BMSC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kaitlin will be joining the BMSC in August under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Cameron (Université de Montréal) to study the sea lice of Pacific salmon, and whales.

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Introducing BMSC researcher, MSc student Shannon Mendt

Shannon Mendt, a Masters student from Thompson Rivers University, is investigating the effect that energy reserves have on the mortality of juvenile intertidal invertebrates.

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With great sadness we inform you of the loss of our friend and colleague, Tomonari Kaji

Today we were informed that Tomonari Kaji, a BMSC researcher and friend, has unexpectedly passed away.

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