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.