BMSC Graduate Student Society

Amanda loves tide poolsby Amanda Kahn

The number of grad students at BMSC varies with the time of year.  In the summer, there can be around 20 (or more) graduate students on-site, while last December there were 5 of us.  There are of course many others on-site, including full-time staff, students taking summer courses or the well-known Fall Program, researchers, and visitors for special events like the 40th anniversary celebration or the Music By The Sea festival, but if you are a graduate student coming out here for the first time, you’ll want to get in touch with the BMSC graduate students.

The BMSC Graduate Student Society gives a great primer on what you’ll need to know to live out here, and offers a variety of activities and support including:

  • Social events such as potlucks, beach trips, and bonfires.
  • 2 kayaks and 1 canoe available for grad student use (first come, first served)
  • Academic support (with NSERC applications due soon, several students have been helping each other out with their proposals)
  • Sports equipment for activities onsite.

Also, it’s a good way to meet the grad students working around you.  Check us out when you come into town!

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