Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Membership and Donations

Who can become a member of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre?

Anyone can become a member of the BVRC — individuals, organizations, companies, small businesses, First Nations groups, governments, and universities.

Member benefits

The BVRC is constantly growing as a research network in the Bulkley Valley. We are proud to serve as a research bridging organization, aimed at supporting our local research community.

Here are just some of the benefits we offer our membership:

Which BVRC membership is right for you?

Individual Membership

$50 annually

If you are purchasing a membership for yourself then the individual membership is for you. This membership entitles you to all BVRC membership benefits.

Organizational Membership

$500 annually

This membership is for organizations and businesses. If you are a commercial entity, large or small, and wish to take advantage of BVRC’s benefits for yourself and your employees then this membership is for you.

Not-for-profit and Educational Institutions

$250 annually

We value the relationships we have with other non-profit organizations and educational institutions and are pleased to offer this unique membership. Please contact info@bvcentre.ca to learn more.

Supporting Membership

$2,000 annually

Organizations and businesses wishing to support the BVRC can become Supporting Members by donating $2,000 annually. Supporting Members are extremely important to the Centre. These donations contribute to the leadership, staffing and expertise necessary to effectively manage the Centre and implement our extensive and diverse research program. Supporting Members have access to all of BVRC’s benefits and are eligible to have their logo and website link appear on our website.

These donations are eligible for tax receipts.

BVRC membership is a great way to stay current, but we won’t flood your inbox!

Our goal is to ensure our members receive exclusive information on internal and external employment, contract, and volunteer opportunities, as well as notifications about events and happenings relating to natural and cultural resource research and monitoring.

As a member, you are automatically signed up to our members only email updates. We generally send out a spring and fall e-newsletter, in addition to monthly notifications. If our communications are ever too much for your inbox, you can simply unsubscribe at any time.

Ready to become a member?

Pay for your membership online. It’s quick and easy:

Step 1: Fill out the MEMBERSHIP FORM and email it directly to info@bvcentre.ca.

Step 2: Select a membership category and pay the fee by clicking the button below.

Membership categories


Prefer to do things on paper? Please download and print the MEMBERSHIP FORM and send it to us complete with a cheque payable to: Bulkley Valley Research Centre.

Bulkley Valley Research Centre
Box 4274
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Have more questions regarding membership? We are more than happy to discuss our membership program with you and work together to find the membership category that suits you or your organization best. Please email us at info@bvcentre.ca, call 250-847-2827, or drop by our office at 3731 First Avenue in Smithers, BC.

Renewing your membership?

Simply click the button below to pay your annual fee online and ensure you continue to receive BVRC benefits. As long as you provide your full name with your payment, we will manage the rest. However, be sure to get in touch with us if your contact details have changed.

Membership categories


Thinking of making a donation to the BVRC? Great! All donations, big or small, are extremely valuable to the BVRC. These donations contribute to a wide range of activities and allow us to continue to operate and implement our extensive, high-quality and diverse research program and deliver our scholarship program.

We have two key donation categories:

Research Program

The BVRC focuses its research on the sustainability of our ecosystems, cultures, and communities throughout the northwest and beyond. Our research initiatives are often multi-year and involve collaboration among a range of groups involved in natural resource management, including industry, government, First Nations, academic institutions, and conservation organizations. Along with objective research, the Centre provides a single point of contact for individuals and organizations with diverse perspectives and needs to meet and engage.

Scholarship Fund

The Irving Fox Memorial Scholarship for Natural and Cultural Resources Research and Management is awarded to a student from northwestern British Columbia, or a student enrolled in or entering studies in natural and cultural resources research and/or management in northwestern British Columbia. The value of the award is $750 - $1000. We are always looking for donations to ensure we can continue to offer this worthwhile scholarship.

All donations are tax deductible.

If you are interested in making a donation, we are more than happy to chat with you. Please email us at info@bvcentre.ca, call 250-847-2827, or simply drop by our office at 3731 First Avenue in Smithers.

Ready to make a donation?

You can donate online by clicking one of the buttons below. It's simple and easy!

Research Program Donation

Donation categories

Scholarship Fund Donation

Donation categories

You can also mail your cheque to: 

Bulkley Valley Research Centre
Box 4274, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0.

Please let us know which donation category you wish to contribute to.