We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.
Hugh Johnston is a professor emeritus in history at Simon Fraser University and recent author of Jewels of the Qila: The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family (2011).
Richard McCandless is a retired senior BC government public servant with an interest in history and public policy. He was the lead government facilitator of the transfer of the driver licensing program to icbc in the early 1990s. He has a history degree from the University of Victoria and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University, and lives in Saanich, BC.
Robert McCandless began his professional career in oil and gas and mining exploration. For several years while living in the Yukon, he was a contract researcher and writer, which led to his publishing Yukon Wildlife: A Social History (University of Alberta Press, 1985). He later worked for Environment Canada mainly on pollution pre- vention in mining, and also for several years advising on Aboriginal affairs including treaty negotiations.
Isabel Wallace is a doctoral candidate at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on South Asians and public health in BC and the Pacific Coast states in the early twentieth century.
LiLynn Wan is a potter who completed her PhD in history at Dalhousie University. She has a particular interest in the history of race and First Nations in British Columbia, where she is originally from. She is cur- rently the proprietor of WaterDragon Pottery, which operates out of her studio in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia.