BC Studies 173 (Spring 2012)

BC Studies 173 (Spring 2012)

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Kathryn Harrison is a professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, where she studies and teaches courses on environmental politics. She is the author of Passing the Buck: Federalism and Canadian Environmental Policy (ubc Press) and, most recently, co-editor (with Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom) of Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change (mit Press). She has held Fulbright Fellowships at Resources for the Future and the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne. 

Will Langford received a Masters degree in History from ubc in 2011. This article is adapted from his thesis. 

Jamie McEwan graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a BA in History and Geography, followed by completion of an MA in Geography in 2010. Since graduation Jamie has worked with the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors as a community planning and local government consultant. Jamie sits on multiple boards, committees and commissions. He was elected Councillor At Large for the District of Lake Country, BC, on 19 November 2011. 

Lisa Pasolli is a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Victoria. Her research interests are in the areas of women, gender, and social welfare policy, and she is currently finishing her dissertation, “Labouring Citizens: The Politics of Child Care Policy and Mothers’ Employment in BC, 1910-75.”  

Chelsea Peet completed her master’s degree in political science at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests centre on intergovernmental and regional issues across Canada. Chelsea has undertaken internships at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She is currently employed as a public servant in Ontario. 

Carlos Teixeira received his BSc and MSc at the Université du Québec à Montréal and his PhD at York University in Toronto. He teaches at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan. His research interests include urban and social geography with an emphasis on migration processes, community formation, housing and neighbourhood change, ethnic entrepreneurship, and the social structure of North American cities. He is the Priority Leader for Housing and Neighbourhoods for the Metropolis Project (Canada). More recently (2012) with Wei Li and Audrey Kobayashi he co-edited the book Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities (Oxford University Press). 

Jim Wood is the author of Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921 (ubc Press, 2010). He is currently a sshrc Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Victoria.