Congratulations to the 2017 BC Studies Prize Winner!


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Orcas at Play (2015) by Susan Point

2017 BC Studies Prize Winner
Nicolas Graham, "State-Capital Nexus and the Making of BC Shale and Liquefied Natural Gas," published in BC Studies no. 194, Summer 2017. 

Honourable Mention
George Abbott, “Persistence of Colonial Prejudice and Policy in British Columbia’s Indigenous Relations: Did the Spirit of Joseph Trutch Haunt Twentieth-Century Resource Development?" published in BC Studies no. 194, Summer 2017.

BC Studies is pleased to announce that Nicolas Graham is the winner of the 2017 BC Studies Prize. Congratulations to Nicolas and to George Abbott, the honourable mention. Both articles are now available to read, open access, on OJS

The BC Studies Prize is awarded to the author of the best paper published in the journal each calendar year, judged by the editors and members of the BC Studies Editorial Board to have made the greatest contribution to understanding British Columbia.  The prize, which is funded by donations, is intended to encourage and celebrate high-quality work on British Columbia, regardless of topic or discipline. In recognition of the generous lead donation of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, 2015-2030 recipients of the BC Studies Prize each receive a specially-commissioned piece of art work by Musqueam artist Susan Point. 



BC Studies no. 196 Winter 2017/18, Perspectives on the Gold Rush, is now available! This issue features THIS SPACE HERE interviews with Jacinda Mack, Coordinator with the First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM), and with Glenn Grande, Executive Director of the Fair Mining Collaborative (FMC); ARTICLES by Robert Galois, Thomas Mills, Brian Pegg, Andrew D. Nelson, and Tara Lamothe-Ammerlaan, Daniel Brendle-Moczuk, Glenn Grande, and Amy Cook; and a FILM REVIEW ESSAY by Tyler Hagan. Browse the full issue here.

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New Book and Film Review Editor


BC Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. David Rossiter will serve as the new Book and Film Review Editor. 

Dr. Rossiter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies. He received his PhD in Geography from York University in Toronto, Canada in 2005. A broadly-trained cultural-historical geographer, Rossiter teaches courses on human geography, geographies of Canada, natural resource spaces, and post-colonial landscapes. His research focuses on contested lands and resources in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest. 

We look forward to working with David and welcome him to the BC Studies family. 



The 14th BC Studies Auction is Live!


The 14th Annual BC Studies Online Auction is live! The auction will run from mid-day November 23 to 30th and features over 160 items, including books, gift baskets, sports and entertainment tickets, travel accommodation vouchers, and much more. BC Studies would like to thank all of its kind donators and supporters for participating in the 14th Annual Auction. 

Click here to go to the auction site, where you can browse the auction items, create an account, and make your bids!

UBC Okanagan responds to Dr. Peter Wylie's article "Memorandum of Misunderstanding?"


As reported by Lake Country Calendar, UBC Okanagan (UBCO) has responded to Dr. Peter Wylie’s article “Memorandum of Misunderstanding? Public Accountability and the University of British Columbia.” “Memorandum of Misunderstanding?” was published in BC Studies Issue no. 195. In it, Dr. Wylie evaluates whether UBCO “has achieved its stated goals of meeting the educational needs of the local population.” Wylie contends that they have not.

“UBC firmly believes not only that international engagement benefits both domestic and international participants in post-secondary education, but also that the diversity of our campuses has a positive and lasting impact on the economic and social fabric of our communities,” reads the statement released by Deborah Buszard, UBC deputy vice-chancellor and principal of the Okanagan campus.

You can read the full news article in Lake Country Calendar here. “Memorandum of Misunderstanding?” is available online on OJS or through ordering a physical copy of Issue no. 195 through our website.