BC Studies in the Vancouver Sun


Vancouver Sun reporter, Vaughn Palmer, reports on George Abbott's article on the HST in BC, in the current issue of BC Studies, no. 186.

Read the article here.

“The Precarious Politics of Shifting Direction: The Introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax in B.C. and Ontario." article by George Abbott or the issue is available for purchase.

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BC Studies contributor news


John O'Brian, BC Studies author, book reviewer, and former editorial board member, spent three weeks in Toronto in June and July installing and then opening his exhibition “Camera Atomica” at the Art Gallery of Ontario. His curator's lecture drew an audience of 400 people. Congratulations, John! 

Globe and Mail review.

You can read John's contributions to BC Studies here.



Award news!


Congratulations to BC Studies' excellent proofreader, François Trahan, the first recipient of the Ewart-Daveluy Award of the Indexing Society of Canada.  François won the award for his 40-page index to Nancy Turner's Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge reviewed by Natasha Lyons.

Archaeological Discovery


Duncan McLaren and Daryl Fedje, contributors to our upcoming special issue (Fall 2015) on the archaeology of coastal BC, have made the news by discovering a set of twelve footprints made on a muddy shoreline on Calvert Island on Queen Charlotte Sound thousands of years ago. "If the impressions are conclusively dated to 13,200 years ago," notes Heather Pringle, "they will be the oldest known human footprints in North America." For more see:



BC Studies is pleased to announce contributor, Jordan Stranger-Ross, is a 2015 CHA prize winner of the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism Article Prize for,

"Telling a Difficult Past" Kishizo Kumra's Memoire of Entaglement in Racist Policy.  BC Studies, no. 181, Spring 2014

BC Studies contributor, PearlAnn Reichwein has been awarded the Clio Prize (Prairies) from the Canadian Historical Association (CHA). The award recognizes her insightful book. Climber's Paradise: Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1907-1974, as an exceptional contribution to regional history.

Read PearlAnn's reviews for BC Studies.

Other winning and short-listed books reviewed by BC Studies.

For a full list of all winners, shortlist and honourable mentions.  Visit the 2015 CHA Prize website.

Political History Group Book Prize
Food Will Win the War: The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front
by Ian Mosby

Aboriginal History Book Prize
Elsie Paul in collaboration with Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson. Written as I Remember It: Teachings (ʔəms taʔaw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder.

Clio Prize (British Columbia)
Dominique Clément, Equality Deferred: Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84.

Clio Prize (The North)
Ted Binnema, Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870. 

Sir John A Macdonald Prize
Jean Barman, French Canadians, Furs and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest.

Ian Milligan, Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada.

The François-Xavier Garneau Medal
Leslie A. Robertson et al. Standing Up with Ga’axsta’las: Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church and Custom.






Journey to the Cariboo


BC Studies Associate Editor, Richard Mackie, will be at the BCHF 2015 Conference in Quesnel and will be at the Authors Fair on Saturday, May 23 1:00 to 4:30 pm.

Find out all the information here.