BC Studies Conference May 7-9, 2015


Join us this week at the BC Studies Conference 2015

"From Exclusion to Inclusion: Forging a Multicultural Identity in British Columbia "


Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Richmond Campus. 

Visit the conference website with full program. 


Dr. Wynn elected Vice-President


BC Studies congrulates editor, Graeme Wynn on his new appointment of Vice-President (2015-17) and President-elect (2017-19) of the American Society for Environmental History!


BC Studies Conference May 7-9, 2015


Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in association with BC Studies, is proud to be the 2015 host of the multidisciplinary BC Studies Conference on the theme:

From Exclusion to Inclusion:
Forging a Multicultural Identity in British Columbia

May 7th-9th, 2015

KPU Richmond Campus, Melville Centre for Dialogue

In May 2015, Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites you to its Richmond Campus to participate in the multidisciplinary BC Studies Conference. The conference theme is “From Exclusion to Inclusion: Forging a Multicultural Identity in British Columbia.” Kwantlen Polytechnic University serves a South Fraser Region of vast size and diversity, and is located in the shared traditional territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Kwantlen Polytechnic University is named after the Kwantlen First Nation of the Coast Salish People, who are based in Fort Langley. Over their history, the Kwantlen People have been respected throughout the Lower Fraser River Region as Ancient Messengers—Tireless Runners. The ethic of the Kwantlen People is reflected in the motto of Kwantlen Polytechnic University: “through tireless effort, knowledge, and understanding.”

Visit the conference website here.




2015 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize


UBC Library announced the 2015 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize Shortlist.

This annual prize, sponsored by UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society, recognizes the best scholarly book published by a Canadian author on a B.C. subject.
The three shortlisted titles are:

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest by Jean Barman (University of British Columbia Press).
Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnohistory and the Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America by Nancy J. Turner (McGill-Queen’s University Press).
The Sea Among Us: the Amazing Strait of Georgia by Richard Beamish and Gordon Macfarlane, editors (Harbour Publishing).

All 3 titles have been recently reviewed in BC Studies.

The winner will be announced this spring.

Good luck everyone!

Author Event/Book Launch


Join UBC Press for the book launch of Elise Paul's book, Written as I Remember It.

Recently reviewed by Dr. Dorothy Kenndy in BC Studies.  Click here to read the review.

Tuesday, February 24th at VPL Main Branch.

More information here.









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