Jim Wood talk at VPL Nov 17


Dr. James Wood - British Columbia and the Great War
November 17 2014 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
VPL Central Branch, 350 West Georgia St.
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, British Columbians volunteered for overseas service with an enthusiasm difficult for modern society to comprehend. Every community in BC provided more than its quota for the first Canadian contingent to make its way across the Atlantic to the battlefields of the Western Front.Drawing from the first-hand accounts of British Columbian soldiers, this presentation will centre on the fears, bonds of friendship, and apprehension of impending battle that became the soldier's experience of the Western Front.

Dr. James Wood is a Professor of History with research interests in Canadian history and war in the modern world.Presented in partnership with The Royal United Services Institute - Vancouver in commemoration of Canada's First World War Centenary.

BCS authors win Blegen Award!


For the third year in a row a BC Studies article has won the Forest History Society's Theodore C. Blegen Award for the best article in forest conservation history!

Congratulations to Nancy J. Turner, Doug Deur and Dana Lepofsky for their award winning article "Plant Management Systems of British Columbia’s First Peoples” published in the Autumn 2013 issue (Number 179) of BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly.

In recognition of this award we are making the article freely accessible on OJS:…/bcst…/article/view/184112/184174

In 2013 Richard Rajala won the award with his article “`Streams Being Ruined from a Salmon Producing Standpoint:’ Clearcutting, Fish Habitat, and Forest Regulation in British Columbia, 1900-45,” BC Studies 176 (Winter 2012-2013), 93-132.…/bcst…/article/view/182928/183752

Lynne Davis won the 2012 award for her article “Home or Global Treasure? Understanding Relationships between the Heiltsuk Nation and Environmentalists,” BC Studies 171 (Autumn 2011), 9-36.…/bcstudies/article/view/1913/2286

Congratulations to all!

Special Thanks to TRU


BC Studies would like to thank TRU, Thompson Rivers University, and both Dr. Alan Shaver, President and Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Urich Scheck, Provost and Vice-President Academic for their support and sponsorship of the journal.


Daniel Francis receives Mayor's Award


BC Studies congratulates author and BC Studies contributor, Daniel Francis, receipient of the 2014 Mayor's Arts Award for Literary Excellence.

The journal has reviewed many of Daniel's books and he has contributed to the journal as a reviewer.

You can find the full list of Daniel Francis in BC Studies, here.

Congratulations again!

Special thanks to UNBC


BC Studies would like to thank UNBC University of Northern British Columbia for their support for the upcoming Barkerville special issue.  Issue no. 185 Winter.



BC Studies 11th Annual Online Auction

BC Studies Quarterly Journal is pleased to announce our upcoming 11th Annual BC Studies Online Auction

The dates for this years auction are, November 10-17, 2014.

Auction items include, tickets to arts and culture events around Vancouver, gift certificates to great restaurants, work from local artisans, admission to BC museum and galleries, books from local publishers and much more.