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CFP - BC Studies Conference

02
July
2014

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.”

We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters from scholars and researchers across all disciplines reflecting on themes related to identity, exclusionary policies, inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism in British Columbia.

Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions are welcomed, as well as proposals that place British Columbia within transnational or comparative contexts. Studies from and about Aboriginal communities are encouraged, as are student proposals.

•   Sessions: Proposals for panels and roundtables require a short description (150 words) of the theme for the session, as well as brief abstracts (50 words) for each paper or presentation, and a one-page CV for each presenter.

•   Individual  papers:  Individual  paper proposals  should include  an abstract  (250 words) and a one-page CV.

•   Posters: Proposals for posters should include a brief description (50-100 words) of the theme and a one-page CV.

•   Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2014

•   Proposals should be submitted electronically to:  bcstudiesprogram@kpu.ca

Former BC Studies Editor, Jean Barman, received George Woodcock Prize

06
June
2014

BC Studies is pleased to announce, former editor, Jean Barman, is the 2014 recipient of the George Woodcock LIfetime Achievement Prize.

Jean Barman is the 21st recipient of the George Woodcock award.

Read the announcment on the VPL website and read more on the award and the incredible list of past winners on the George Woodcock website.

Congratulations Jean!

Find out more about Jean and her work on the ABCBookWorld website.

Upcoming special issue, No. 182 Summer

06
March
2014

Announcing our next special issue, The Great War and BC. Guest edited by Jim Wood. No. 182, Summer 2014

As we near the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, this issue of BC Studies examines the conflict's impact on Canada's "Pacific Province".  Though far removed from the fighting, British Columbia was forever changed by its experiences of the war of 1914-18.  In this issue, readers will rediscover the First World War and its impact on British Columbia's people, both soldiers and civilians, as well as its politics, industries, poetry, and memory.   

 

Rick McCandless in Vancouver Sun

16
October
2013

Vaughn Palmer's column in the Vancouver Sun on October 11, 2013 quotes Rick McCandless's recent article in BC Studies, with attribution in his discussion of the inquiry into ICBC rates.

BC Studies issue no. 178 Summer 2013: Politics and Public Automobile Insurance in British Columbia, 1970-2010.

Read the article here.

 

BC Studies author Richard Rajala wins Theodore C. Blegen Award

03
September
2013

We are pleased to announce that Richard Rajala has won the Forest History Society's 2013 Theodore C. Blegen Award for the best article in forest and convservation history for his contribution: 

"Streams Being Ruined from a Salmon Producing Standpoint: Clearcutting, Fish Habitat, and Forest Regulation in British Columbia, 1900-45" in BC Studies no. 176: 93-132.

Congratulations Rick!

 

Douglas College and BC Studies Conference, Transforming British Columbia, May 2-4, 2013

10
July
2013

Douglas College is proud to host an international conference
in association with BC Studies on the theme:

Transforming British Columbia
May 2-4, 2013

In May 2013, Douglas College invites you to New Westminster to participate in the multidisciplinary BC Studies Conference on the theme of Transforming British Columbia. Located within the Lower Mainland region, New Westminster is situated on the banks of the Fraser River, where vast runs of salmon have characterized and transformed the environment during their migrations between the coast and the interior over many millennia. "The traditional territory and home of the Qayquat Nation, the area has long been a focal place for Aboriginal peoples." New Westminster is also the onetime capital of colonial British Columbia, a port for trade and travel, a transportation hub linking the communities of the southern Fraser River region and beyond, and a modern city in the midst of urban revival and revitalization. Douglas College, as a place of learning and scholarship that is undergoing its own transformation within the British Columbia post-secondary landscape, is delighted to host the conference. 

We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters from scholars and researchers across all disciplines reflecting on themes related to British Columbia’s environmental and cultural transformation across time and space, including:

-the transformation of space, people, cultures, transportation, identities, health and societies, economies, cities, and environments

-the transformative potential of sustainability

-the transformative possibilities of tricksters and shape-shifters 

Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions are welcomed, as well as proposals that place British Columbia within transnational or comparative contexts. Studies from, and about Aboriginal communities are encouraged. Proposals from graduate students are particularly welcome.

Sessions: Proposals for panels and roundtables require a short description (150 words) of the theme for the session, as well as brief abstracts (50 words) for each paper or presentation, and a one-page CV for each presenter.

Individual papers: Individual paper proposals should include an abstract (250 words) and a one-page CV.

Posters: Proposals for posters should include a brief description (50-100 words) of the theme and a one-page CV. 

Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2012

Proposals should be submitted electronically to: bcstudiesprogram@douglascollege.ca

http://www.douglas.bc.ca/bcstudies2013.html

 

 

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