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.


CFP - BC Studies Conference


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:

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


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.