Canadian History & Environment Summer School 2013



BC Studies editors Graeme Wynn and Richard Mackie will lead a field trip to Vancouver Island between 30 May and 2 June 2013. The deadline for applications is 26 April.

For details see:

B.C. Bestseller


Home Truths: Highlights from BC History edited by BC Studies' editors, Richard Mackie and Graeme Wynn is on the BC Bestseller's list for the week of February 24, 2013.

Congratulations Richard and Graeme.

You may order your copy here!



BC Studies' Editor, Graeme Wynn, presents McLean lecture series


McLean lecture series in Canadian Studies by McLean Chair and Professor of Geography, Graeme Wynn.

"Navigating a 'Wasting World': Perspectives on Environmentalism and Sustainability in Canada" 

When: March 7, 14 and 21 @ 7pm 
Where: Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall, Lecture Hall, 

A reception will follow the final lecture on March 21.

For more information pease visit the Canadian Studies website.


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2013 B.C. Studies Conference


May 2-4, 2013 at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC

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 Qayqayt Nation, the area has long been a significant 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.

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Home Truths - now available



HOME TRUTHS: Highlights from BC History

edited by Richard Mackie & Graeme Wynn

Book Description

History in BC grows profusely and luxuriantly, but with odd undergrowth,” observed historian J.M.S. Careless many years ago. This claim is fully borne out by this impressive anthology of some of the province’s most distinguished historians, geographers, and writers gleaned from over forty years of British Columbia’s leading scholarly journal, BC Studies.

This collection includes fascinating articles on the Fraser Canyon by Cole Harris; on Fort Simpson, Metlakatla, and Port Essington by Daniel Clayton; on Victoria’s early Chinese community by Patrick Dunae and others; on the eviction of Sto:lo people from Kitsilano and Stanley Park by Jean Barman; on early home design styles in Vancouver by Deryck Holdsworth; on the failed utopias of Wallachin and Sointula by Nelson Riis and Mikko Saikku; on life in a 1970s logging camp by Peter Harrison; on fly-fishing and dispossession at Penask Lake by Michael Thoms; and on the perennial lonesome prospector by Megan Davies. 

The overarching theme is provided by George Bowering in his classic essay, “Home Away,” concerning the search for a home on the West Coast—a new one for settlers and an old one for indigenous peoples.

Published by Harbour Publishing, 2012