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New Exhibit - Earl Grey Pass Trail

14
March
2017

History of the Earl Grey Pass Trail

The Earl Grey Pass Trail traverses the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy from Argenta via Hamill Creek on the west to Toby Creek and Invermere on the east. The exhibit tells the history of the trail using indigenous oral history, old maps, historic photos, accounts from those who have visited the area, information on the lobbying efforts to encourage the establishment of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy in 1974 and restoration work over the years until the present day. The exhibit features ‘Then and Now’ video sequences that compare a glacier and valley between 1909 and 2015.

This exhibit is curated by the Kootenay Lake Archives, Kaslo, BC to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary. 

The exhibit will be at the Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo from March 10 to April 30, 2017.  Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 1 – 4pm.

Blog Post from Former BCTF President

07
March
2017

Read our latest blog post "Public Education Under BC'S Liberals: FIfteen Years of Willful Neglect," written by former British Columbia Teachers' Federation President Susan Lambert. 

 

BC Studies Prize - 2016

20
February
2017
We are thrilled to announce the 2016 BC Studies Prize:
 
Winner: Sabina Trimble, "Storying Swílcha: Place-making and Power at a Stó:lõ Landmark,”  BC Studies no. 190, Histories of Settler Colonialism (Summer 2016).
 
Runner up: Thomas McIlwraith and Raymond Corimer,  "Making Place for Space: Site-specific Land Use and Occupancy Studies in the Context of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Tsilhqot'in Decision," BC Studies no. 188 (Winter 2015/16) 
 

Recipients of the BC Studies Prize receive a specially-commissioned piece of art work by Musqueam artist Susan Point and will immediately be placed on Open Access on our OJS site. 

Congratulations!

 

 

Join Us This Sunday for our Issue Launch!

09
February
2017

To celebrate the launch of BC Studies special issue 192 Nikkei History, the Nikkei National Museum is hosting a launch! Come join us this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Details listed on poster.

Take a look at the issue's content or order a copy here

nikkei launch

Q&A with BC Studies Editor Leslie Robertson

02
February
2017

BC Studies editor, Leslie Robertson, did a wonderful Q&A about the journal! Read it here.

       

UNSETTLING AN IMAGE: Read Kelly Black's blog post that takes a deeper look at our BC Studies conference poster

02
February
2017

Kelly Black is Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University. In this blog she takes a deeper look into the creation of the BC Studies poster for our upcoming conference.

Read it here:  "Unsettling an Image"

Registeration for the conference, which will be held May 4th to 6th, 2017 at the Vancouver Island University, is now open. Follow this link to secure your spot: ah.viu.ca/bcstudies

 

 

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