Minnesota Seaside Station


As a nice compliment to Erik A. Moore and Rebecca Toov’s photo essay on  “The Minnesota Seaside Station near Port Renfrew, British Columbia,” BC Studies no. 187 check out Hakai Magazine’s video “Out of This World”:

Congratulations Nancy Turner


BC Studies congratulates Nancy Turner on her winning of the 2016 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences by The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for her book, Ancient Patheways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America. Reviewed here in BC Studies no. 188 Winter 2016.

Nancy also co-edited with Dana Lepofsky the special theme issue, BC Studies no. 179 Autumn 2013. Ethnobotany of British Columbia: Plants and Peoples in a Changing World. 

BC Studies would also like to congratulate all the finalists and winners.

The following finalists are also reviewed in BC Studies Issue no. 188 Winter 2016.

Humanities Finalist:
Food Will Win the War: The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front
by Ian Mosby

Social Sciences Finalist:
Métis: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood by Chris Andersen 
Equality Deferred: Sex Discrimination and British Columbia's Human Rights State, 1953-84 by Dominique Clément

For more information on the Canada Prizes and the full list of winners and finalists.  Click here.

BC Studies Prize announcement!


It is our pleasure to announce the winner and runner up of the inaugural BC Studies Prize. This award is for the article deemed to have made the greatest contribution to understanding British Columbia in the previous year, primarily on the basis of the significance and originality of the research but also taking into account the career stage of the author. 

BC Studies Prize: Caroline Grego, “Maybe National Park: Consultation, Conservation, and Conflict in the Okanagan-Similkameen,” published in BC Studies 186 in the Summer of 2015.

Runner up: Mica Jorgenson, “‘Into That Country to Work’: Aboriginal Economic Activities during Barkerville’s Gold Rush,” published in BC Studies 185 in the Spring of 2015

Congratulations Caroline and Mica!

BC Studies at the Legislative Assembly


BC Studies was mentioned in the BC Legislature when Adrian Dix spoke during the second reading of the bill to make changes to the Insurance Corporation of BC.

Mr Dix was referencing Rick McCandless's article in BC Studies, issue no. 178, Summer 2013: Politics and Public Automobile Insurance in British Columbia, 1970-2010.

You can read the official report from the Legislative Assembly here. Page 10740.


Congratulations Graeme!


The journal Historical Geography (Volume 43, 2015) contains five articles assessing BC Studies editor Graeme Wynn's major contributions over the last forty years to historical geography, environmental history and Canadian studies generally.

See the Historical Georgraphy journal here.

Congratulations Graeme from all of us at BC Studies



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