Exhibition, Film, and New Media Review
Lisa Jackson’s exhibition entitled Transmissions premiered at the Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus from 6–28 September 2019. This new body of work weaves interdisciplinary themes regarding society, nature, Indigenous languages, and ecological futures. Lisa Jackson is Anishinaabe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and...
BC Studies no. 205 Spring 2020 | Page(s) 103-107
The text of Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story extends well beyond its own parameters, both literal and figurative. Syilx, Tsilhqot’in, Ktunaxa, and Dakelh playwright Kim Senklip Harvey offers a thoughtful, funny, and compelling exploration of...
BC Studies no. 209 Spring 2021 | Page(s) 132-133
Historical geographer Cole Harris, professor emeritus at UBC, has in his latest book brought together a number of his articles, some previously published, to focus on the subject of settler colonialism in Canada. It is...
BC Studies no. 209 Spring 2021 | Page(s) 136-138
Over the past two decades, community forestry has been adopted with growing frequency across Canada. Localities have sought to balance multiple values – economic, social, environmental – within systems of decentralized forest management. Contributors to Growing...
BC Studies no. 201 Spring 2019 | Page(s) 164-165
Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People is a collection of mountain-inspired pieces written throughout Geoff Powter’s thirty-year career. The book guides the reader through his life’s journey as he explores mountains and...
BC Studies no. 203 Autumn 2019 | Page(s) 148-149
The impetus for What We Learned, a collaborative book written by Helen Raptis and twelve members of the Tsimshian Nation, was Raptis’s archival discovery of a 1947 class list from the Port Essington Indian Day...
BC Studies no. 194 Summer 2017 | Page(s) 217-218
Amidst the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation this year, scholars and citizens alike are calling for national reflection on what this anniversary is meant to commemorate. To this end, Margery Fee’s Literary...
BC Studies no. 195 Autumn 2017 | Page(s) 155-156
Some fires are justly renowned. Some are celebrities — known for being known. A few are famous for being unknown. The 1871 Peshtigo fire in the US has long marketed itself as America’s Forgotten Fire....
BC Studies no. 190 Summer 2016 | Page(s) 162-163
Mine-Mill’s Peace Arch Concerts: How a “Red” Union and a Famous Singer-Activist Fought for Peace and Social Justice during the Cold War
BC Studies no. 174 Summer 2012 | Page(s) 61-99
The biographies in Deadlines died between 2001 and 2011, had sufficient importance or interest to be have their obituaries published in the Toronto Globe and Mail or be considered for it, and had at least...
BC Studies no. 183 Autumn 2014 | Page(s) 172-73
David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work: An Illustrated Exploration across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest
In June 1824, the Governor and Committee of the Hudson’s Bay Company agreed to transport David Douglas, a young Scottish employee of the Horticultural Society of London to its “Columbia District,” to assist the society’s...
BC Studies no. 183 Autumn 2014 | Page(s) 151-52
Kamala Elizabeth Nayar’s groundbreaking work, The Punjabis in British Columbia, represents a significant addition to a number of fields. At a basic level, it focuses on the important but sorely understudied community of Punjabis who...
BC Studies no. 182 Summer 2014 | Page(s) 240-242
A law court has an inner life, beyond the many outside lives that it can rescue, ruin, remedy and reward. When it is an appellate court, the urge to converge as group judgment replaces the...
BC Studies no. 175 Autumn 2012 | Page(s) 136-38
Labour historians have been arguing about the left in British Columbia politics and labour for ages. Now, through a skilful conversion of his 2008 University of New Brunswick dissertation “Tug of War,” University of Victoria...
BC Studies no. 174 Summer 2012 | Page(s) 143-4
The Horticultural Society of London demanded that David Douglas (1799-1834), their employee and North American plant hunter, keep a meticulous journal of his travels. Certainly a better field naturalist than author, Douglas refused to let...
BC Studies no. 168 Winter 2010-2011 | Page(s) 101
One Step Over the Line is the second published collection of papers drawn from a conference held at the University of Calgary in 2002 (the first, Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women’s History, was...
BC Studies no. 161 Spring 2009 | Page(s) 127-30
For anyone familiar with environmental history, Stephen J. Pyne is as synonymous with the word “fire” as is Smokey the Bear. As a former firefighter in the Grand Canyon, a renowned historian at Arizona State...
BC Studies no. 160 Winter 2008-2009 | Page(s) 145-146
Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed
In 1910, D.J. Benham wrote of the new Jasper National Park, “Here may be seen Nature primeval, Nature benignant and Nature malignant – the glorious heritage of a Canadian nation” (xxv). People don’t really talk...
BC Studies no. 159 Autumn 2008 | Page(s) 143-5
The cover of Garry Gottfriedson’s book promises us a collection of traditional cowboy poetry. Exposed on a wood-grained surface are a pair of silver spurs, feathers, leather collar, and two bullets, one of which is...
BC Studies no. 154 Summer 2007 | Page(s) 157-9
THIS BOOK SUCCEEDS in exemplifying what it fails to define. It contains seventeen chapters written by academics from the United States and Canada – academics who occupy a variety of positions: college teacher, university administrator,...
BC Studies no. 144 Winter 2004-2005 | Page(s) 148-9
AS THE MOST RECENT Statistics Canada reports tell us, poverty continues to stalk British Columbia’s youngest citizens. Their distress, with outcomes measured pitilessly in shortfalls in nutrition, education, and health, is directly associated with the...
BC Studies no. 138-139 Summer-Autumn 2003 | Page(s) 190-2
WITHIN THE LAST two decades, several scholars have written about a number of the leading conservation activists who appeared in the United States and Canada in the crucial decades following the Second World War. Thanks...