We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.
Jean Barman is a professor of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia and author of The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia (rev. éd., University of Toronto Press, 1996), winner of the Canadian Historical Association’s regional history prize. Forthcoming from University of Toronto Press are Constance Lindsay Skinner: Writing on the Frontier and Sojourning Sisters: The Lives and Letters of Jessie and Annie McQueen.
Bruce Braun is a professor of Geography and McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota. His publications include Remaking Reality: Nature at the Millennium (Routledge, 1998) and Social Nature: Theory, Practice and Politics (Blackwell, 2001). The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture and Power on Canada’s West Coast is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press.
Nicole Campbell, who is of Nle/kepmx, Nsilx, and Metis ancestry, is a student at the University of British Columbia.
Cole Harris is a professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. His publications include Historical Atlas of Canada, vol. 1 (University of Toronto Press, 1987), and The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographic Change (UBC Press, 1997), winner of the Canadian Historical Association’s regional history prize. Making Native Space, tracing the establishment of reserves in British Columbia, is forthcoming from UBC Press.
Mary-Ellen Kelm is a professor of History at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her book, Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-1950 (UBC Press, 1998), won the Sir John A. Macdonald prize awarded by the Canadian Historical Association for best book in Canadian history.
Richard Mackie is a historian attached to the History Department at Malaspina University College. He has published four books: Island Timber: A Social History of the Comox Logging Company, Vancouver Island (Sono Nis Press, 2000). Trading Beyond the Mountains: The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793-1843 (UBC Press, 1997), The Wilderness Profound: Victorian Life on the Gulf of Georgia (Sono Nis Press, 1995), and Hamilton Mack Laing: Hunter Naturalist (Sono Nis Press, 1985). Two of these won the Lieutenant-Governor’s medal for best book in British Columbia history, a third was runner up to the same prize, and one was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Prize for best book on British Columbia.
Bruce Miller is a professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He is the former editor of Culture (now Anthropologica), the journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society. His new book is The Problem of Justice: Tradition and Law in the Coast Salish World (University of Nebraska Press, 2001).
John O’Brian is a professor of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia. His publications include Ruthless Hedonism: The American Reception of Matisse (University of Chicago Press, 1999), which won an American Association of University Presses Book Award; Voices of Fire: Art, Rage, Power, and the State (University of Toronto Press, 1996); and The Flat Side of the Landscape (Mendel Art Gallery, 1989), which won the Braide Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the field of Canadian art history.
Laurie Ricou is a professor of English at the University of British Columbia. Before joining the editorial board of BC Studies, he served for thirteen years as associate editor, three of them as acting editor, of Canadian Literature. He is the author of The Arbutus/Madrone Files: Reading the Pacific Northwest (NeWest Press, 2001) and A Guide to Dungeness Spit (Oolichan, 1978).
Patricia Roy is a professor of History at the University of Victoria. Her publications include Mutual Hostages: Canadians and Japanese during the Second World War (University of Toronto Press, 1990) and A White Mans Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and Japanese Immigrants, 1858-1914 (UBC Press, 1989), of which two further volumes are forthcoming.
Patricia Shaw is a professor of Linguistics, with a focus on First Nations languages, and the coordinator of the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia. Her publications include The Prosodie Constituency of Minor Syllables (University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993) and When World Views Collide: Value Orientations as a Bridge to Understanding (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992).
Shirley Sterling coordinates the Ts”kel program for graduate students of First Nations ancestry in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of My Name is Seepeetza (Groundwood, 1992), which won the Sheila Egoff prize for best children’s book in British Columbia and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s prize for children’s literature.
Wendy Wickwire is a professor of History and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She is the editor of the recent special double issue of BC Studies entitled “Ethnographic Eyes” (nos. 125-126, Spring/Summer 2000). Her publications include Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller (Douglas and Mclntyre/ University of Washington Press, 1992), Write It On Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller (Talonbooks, 1989), and Stein: The Way of the River (Talonbooks, 1988). She has won two BC Book Awards, as well as the Canadian Historical Association’s award for best article.
Jean Wilson is Associate Director-Editorial of UBC Press. She is a long time supporter of BC Studies and, more generally, of writing on British Columbia.