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BCHF Historical Writing Competition Winners

The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) announced the winners for the Annual Historical Writing Competition at the BCHF Annual Conference on May 28th. Many of the titles have been reviewed in BC Studies. The Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing...

June 2, 2016 | News


RECURRENT VOICES: Veronica (Nikki) Strong-Boag

Every One A ‘Woman Worthy’ [1]: Commemoration on Canadian Currency Because it’s 2018, or soon will be—in other words, a hundred years after Ottawa deigned to enfranchise most but not all Canadian women in the...

May 25, 2016 | News


Call for Papers: UVIC Faculty of Law and History

First Nations, Land, and James Douglas: Indigenous and Treaty Rights in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, 1849-1864 The Songhees Nation and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and History Department invite...

May 17, 2016 | News


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...

May 12, 2016 | News


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...

April 13, 2016 | News


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...

April 7, 2016 | News


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...

March 22, 2016 | News


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...

January 26, 2016 | News


Film Review: Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World is a documentary that beautifully pairs the breathtaking landscape of Haida Gwaii with insightful and inspiring commentary from the people that live there. Producers Charles Wilkinson and...

January 15, 2016 | News


Welcome to the new BC Studies blog!

This is a venue to share interesting information on a diverse array of BC related topics. We hope that this venue offers an engaging way to regularly share research and ideas across BC, as well...

January 15, 2016 | News



Join us in welcoming Alex Lausanne as our new Blog Curator! To view posts visit www.bcstudies.com/blog

January 15, 2016 | News


Order of Canada

BC Studies congratulates Editorial Board member, Wade Davis, on his recent recognition as a Member of the Order of Canada.  It is a fine honour and richly deserved. http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/order+canada+honours+residents/11622298/story.html?__lsa=b27b-2a79

January 5, 2016 | News


Apply to be the BCS Blog Curator!

CALL FOR APPLICANTS – BC Studies Blog Curator BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly is seeking an early career scholar (ideally a doctoral student) to initiate and curate a BC Studies Blog. This new initiative to appear in 2016, will be...

November 26, 2015 | News


CFP: Cdn Nautical Research Society Conference

Call for Papers Canadian Nautical Research Society Annual Conference and General Meeting 18-20 August 2016 “Where Rivers Meet Oceans” New Westminster, British Columbia The mighty Fraser River, one of Western Canada’s major waterways, winds from...

November 26, 2015 | News



The BC Studies Auction has ended for another year.  Thank-you to all of our bidders and especially our donors!          

November 16, 2015 | News


CBC News on SONP debate

CBC News has been covering the proposed South Okanagan national park debate. Here’s the link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cattle-ranchers-say-propo… For more background, information, and analysis, see Caroline Elizabeth Grego’s article “Maybe National Park: Consultation, Conservation, and Conflict in...

November 2, 2015 | News


Book Launch

Associate History Professor amd Guest Editor, Dr. Jacqueline Holler, will do a reading at the launch of BC Studies issue no. 185, Barkerville in celebration of Barkerville’s 150th Anniversary as a town site. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – 11:00 to 12:00...

October 13, 2015 | News


Annual Online Auction

BC Studies 12th Annual Online Auction! November 16th noon to November 23rd noon, 2015. Auction items include: tickets to arts and culture events around Vancouver, gift certificates to great restaurants, work from local artisans, admission...

September 10, 2015 | News


BC Studies in the Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun reporter, Vaughn Palmer, reports on George Abbott’s article on the HST in BC, in the current issue of BC Studies, no. 186. Read the article here. “The Precarious Politics of Shifting Direction: The Introduction...

July 23, 2015 | News


BC Studies contributor news

John O’Brian, BC Studies author, book reviewer, and former editorial board member, spent three weeks in Toronto in June and July installing and then opening his exhibition “Camera Atomica€ at the Art Gallery of Ontario. His curator’s...

July 16, 2015 | News


Award news!

Congratulations to BC Studies’ excellent proofreader, François Trahan, the first recipient of the Ewart-Daveluy Award of the Indexing Society of Canada.  François Trahan won the award for his 40-page index to Nancy Turner’s Ancient Pathways, Ancestral...

June 25, 2015 | News


Archaeological Discovery

Duncan McLaren and Daryl Fedje, contributors to our upcoming special issue (Fall 2015) on the archaeology of coastal BC, have made the news by discovering a set of twelve footprints made on a muddy shoreline...

June 23, 2015 | News



BC Studies is pleased to announce contributor, Jordan Stranger-Ross, is a 2015 CHA prize winner of the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism Article Prize for, “Telling a Difficult Past” Kishizo Kumra’s Memoire of Entaglement in Racist Policy....

June 3, 2015 | News


Journey to the Cariboo

BC Studies Associate Editor, Richard Mackie, will be at the BCHF 2015 Conference in Quesnel and will be at the Authors Fair on Saturday, May 23 1:00 to 4:30 pm. Find out all the information...

May 20, 2015 | News