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New Directions in Transpacific Cultural Research

New Directions in Transpacific Cultural Research A Public Symposium Organized by the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research Feb 9-10, 2017 Harbour Centre 1400, Segal Centre Room SFU Vancouver, 555 West Hastings Free and open to...


November 25, 2016 | News

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Call for SOUNDS

BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly is seeking sound clips, soundscapes, or other types of audio accompanied by a written component (article, essay, poem, story, etc.). Contributions will be peer reviewed and published online and...


November 22, 2016 | News

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Call For SOUNDS

BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly is seeking sound clips, soundscapes, or other types of audio accompanied by a written component (article, essay, poem, story, etc.). Contributions will be peer reviewed and published online and...


November 22, 2016 | News

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BC VOICES: “Men Want to Hog Everything”

“Men Want to Hog Everything”[1] by Veronica Strong-Boag In 1949 Agnes Macphail, Canada’s first female MP (as of 1921), thus summed up decades of women’s political experience after the first suffrage victories. To be sure,...


November 15, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC Studies Conference CFP

(Un)Settling British Columbia **SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2016** BC Studies Conference – Vancouver Island University, on the territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Nanaimo, British Columbia – May 4-6, 2017 In the prize-winning...


October 31, 2016 | News

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BC VOICES: Science week at Koeye Camp with Raincoast Conservation Foundation

        Science week at Koeye Camp with Raincoast Conservation Foundation by Sara Wickham The invitation couldn’t of come at a worse time – I had only been home from fieldwork on the...


October 26, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: Pivot Legal Society – Reinstatement of the Heroin Assisted Treatment Program

by Katrina Pacey – Executive Director, Pivot Legal Society After a three-year legal battle, we are thrilled to announce that the federal government has finally amended regulations that block access to life-saving addiction treatment. Heroin...


October 22, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: PACIFIC WILD – UPDATE: 2+2+2=6 Steps Toward Protection of the Great Bear Sea

by Diana Chan Over the last three months, there have been several developments that could help to advance marine protection in the Great Bear Sea. While there is much work to be done, there are...


October 6, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Field & The Burgess Shale

    Field, BC & The Burgess Shale By Alex Lausanne Nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Yoho National Park lies the small town of Field, BC. Although Field only houses a small population of...


October 2, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CALL FOR APPLICANTS – BC STUDIES BLOG CURATOR

CALL FOR APPLICANTS – BC STUDIES BLOG CURATOR BC Studies is seeking an early career scholar (ideally a doctoral student) to curate the BC Studies Blog. www.bcstudies.com/blog The BCS blog, like the journal, focuses on...


September 30, 2016 | News

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CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly BC Studies publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on British Columbia’s social, cultural, political, and economic life, past and present. Articles represent research by a diverse group of...


September 28, 2016 | News

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: One Ring to Bind Them All

        One Ring to Bind Them All By Kira Hoffman A dendrochronologist counts her millionth tree rings, and nothing happens… or does it? The clock ticks as I click my mouse and...


September 22, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: Call for Papers – BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly

Call for PapersBC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly BC Studies publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on British Columbia’s social, cultural, political, and economic life, past and present. Articles represent research by a diverse group of scholars...


September 20, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: Call for Papers – (Un)Settling British Columbia: BC Studies 2017

In the prize-winning book Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, Arthur Manuel strikes a hopeful note by suggesting that “the flood waters of colonialism are, at long last, receding” (223). Nonetheless, the arrival and settlement...


September 15, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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ANNOUNCING THE NEW EDITOR OF BC STUDIES: Leslie Robertson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UBC.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Leslie Robertson to the position of Editor, BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly. We would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of the out-going Editor, Graeme Wynn....


September 8, 2016 | News

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BC VOICES: The 100 Islands Research Program

        The 100 Islands Research Program by Sara Wickham The leaves outside of my office window here at the University of Victoria have started to turn from vibrant green to a golden...


September 7, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Wells & ArtsWells Music Festival

      By Alex Lausanne As a follow-up on the earlier post about “Wells, BC: Cariboo Counterculture,” by Susan Safyan. She spoke of the town’s historical roots as a boom town in the gold...


August 29, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CALL FOR PAPERS – (Un)Settling British Columbia: BC Studies 2017

In the prize-winning book Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, Arthur Manuel strikes a hopeful note by suggesting that “the flood waters of colonialism are, at long last, receding€ (223). Nonetheless, the arrival and settlement of...


August 26, 2016 | News

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BC VOICES: Why Canada needs “Campaign Zero” just as much as the U.S.A.

by Douglas King, Pivot Legal Last month “We The Protestors”, one of the originators of the Black Lives Matter movement, released a platform for reforming the American justice system. The 10-point manifesto, entitled “Campaign Zero”,...


August 25, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BCS author Richard McCandless on Hydro-pricing

BC Studies author Richard McCandless has collaborated with Dr. Harry Swain on an opinion piece in the Victoria Times-Colonist entitled “Hydro pricing: What the minister didn’t tell us.” For the full article, see:http://www.timescolonist.com/comment-hydro-pricing-what-the-minister-didn-t-tell-us-1.2328377#sthash.s4kOyShn.dpuf Thank you...


August 23, 2016 | News

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Sono Nis Press Warehouse Fire

BC Studies extends its deep condolences to veteran independent publisher Sono Nis Press of Winlaw, BC, the publishing arm of Morriss Printing of Victoria, which printed BC Studies for many years. A fire on 4...


August 23, 2016 | News

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RECURRENT VOICES: Anxiety, Racism and the Right Kind of Citizen

by Dr. Jonathan Swainger Recently, my research on crime history and community identity reacquainted me with the historical scholarship on boosters, those local businessmen (typically) who, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, unendingly...


August 16, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Hakai Magazine on Tsunami Threat

In relation to the recent posts series “Evolving perspectives on the Pacific-North American plate boundary near Haida Gwaii, BC” By Sean Mullan, on the 2012 Haida Gwaii tsunami and underwater methane vents off the West...


August 11, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC MUSEUMS & GALLERIES: The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

By Alex Lausanne “The uprooting, internment and dispossession of Japanese Canadians is this experience that was shared by thousands of people, but it’s also a highly individual experience,” said Jordan Stanger-Ross, a University of Victoria...


August 10, 2016 | BC Museums & Galleries