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RECURRENT VOICES: PART 2 – Reading Referendums: From Brexit in the U.K. to Women Suffrage in B.C.

In honour of BC Day, BC Studies would like to share a post on the important historical milestone of Women Suffrage in BC. by Veronica Strong-Boag Among civilian voters, the 14 September 1916 referendum passed,...


August 1, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Vancouver Island Separatism

      Vancouver Island Separatism July 28, 2016 by Patrick A. Dunae Vancouver Island separatists are on the march – again! In June 2016, the Vancouver Island Party [VIP] was launched with the aim...


July 28, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Offshore Fault-Zone Mapping Provides Insights and Highlights New Mysteries – PART 4 of Evolving perspectives on the Pacific-North American plate boundary near Haida Gwaii, BC

***See Parts 2 & 3 for figures 2 – 4***       Offshore Fault-Zone Mapping Provides Insights and Highlights New Mysteries July 26, 2016 by Sean Mullan Multibeam sonar hydrographic surveys conducted with the...


July 26, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: PART 1 – Reading Referendums: From Brexit in the U.K. to Women Suffrage in B.C.

July 20, 2016 by Veronica Strong-Boag The entrails of the 23 June 2016 Brexit Referendum on the UK’s exit from the European Union will be studied for many years, particularly for the prejudice they may...


July 20, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: The Return of the Midden!

    The Return of the Midden! by Jacob Earnshaw, President of the Archaeological Society of British Columbia (ASBC) The above articles are archived issues from the Archaeological Society of British Columbia’s journal, The Midden....


July 14, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Tsunami and coseismic events – PART 2 of Evolving perspectives on the Pacific-North American plate boundary near Haida Gwaii, BC

        Tsunami and coseismic events By Sean Mullan Shortly after the 2012 Haida Gwaii quake, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s issue of a Tsunami warning led to the coastal evacuation...


July 11, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Archaeological Prospection on the Pacific Northwest Coast (Quadra Island)

      By Alex Lausanne Archaeological prospecting is inhibited by many factors on the Pacific Northwest coast. Changing sea levels, the dense rainforest canopy and thick sediment layers obscure the buried archaeological record and...


July 7, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: SEAN MULLAN – PART 1 – Evolving perspectives on the Pacific-North American plate boundary near Haida Gwaii, BC

By Sean Mullan On October 27th, 2012 a moment magnitude (Mw = 7.8) earthquake occurred off Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii, BC. This was the second largest Canadian earthquake ever instrumentally measured. The largest recorded Canadian...


July 5, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Walbran Valley

  By Kirsten Mathison A few weekends ago, I went to the Walbran Valley on a quest to find caves in the extensive karst regions in the area. It is an unprotected tract of old-growth...


June 30, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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Wishing Graeme Wynn farewell!

Today we bid farewell to Graeme Wynn who is retiring from UBC and stepping down as the Editor of BC Studies after a remarkable eight years. During his tenure, Graeme moved BC Studies from a...


June 30, 2016 | News

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BC VOICES: PART 2 – The Great Land Grab: The Expansion of Settler Colonialism

  By Kelly Black Rapid growth on southern Vancouver Island and an obstinate commitment to fossil fuels demand serious consideration of passenger and freight services by rail. Driving north from Victoria, it is immediately evident...


June 28, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: National Energy Board Accepts Trans-Mountain Expansion Pipeline Project

By Lee Britton Oil spills in Puget Sound and the Salish Sea have become a public concern as oil and gas exportation has increased in recent years and is projected to continue to do so...


June 23, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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National Aboriginal Day

Happy Aboriginal Day from the BC Studies blog! Check out some of the amazing events and celebrations going on across BC. Below is link to the events happening today in Prince George, at Lheidlt T’enneh...


June 21, 2016 | News

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BC VOICES: PART 1 – The Great Land Grab: Real Estate and Commuter Rail on Vancouver Island

    By Kelly Black After years of questionable service and maintenance, it’s time to get serious about retaining the E&N rail corridor for future rail service. It is well past due, however, that we...


June 20, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Michael Kluckner

By Michael Kluckner I’ve always believed that I write in a neutral tone. “Mostly believed” is probably more accurate, as a book called Paving Paradise that I wrote in 1991 was pretty much a rant...


June 16, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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A Note from the Blog Curator

        Spring is officially in full swing in BC, and so is the BC Studies blog! With over 30 posts since the blog’s inception in January, it has been a tremendous ‘first...


June 14, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Follow-up on Botanical Beach – Minnesota Seaside Station

  “Each summer from 1901 to 1907, groups of students and instructors ventured here from Minnesota, Ohio, Nebraska, and other midwestern states. They traveled by train, cooking meals on a small stove in their rail...


June 13, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Could Stopping Biodiversity Loss Be The Answer To All Our Problems?

This is a timely post, as today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day! By Michaela Montaner – Pacific Wild Photos by Ian McAllister As habitat destruction continues in and around the otherwise pristine Great Bear...


June 8, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Behind The Scenes – Meet the GBR’s Biodiversity Mascots

    By Michaela Montaner – Pacific Wild Photos by Ian McAllister Since inception, Pacific Wild has been pushing to protect the biodiversity the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) represents. Lucky for us, we have some...


June 6, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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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

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PLACES OF BC: Botanical Beach

The Minnesota Seaside Station     Little known and visited, only by small groups of university students and their instructors over the last century or so, Botanical Beach and the Field Station established there by...


June 1, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Doug King – Pivot Legal Society

In the Midst of a Mental Health Crisis, We are Failing Rural and Aboriginal Youth By Doug King, Pivot Legal Society Pivot was formed more than a decade ago in the face of a health...


May 31, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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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