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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

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PLACES OF BC: Born Outta This, Born Into That

By Christine Lowther After three collections of poetry, it was time for a prose project. Time to gather previously published essays and personal narratives with new work, consolidate, add, polish and refresh, and see what kind...


May 24, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Patrick Dunae

By Patrick A. Dunae The image of the ‘Little Man’ evokes the essence of the credit union movement in its formative years and was used in BC from the 1940s until the 1970s. Protected from a...


May 19, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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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

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RECURRENT VOICES: Jonathan Swainger

Recent events — Toronto’s Black Lives Matter activism, the Truth and Reconciliation Report (TRC), Jian Ghomeshi’s trial and outcome, in addition to the Trudeau government’s anticipated House of Common’s Komagata Maru apology — demonstrate that...


May 17, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC MUSEUMS & GALLERIES: SFU Galleries – Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber’s The Templeton Five Affair, March 1967

by Barbara Matthews Could it be that the lessons of the street are exhausted, out-dated, and likewise the teachings of the window? Certainly not. They perpetuate themselves by renewing themselves. The windows overlooking the street...


May 12, 2016 | BC Museums & Galleries

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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

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RECURRENT VOICES: Veronica (Nikki) Strong-Boag

Examining The Camel or One Inspiration For a Biography of a Canadian Viceregal Couple Privilege of whatever sort is readily corrosive of an ethics of care to others. This is the Christian message in Matthew...


May 10, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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RECURRENT VOICES: Sage Birchwater

Atlantic Power –  Burning questions about railway ties Controversy is brewing over Atlantic Power Corporation’s bid to increase the volume of creosote-laden railway ties it is allowed to burn in its biomass-fired energy plant in...


May 5, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Pacific Wild

by Pacific Wild As far as we are concerned, when a new 2016 Great Bear Rainforest land-use order was legally established on January 28, 2016, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council won quote of the year with...


May 3, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Tracking more stories of the First World War

PLACES OF BC: Tracking more stories of the First World War By Greg Dickson and Mark Forsythe   One of the most gratifying aspects of the publication of our book, From the West Coast to...


April 26, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC MUSEUMS & GALLERIES: Words and Pictures

Rare Books and Special Collections is delighted to present a new exhibition: Words & Pictures: Book Illustration in Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards Join us for a special celebration of the 80th anniversary of the...


April 26, 2016 | BC Museums & Galleries

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CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Every Place has a Story

CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Every Place has a Story by Eve Lazarus A reviewer once called my first book At Home with History (2007) an “entry level book.” He wasn’t being kind, but I loved...


April 21, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: Chris Czajkowski

AND THE RIVER STILL SINGS by Chris Czajkowski And The River Still Sings is my eleventh and latest published book. All of the others document different segments of the wilderness life that I have more...


April 18, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Arbutus Corridor

After years of shouting across the tracks, Vancouver and CP conclude agreement over the Arbutus Corridor, and the Supreme Court of Canada deserves some credit by Doug Harris Ten years ago the Supreme Court of...


April 18, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC VOICES: Ronald Greene

Carlo Gentile, Gold Rush Photographer by  Ronald Greene My journey started over twenty years ago when I was offered a photograph album that appeared to be the work of only one photographer, Carlo Gentile. This...


April 14, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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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

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RECURRENT VOICES: Jean Barman

In praise of Ken Mather’s Chinese cowboys BC Studies’ mandate as a regional peer-reviewed journal gives it a unique opportunity to attend to a part of Canada all too often perceived as on the edge...


April 12, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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PLACES OF BC: Wells

Wells, BC: Cariboo Counterculture by Susan Safyan From the dreams of a lonely prospector grew the town of Wells, BC, now the location for one of the province’s best-loved music festivals. Fred Wells, a “raw-boned,...


April 7, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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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

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RECURRENT VOICES – Veronica (Nikki) Strong-Boag

99 Years and Counting What a difference a century, or almost, makes. 99 years ago, on 5 April 1917, the BC Legislature passed a woman suffrage bill. Suffragists had high hopes.  And in 2016, BC...


April 5, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC MUSEUMS & GALLERIES: Anthony Shelton

by Anthony Shelton, Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. With continuing uncertainty over the future of Metro Vancouver’s art galleries and museums – the recent...


March 31, 2016 | BC Museums & Galleries

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BC VOICES: Barry Gough

Testaments to Youth: Schools and Empires of the Dead by Barry Gough, Victoria, BC Recently I read Empires of the Dead, by David Crane, all about Fabian Ware, the person who developed what became The...


March 29, 2016 | BC Places and Voices