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BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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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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

BC Museums & Galleries

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Museums & Galleries

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

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