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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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Museums & Galleries


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

BC Places and Voices

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

BC Places and Voices

PLACES OF BC: Along the Outer West Coast

by Christine Lowther They are all my babies, but each of my books had a different publisher. It’s not that I’m promiscuous, it’s just that my subjects and genres vary. Some of my offspring are...

March 24, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices


When we write a book It has been suggested I write a short reflection on my recent book, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the the Pacific Northwest. When we write...

March 22, 2016 | BC Places and Voices


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

BC Places and Voices

PLACES OF BC: Slocan Postcards

Slocan Postcards Former BC Studies editor and now UBC Professor Emeritus Cole Harris is busy in his “retirement” sending fascinating “postcards” from the beautiful Slocan Valley in British Columbia’s West Kootenay mountains. These come in...

March 17, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices


Think Globally, Act Locally – Principles of Addressing Climate Change Climate change touches all of us in different ways. When I came to the Cariboo Chilcotin in 1973 we had “real” winters. Temperatures would drop...

March 1, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

RECURRENT VOICES: Michael Kluckner

by Michael Kluckner An essay in a recent New York Review of Books, “The World Turned Upside Down” by Adam Kirsch (January 16, 2016 issue), reflected on The Man in the High Castle, a new...

February 25, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: Low Stakes, High Drama

In late June 2013 Graeme Wynn and I had the pleasure of leading an international group of students participating in the Canadian History and Environment Summer School (CHESS), sponsored by NiCHE (Network in Canadian History...

February 12, 2016 | BC Places and Voices


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



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

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


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


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