February 02, 2017
In the call for papers for BC Studies 2017 we asked for “papers that explore relationships and tensions between the settled and the unsettled in British Columbia’s past, present, and future.” As...
January 06, 2017
by Angie Bain, Lower Nicola Indian Band
My latest archival journey began with a simple question: Can I get a colour version of the maps? I did not anticipate where this question would lead. I...
November 22, 2016
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...
November 15, 2016
“Men Want to Hog Everything”
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...
October 26, 2016
1: Campers paddle up the Koeye River in a gilwa hoping to do some bear watching in the estuary.
2: Whale watching aboard the Raincoast research vessel the 'Achiever'.
3: Campers get ready to...
October 22, 2016
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...
October 13, 2016
Call for Papers: Member-organized panel at ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)
Organizers: Christina Turner (University of Toronto) and Evangeline...
October 06, 2016
by Diana Chan
Photo: Ian McAllister
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...
October 02, 2016
Image 1 - 2: Trilobite Fossils on Mt. Stephen , near Field, BC
Image 3: The Burgess Shale with Field in the valley below
Field, BC & The Burgess Shale
By Alex Lausanne
Nestled in the Rocky...
September 22, 2016
Image 1: A wedge about to be removed from a fire-scarred western redcedar tree. Tree rings are used to reconstruct drought years and fire events (Photo: Kira Hoffman). Image 2: The forests of Hecate...