Conference focuses on Scots' role in B.C.

Sep 05, 2002, vol. 25, no. 1

Document Tools

Print This Article

E-mail This Page

Font Size
S      M      L      XL

Related Stories

Scholars at Simon Fraser University hope their third annual conference will alleviate the dearth of research on how Scottish immigrants shaped B.C. and how their experiences here molded their cultural identity.

“Scots are reputed to have played a huge role in Vancouver and elsewhere in the province during the early part of the 20th century, particularly in labour, education and business. Yet, hardly anyone is studying Scots in B.C.,” laments SFU historian Jack Little.

The expert on highland immigration to Quebec chairs this year's conference, Scots Heritage in British Columbia and the West, hosted by SFU's centre for Scottish studies, Sept. 12-14 at the Harbour Centre campus.

The conference will bring town and gown together to present papers on the impact of Scots in the Pacific Northwest and the Prairies.

Search SFU News Online