Margaret Ormsby Prize for the Best Essay in British Columbia History


Administered by the Society for the Promotion of British Columbia History, there are four awards presented every year for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of BC history. One award is made to each of the provincial university colleges: Malaspina University-College, University College of the Cariboo, University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, and Okanagan University College. The awards are named for Dr. Margaret A. Ormsby the author of British Columbia: A History, the first modern attempt to explain the development of British Columbia to British Columbians. There is a cash award.

Sponsor/Organisme responsable:
The Society for the Promotion of British Columbia History
Address/Adresse: Endowment Fund for the Promotion of British Columbia History
c/o The Vancouver Foundation
Suite 1200
555 West Hastings Street
Box 12132, Harbour Centre
Vancouver, BC
V6B 4N6

Phone/Téléphone: 604-688-2204
Fax/Télécopieur: 604-688-4170
Jurisdiction/Champ d’application:
British Columbia/Colombie-Britannique

Genre/Genre: Essay/Essai,

Year/Année Author/Auteur Winning work/Oeuvre primée
1997 Jessica Pauls Emily Carr
1997 George Richard Price Ellison
1997 Carol Grant Powell The Horne Family Portrait
1998 Teresa Hampel A Land of Freedom and Humanity?
1998 Carol Baird Sandbags and Rubber Boots
1998 Dorothy Barenscott The Ethnography of George Hunt
1999 Charlene Smith ?
1999 Erin Ashbee A Discussion of the Changes in British Columbia's Funeral Culture at the Turn of the Century
1999 Stan Wiebe Dispossession of the Sumas Lands
2000 Leanne Dyck Goal Symbiosis
2000 Anne Doré Good Neighbours
2000 Jean Foote The Honourable Thomas Humphreys
2000 Wendy Robertson You Start the Work, and I'll Fill in the Blanks

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