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Reading Photographs

Every picture tells a story, but whose story? How can a single picture tell us a story about what happened long ago? To answer these questions historians have developed some thoughtful ways to read photographs.

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Acknowledging Past Wrongs

Look into documents and artifacts from the Royal BC Museum and Archives to uncover how the Chinese Canadian community was treated in BC’s past.

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Early Chinese Canadian Experiences in British Columbia

Did you know that there has been a connection between China and BC for over 225 years? Explore the Royal BC Museum and Archives and use our collections to find out more about early Chinese Canadian history.

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Women of Science

Recent issues in the news have brought to light some negative attitudes towards women in science. I have assembled this playlist to encourage and support women and girls to pursue their interest in science. As you can see in these examples, women have a lot to offer the world of science - and have been doing so for a long time.

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Continuity and Change in B.C.'s Natural History

In the process of studying events in history, it is tempting to view them as disconnected or isolated. In reality continuity and patterns of change flow through all of history - the natural history of this province is no exception. It is important to think critically about B.C.'s past and present, so that we can create a better future!

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Our Stories

Spiders of British Columbia

E-Fauna BC’s Spiders of British Columbia is authored by Royal BC Museum research associate Dr Robb Bennett. This Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia is an excellent resource to find out more about spider life in this province. Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2015. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [www.efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, August 18, 2015.

Dr. Robb Bennett

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Chinese Legacy in BC

Dr. Tzu-I Chung explores how gold seekers from many parts of Europe, the Americas and Asia followed the gold trail around the world. The gold rush brought the first major settlement of Chinese people to Canada, and what would later become known as British Columbia.

Dr. Tzu-I Chung

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Mysteries of the Ediacaran Period

Paleontology Collections Manager, Marji Johns writes about early life on Earth.

Marji Johns

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