UNBC Students Publish Book On Local History

May 24, 2001 For Immediate Release

University of Northern British Columbia students from Quesnel have published a book on local history and will be officially launching their work next week.
The book is comprised of essays the students wrote for their fourth-year UNBC History class about the history of women in Canada. To earn credits for the course, each student was required to conduct interviews with Quesnel women and use them as the basis for writing a major research paper. The book is entitled Expanding Boundaries: Historical Essays on Northern Rural Women in BC and includes the writings of seven students.
The Quesnel Museum will be hosting a book launch and reception for Expanding Boundaries on May 30th at 7pm, at which time the students will give a brief reading, formally donate their interview tapes and transcripts, and offer their books for sale. The cost is $15 per book.
"This book is the latest realization of a growing partnership between the University's History program and the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives. We're both dedicated to the preservation and documentation of northern BC's history," says UNBC History professor Theresa Healy. "Last year, two of our students completed an internship at the Museum, compiling and collating information for a new Downtown Historical Walking Tour booklet. This year, the book and oral history tapes will be a good addition to the Museum's research library."
This fall, UNBC courses in Quesnel are expected to include offerings in Anthropology, Chemistry, English, First Nations Studies, History, Math, and Political Science. For more information, contact the Quesnel regional campus at 991-7540.

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