Conference 2017


Friday October 20, 2017

Vancouver Technical Secondary

Our Conference Theme this year is

Making History: Perspectives on Historical Thinking in the Revised Social Studies Curriculum


 Workshop Proposals, Exhibitors and Sponsors: Apply HERE

The BCSSTA is proud to announce our Keynote  speakers as

Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer is an historian and independent journalist, has published several books and has had his articles widely syndicated for many years.



Fabio López Lázaro

Fabio López Lázaro is an associate professor at the University of Hawaii. Since 2013 he has been the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of World History and Director of the University’s Centre for Research in World History. Prof. López Lázaro’s research investigates archival evidence for the medieval and early modern maritime, commercial, and imperial connections between the Mediterranean, northern Europe, and the world. The focus of his most recent book and articles has been the analysis of how the close relationships between seventeenth-century capitalists, empire-builders, and maritime predators (“pirates” and “privateers”) were instrumental to the creation of the world’s network of modern states and corporations.






Mark Leier

Mark Leier is an award winning Labour Historian at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include: the history of anarchism, labour, and contemporary issues. He has written on the IWW, labour bureaucracy, a labour spy, and the anarchist Michael Bakunin to study popular movements and ideas on the left.

Roxanne Panchasi

Roxanna Panchasi is an award-winning associate professor of History at Simon Fraser University. Her areas of interest cover a wide range of cultural objects and moments from the French past. Her early research included subjects as diverse as the emergent science of handwriting analysis in nineteenth-century France and the “uncanny” rehabilitation of wounded soldiers during and after World War I. She teaches a range of subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses on modern Europe, modern France, and historical methods. She also regularly teaches in the Honours program in History.


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Here’s the Schedule for the Day – check out the Panel Discussion!

8:00 – 8:45am Registration & Package Pick up Exhibitor Hall and Registration Desks
8:45 – 9:00am Opening Statements & Introduction of Executive Main Auditorium
9:00 –   10:30 Mark Leier, Roxanne Panchasi, Fabio Lopez-Lazaro, Gwynne Dyer Keynotes & Panel Main Auditorium
10:45 – 12:00 Q&A with Keynotes


Morning Workshops

Main Auditorium



12:00-1:15 Book signing & LUNCH

AGM in staff cafeteria

Cafeteria, Staff Cafeteria (AGM) and Exhibitor Hall
1:15-2:30 Afternoon Workshops Classrooms


2:30 – 2:45pm Closing and Prize Draw Main Auditorium
Après Social

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