Margaret Ormsby occupies a unique position as British Columbia's historian of record. Author of British Columbia: A History, she served as Professor of History at the University of British Columbia for more than 30 years, as Chair of the Department for a decade, and as President of both the Canadian and British Columbia Historical Associations.

The Margaret Ormsby Doctoral Scholarship in British Columbia History will be awarded annually to a promising scholar commencing a doctorate in any aspect of British Columbia history including: the histories of aboriginal people, immigrants and women; art history, historical geography, historical sociology; and the history of education.

The scholarships will be awarded to Canadians at any university. And, to encourage a broader understanding of our history, the Margaret Ormsby Prize for the Best Essay in British Columbia History will be available to students at the university colleges in Kamloops, Kelowna, Abbotsford/Chilliwack and Nanaimo. We are pleased to announce the 2002 recipients of the second annual Ormsby prizes for essays. Click here for more information.

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