Qualicum conference

Qualicum Conference in Parksville
The annual Qualicum Conference takes place in beautiful Parksville on Vancouver Island.

The 42st Annual Qualicum History Conference


January 27 – 29, 2017 in Parksville, B.C.


Friday Keynote Address:

Dr. Samuel Moyn, Law & History, Harvard University

“Rethinking the History of Social Rights”

Saturday Evening talk:

Dr. Rachel Cleves, University of Victoria

“Good Food, Bad Sex: A Two-Century Tour Through the Linkages between   Gourmet Food and Illicit Sex in the Anglo-American Imagination”


2017 Rates:

Regular Rates UVic Rate (Presenters) UVic Rate (Attending only)
Single 298.41 Single 218.41 Single 178.41
Double 202.44 Double 122.44 Double 82.44
Triple 181.55 Triple 101.55 Triple 61.55
Quad 166.84 Quad 86.84 Quad 46.84

For the past 40 years, the History Department at the University of Victoria has helped organize an annual conference in Parksville called the Qualicum History Conference.  It is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars from across the Pacific Northwest, and a key venue for graduate students to exchange ideas, share original research, and socialize with fellow students and faculty. Open to members of the community as well as the university, "Qualicum" provides many young scholars a first opportunity to present their research in a conference setting among colleagues from other institutions.



Registration form (UVic participants only)

Registration form



Qualicum History Conference on facebook


For more information, contact Heather Waterlander by phone: (250) 721-7384 or by email: histgrad@uvic.ca


The conference is held at the Quality Resort Bayside hotel in Parksville, which you can view here: http://www.qualityresortparksville.com. (Students from UBC, SFU, UVic and UNBC, please ask at your individual institution about help with the costs of attending). We begin our program on Friday evening: after arriving at the hotel, conference attendees attend a plenary keynote talk followed by social activities. Student panels begin on Saturday morning, and, following the banquet dinner, our Saturday evening festivities include an entertaining post-dinner talk and a Qualicum tradition – student-faculty karaoke. Final panels are scheduled on Sunday morning, and conference attendees depart around midday. For a glimpse of what Qualicum is all about, have a look at a sample program and browse the photo album from the 2014 meeting on the conference Facebook page.


With participants from five universities, this promises to be a very exciting conference. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Please contact Dr. Lynne Marks at qualicum@uvic.ca if you have any questions.

Keynote speaker Dr. John Lutz at Qualicum
Keynote speaker Dr. John Lutz at Qualicum
Karaoke at Qualicum
Karaoke is the traditional Saturday night after-dinner activity at Qualicum, and is always a great time!