The fall 2020 issue of British Columbia History magazine will be the last one edited by longtime editor Andrea Lister. Recently, she announced her resignation from the publication, after ten years of working at the helm of the magazine —corresponding and working with authors, rounding up archival images, editing, writing, and meeting tight deadlines.
The British Columbia Historical Federation sincerely thanks Andrea for her excellent work, long service and dedication towards showcasing stories from across the province. Andrea initiated and led the magazine’s transition to digital platforms, improving access for schools and universities. She facilitated the transfer of the magazine’s back issues to the open collections at the University of British Columbia. And, she worked hard to bring diverse and untold stories of BC’s history to a wide readership.
“I have been editor for exactly 10 years as of the Summer 2020 issue, 53.2, of British Columbia History and the experience with the British Columbia Historical Federation has been incredible. I have enjoyed working with such a unique group of people, and will miss the BCHF team and working with the authors.”
We wish Andrea all the best in her future endeavours. We aim to stay connected and we look forward to her participation at future BCHF conferences —nearly all of which she’s attended (and volunteered or worked at) with her family in recent years.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the winter issue of British Columbia Magazine, including news of a special guest editor. We are currently exploring options for contracting a new editorial team, at the same time reimagining the future direction of the publication.