During CHESS 2013 on Vancouver Island, we enjoyed three days PACKED with awesome field excursions, fascinating lectures, delicious food, and great conversations.
Educational Pursuits of Saturday
On Saturday morning, Richard Mackie talked about “Trees and Stumps, Voice and Place: Writing Island History that Travels.” His talk was very encouraging for those interested in having their work more widely read!
Saturday afternoon, Uta Hinrichs, Bea Alex, Jim Clifford, and The Colin Coates taught us about “Mining Big Data.” They offered some great insight into how maps, digitized archives, and statistics can help researchers in a variety of fields to access and interpret large quantities of data.
That evening, our group had dinner at the delicious Gateway to India.
We all piled into the bus with our luggage for a lovely drive through Ladysmith, with Graeme Wynn narrating our tour.
We had lunch at the Pioneer House Restaurant at Whippletree Junction. It was a cross between Cracker Barrel and a taco restaurant, but very good none the less.
In Victoria, we had a tour of the Uplands neighborhood with Larry McCann.
Then I took the Victoria Clipper back to Seattle. We encountered some debris, but otherwise it was a beautiful evening of watching the sun set and buying duty free booze on a boat.
Links to more Suggested Readings for those following along at home…
Roger Hayter and Trevor Barnes, “The Restructuring of British Columbia’s Coastal Forest Sector. Flexibility Perspectives,” BC Studies 113 (Spring 19997) 7-34.
Suggested Viewing for those Interested in Salmon: