The Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique will hold its 5th Biennial Conference on the history of Francophones in B.C. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9am-5pm, at UBC Robson Square, in Vancouver. Admission is free and open to all.  Room C 485

A very diverse program will be presented, from 18th century French explorers along the B.C. coast, to the evolution of the various Francophone communities in Surrey; from the Francophone nuns teaching interned Japanese youths in the B.C. interior during the Second World War, to the history of the legal battles of Francophone parents in B.C. And more yet! Some presentations will be in French, and others, in English.

The day ends with a launch of the most recent publication by professor Jean Barman, Abenaki Daring: The Life and Writings of Noel Annance, 1792-1869, For more information, see:

In collaboration with the Centre de la francophonie de UBC, UBC’s History Department and SFU.




The Centre de la Francophonie de UBC is a joint venture of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies in the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education, and UBC Extended Learning. The Centre encourages cross-cultural dialogue, the promotion of the French language on campus and in the community and of Francophone cultures in Canada and around the world.