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Vancouver

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Theatre.

Canada's third-largest city, founded in 1886 as the terminus of the first national railway. Its many theatrical venues include three city-owned theatres: the 2,900-seat Queen Elizabeth...

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Vancouver

Michael Egan.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1592 words.

Perched on the western coast of North America and the eastern edge of the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan

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Vancouver

Robert A. J. McDonald.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 751 words.

Located on a mainland peninsula in the southwest corner of British Columbia, Vancouver was incorporated in 1886 and quickly

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Vancouver

Richard W. Unger.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 390 words.

The first cargo shipped overseas from the settlement around the sawmills of what later became Vancouver was lumber destined for

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Vancouver

in Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 121 words.

A port in south-west Canada, the largest city in British Columbia, situated on the mainland opposite Vancouver Island. The region

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Vancouver

R. Windsor Liscombe.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 1213 words.

Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. It is situated to the east of Vancouver Island and linked by the Strait of Georgia to the Pacific Ocean. The third largest city in...

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Vancouver

Max Wyman.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1137 words.

City in British Columbia, Canada. Its musical life expanded rapidly after its incorporation in 1886; within a decade it had two opera houses, a number of choral groups, opera and music...

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Vancouver, George

Steven E. Kagle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 784 words.

Vancouver, George (22 June 1757–12 May 1798), explorer and naval officer, was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, the son of John Jasper Vancouver, deputy collector of customs, and...

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Vancouver (opera)

Elizabeth Forbes.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 229 words.

City in Canada. The Vancouver Opera House opened in 1891 with the Emma Juch Opera Company (from the USA) performing Lohengrin. In 1906 Henry Savage’s troupe gave Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, null...

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George Vancouver

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

(1757–98),

English navigator and explorer. He began his career in the Royal Navy as a midshipman when he served under Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages. He...

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Vancouver (Canada, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 79 words.

1. Canada (British Columbia): settled as Granville in 1867, it was renamed in 1886 after Vancouver Island, first discovered

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Vancouver (Canada, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 79 words.

1. Canada (British Columbia): settled as Granville in 1867, it was renamed in 1886 after Vancouver Island, first discovered

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Vancouver (Canada, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 79 words.

1. Canada (British Columbia): settled as Granville in 1867, it was renamed in 1886 after Vancouver Island, first discovered by ...

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Vancouver as Prototype

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 7806 words.

Chapter 1 discusses Vancouver as a prototype of a modern city and a display case for an intractable addition problem that is still spreading throughout the world.

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Vancouver Stock Exchange (Canada)

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 64 words.

Stock Exchange Tower, PO Box 10333, 609 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1H1 (tel. 1 604 689 3334; fax 1

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Vancouver citation system

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A referencing system which uses a number series to indicate references. Bibliographies list these in numerical order as they appear in the text. Vancouver style is so named as it is based...

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Vancouver Stock Exchange

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(VSE) (Canada).

Stock Exchange Tower, PO Box 10333, 609 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1H1 (tel. 1 604 689 3334; fax 1 604 688 6051). Established in 1907. One of ...

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From Chandigarh to Vancouver

NICOLA MOONEY.

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema

February 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7320 words.

This chapter sheds light on the production of a transnational Punjabi rusticity through the Punjabi film that criss-crosses between villages in Punjab and diasporic Punjabi settlements in...

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Vancouver, Canada (2006)

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 1806 words.

Vancouver, British Columbia, is a Pacific Rim metropolis that has gained many economic advantages from being the terminal station of the Canadian Pacific Railway and a major...

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Piper, Charles Vancouver

John H. Perkins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 1158 words.

Piper, Charles Vancouver (16 June 1867–11 February 1926), botanist and agricultural scientist, was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Andrew William Piper, a baker, and...

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Vancouver

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Theatre.

Canada's third-largest city, founded in 1886 as the terminus of the first national railway. Its many theatrical venues include three city-owned theatres: the 2,900-seat Queen Elizabeth...

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