James Wood

Dr. James Wood

Professor, Department of History

Office: Salmon Arm Campus, SA 120
Telephone: (250) 832-2126, ext. 8228

Jim Wood

University Degrees

B.A. (Hon.), Wilfrid Laurier University
M.A., University of New Brunwick
Ph.D., Tri-University Doctoral Program (Waterloo-Laurier-Guelph)

Courses Taught at Okanagan College

  • History of Canada
  • Aboriginal-Settler Relations

Fields of interest

  • Canadian History
  • 20th Century World History
  • US-Canadian Relations
  • European Diplomatic History
  • War in the Modern World


Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010. Book Details at UBC Press

We Move Only Forward: Canada, the United States, and the First Special Service Force, 1942-44. St. Catharines, ON: Vanwell Publishing, 2006.

“The Good Neighbours and their Undefended Fence: US-Canadian Cross-Border Military Excursions before the First World War.” Forthcoming in American Review of Canadian Studies 43, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 49-69.

“The Amateur Military Traditions of Victorian Canada.” In Citizen Soldiers and Empire: The Amateur Military Tradition in the British Empire, 1837-1902, 79-100, edited by Professor Ian F.W. Beckett. Warfare, Society, and Culture Series. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012.

"Social Club or Martial Pursuit? The British Columbia Militia Before the First World War.” BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly no. 173 (Spring 2012): 37-64.

“A Sharp Tool Blunted: The First Special Service Force in the Breakout from Anzio.” In Canada in the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp, 239-267, edited by Geoffrey Hayes, Mike Bechthold, and Matt Symes (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2012).