About UBC Press

UBC Press produces books integral to Canada’s cultural, political, and social fabric and is widely touted as the country’s pre-eminent social science publisher. Established in 1971 and now offering 900 titles in print and 65 to 70 new works per year, the Press publishes sophisticated and transformative works by authors whose thought and research pushes the boundaries of scholarly discourse and makes a vital contribution to the democratic exchange of ideas. These skillfully edited and beautifully produced books are for readers with an interest in subjects that include: Canadian history, political science, the environment, Indigenous history and current issues, legal trends, social policy, sexuality studies, education, natural resources, communications, labour studies, historical geography, health policy, food studies, immigration, multiculturalism, and transnationalism.  Located along the Pacific rim, UBC Press’s editorial scope also encompasses works that document and explore Asian history and contemporary society.

All works published under the UBC Press imprint must first be approved by the UBC Press Publications Board, its members comprising senior faculty appointed by the University of British Columbia. In addition to the main imprint, UBC Press has four additional imprints dedicated to publishing informed and engaging books about the politics, contemporary society, and natural environment in Canada.

The Press offers distribution services to selected foreign publishers. For more information on our distribution services in Canada, please contact Valerie Nair. You can browse a list of the publishers we distribute in Canada and throughout the world here.

UBC Press is a member of the Association of Canadian University Presses/Association Des Presses Universitaires Canadiennes, the Association of American University Presses, the Association of Canadian Publishers, the International Federation of Scholarly Publishers, and the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia.

UBC Press reports to the UBC Vice President Research and Innovation.

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