UBC Press is proud to publish outstanding scholarly works by some of the world’s preeminent scholars. We congratulate our authors and volume editors who have been recognized with awards and citations.
Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy
The Good Fight is the insightful and entertaining biography of arguably the most important francophone diplomat and civil servant in Canadian history.
2020, Winner - J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation
A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference
A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.
2020, Short-listed - Bisexual Nonfiction, Lambda Literary Awards
Crafted from memories, legends, and art, this powerful memoir tells the uplifting story of an Indigenous man’s struggle to reconnect with his culture and walk in the footsteps of his father and the generations of Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artists that came before him.
2020, Short-listed - Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, The Writers' Trust of Canada
A Small Power on a Large Stage
This is the definitive history of the Canadian experience, both its successes and failures, on the world’s largest stage – the United Nations Security Council.
2020, Short-listed - J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation
2020, Short-listed - Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, The Writers' Trust of Canada
Charting Colonial Trajectories
Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional historical accounts to consider the national and transnational colonial dimensions of the Komagata Maru incident.
2020, Commended - Best Edited Collection, Canadian Studies Network
James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit (1864–1922), an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and Indian rights activist whose thoughtful scholarship and tireless organizing have been largely ignored.
2020, Short-listed - Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize, UBC Library
2020, Winner - Best Book in Canadian Studies, The Canadian Studies Network
2020, Short-listed - Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History, Canadian Historical Association
2020, Winner - Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2020, Winner - Clio BC, Canadian Historical Association
2020, Winner - Labrecque-Lee Book Award, Canadian Anthropology Society
2020, Short-listed - Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing, BC Historical Federation
2020, Short-listed - Roderick Haig-Brown Award, BC and Yukon Book Prizes
2020, Short-listed - Ryga Award for Best Book on Social Justice Awareness in Literature, The George Ryga Society
2020, Commended - The Wilson Book Prize, McMaster University
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