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.
A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty
Lock, Stock, and Icebergs recounts the events, pressures, and behind-the-scenes negotiations that shaped Canada’s legal claim to the Northwest Passage and the waters of the Arctic Archipelago.
2017, Winner - John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize, Dafoe Foundation
Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950
In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.
2017, Winner - CLSA Book Prize, Canadian Law and Society Association
Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada
The Iconic North explores how the “modern” South crafted cultural images of a “primitive” North that reflected its own preconceived notions and social, political, and economic interests.
2018, Winner - CLIO Prize for The North, Canadian Historical Association
Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control
An eye-opening look at how political parties and the government use branding strategies and the implications that this has for Canadian democracy.
2017, Winner - Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Atlantic Book Awards
2017, Winner - The Donner Prize
How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets in
A renowned sociologist gains unprecedented access to Canadian immigration offices and reveals how visa officers determine who gets into Canada – and who stays out.
2016, Winner - John Porter Award, Canadian Sociological Association
The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-80
This lavishly illustrated book will stand as the definitive history of Toronto postwar planning and of the impact that planning has had on the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.
2016, Winner - Fred Landon Award, Ontario Historical Society
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