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.
Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s
By analyzing how the Girl Guide movement sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s, this book reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls.
2019, Short-listed - 2019 Ferguson Prize, Canadian Historical Association
2018, Winner - Founder's Prize for Best English-language Book, Canadian History of Education Association
2017, Winner - Wilson Book Prize, The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University
Going beyond jurisprudential legacy to provide rich sociocultural context, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé is an exploration of the controversial and historically transformative career of the first Quebec woman on Canada’s Supreme Court.
2019, Short-listed - Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2018, Short-listed - City of Ottawa Book Award
2018, Winner - CLSA Book Prize, Canadian Law and Society Association
Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001–14
The Politics of War analyzes the impact of political elites, Parliament, and public opinion on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to demonstrate how much of Canada’s involvement was shaped by the vagaries of domestic politics.
2019, Short-listed - CPSA Prize in International Relations, Canadian Political Science Association
An Analytic History
In this long-awaited book, Richard Johnston combines an arsenal of recently developed analytic tools with a deep understanding of history to makes sense of the Canadian party system.
2018, Short-listed - 2018, Shortlisted - The Donald Smiley Prize, Canadian Political Science Association
2019, Winner - 2019, Winner - Lipset Prize, American Politics Association
Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood
This vibrant biography of Griffintown, an inner-city Irish Catholic neighbourhood in Montreal, brings to life the history of Irish identity and collective memory in this legendary enclave.
2018, Winner - CLIO Prize for Quebec, Canadian Historical Association
Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape
By offering behind-the-scenery glimpses of how boosters and builders modified the BC landscape and shaped what drivers and tourists could view from the comfort of their vehicles, this book confounds the idea of “freedom of the road.”
2017, Winner - Lieutenant Governor’s Medal, Historical Writing Awards, BC Historical Foundation
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