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A Transformational Multi-media Indigenous Publication to Explore During Indigenous History Month

Posted: June 22, 2020
After nearly a decade of development, UBC Press is excited to broadly announce the successful launch of RavenSpace, a new and inclusive model of digital publishing in Canada. At its core, RavenSpace centres on collaboration, respects Indigenous protocols, and uses digital tools in creative ways to make Indigenous knowledge accessible and shareable across communities and generations. It is also a place of Indigenous heritage revitalization. ...more

French Canadians and the Irish Question

Posted: June 12, 2020
How was the "Irish Question" connected to the "Québec Question" in early Canadian history? Philip J. Currie explains in his new book "Canada and Ireland: A Political and Diplomatic History." ...more

Indigenous Empowerment through Co-Management: The Inside Story

Posted: June 10, 2020
Behind-the-scenes accounts of movies and plays can be more interesting than the plays and movies themselves. Alas, what follows about my recently published UBC Press book, "Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management," lacks scandal, backstage catfights, high-flying impresarios and stories of outrageous behaviour by famous (or infamous) actors. What it does have, I hope, are interesting insights into how a book like mine came to be. It might even encourage some to read it. ...more

Out of Milk: The Inside Story

Posted: June 10, 2020
Infants experience income-related food insecurity most notably through its effect on infant feeding practices. Infancy, as opposed to other childhood stages, suffers from the highest rate of child poverty in Canada – also a time when poverty has its greatest health impact. We now know that the first 1,000 days from conception to two years is the most crucial time for opti­mizing growth and development. The focus of my new book "Out of Milk: Infant Food Insecurity in a Rich Nation" exposes infant food insecurity as an urgent social justice, health equity and public policy issue that until now, has been largely ignored as a social problem. ...more

Vancouverism: One Year Later

Posted: June 10, 2020
Larry Beasley summarizes his 2019 book, "Vancouverism." ...more

Challenge the Strong Wind: A Cover Story

Posted: June 10, 2020
Author David Webster tells us the story of the excellent, and fitting, cover for "Challenge the Strong Wind." ...more

Moments of Crisis: Thinking about Nation, Religion, and Loss in Québec and Egypt

Posted: June 10, 2020
In May 2013, having just finished my first year as an Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo, I received a grant to spend the summer months exploring archives in Montréal and Québec City as part of the research that would eventually turn into the book Moments of Crisis: Religion and National Identity in Québec. ...more

The Geography of British Columbia: More than a Textbook

Posted: June 10, 2020
"The Geography of British Columbia: People and Landscapes in Transition" was written as a text book mainly for university students, but it is much more than a text book and very readable by anyone interested in the development of British Columbia. ...more

Knowing the Past, Facing the Future: Behind the Scenes

Posted: June 10, 2020
"Coordinating an edited book is tasking! Way more than I thought when I first started out on the idea - try coordinating writers on twelve chapters!" ...more
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