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It's All in the Design: The Design behind "It's All Good (Unless It's Not)"

Posted: November 10, 2020
We chat with Gerilee McBride, our Catalogues and Advertising Manager, to find out what went into the design of "It's All Good (Unless It's Not)" ...more

“A Vexatious Problem”: Veterans, Military Surplus, and the Politics of Munitions Disposal

Posted: November 2, 2020
During the Second World War, Canadian factories produced an astonishing amount of munitions and supplies. When victory was won, the Canadian state encountered a logistical crisis: how was it going to dispose of all its surplus munitions and supplies? ...more

UBC Press Picks: 2020 BC Election

Posted: October 5, 2020
On October 24, British Columbians will head to the polls. Take a peek below at our election selections! ...more
Posted in UBC Press Picks

Not-So-Back-To-School: Returning to University and College During COVID-19

Posted: September 4, 2020
"But, this school year looks a bit weird." Nicole Malette, author of It's All Good (Unless It's Not) chats about what it's like to return to university during these strange times. ...more
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Planning on the Edge in the Middle of a Pandemic

Posted: August 7, 2020
We are living in a time of great uncertainty. Economic and social inequalities have been exposed and magnified by the COVID-19 global pandemic coupled with the ongoing impacts of climate change. We are in crisis mode as households, organizations and communities’ grapple with the complexities of a new reality. What will the future look like and how can we shape it to be more sustainable and equitable? ...more
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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
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