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Catalogues Revisited: A Q&A with Alexa Love

Posted: February 2, 2018
UBC Press's newest catalogue, Spring 2018, marked a big change in the way UBC Press does catalogues. In the past, we had two catalogues: a trade catalogue (for general-interest, trade bookstores) and a scholarly (for our main, academic audience). Alexa Love, Catalogues and Advertising Manager, was tasked with redesigning the UBC Press catalogues--doing away with the print trade catalogue and designing one single catalogue for all UBC Press and distributed titles. Curious about the redesign, I asked Alexa about her process. ...more
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Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

Posted: January 30, 2018 6:00PM - January 30, 2018 8:00PM
Location: Halifax Public Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
The Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University is hosting a book launch for "Health Advocacy Inc." Join the author for a reading, discussion, book signing, and light refreshments. In "Health Advocacy Inc.", TRRU member Sharon Batt examines how pharmaceutical industry funding has come to shape the activities of breast cancer patents' advocacy groups. ...more

Author Talk: Patrick Dennis - Reluctant Warriors

Posted: January 24, 2018 1:30PM - January 24, 2018 2:30PM
Location: Friends of the Canadian War Museum, CWM, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa ON
“What stubborn-hearted virtues they disguised!” Canadian Conscripts at War – 1918: This talk will provide an overview of the principal events leading up to this historic and controversial legislation, followed by a brief examination of the vital contribution made by conscripts during the Hundred Days. The subject has long been obscured by myth and by inaccurate or incomplete history. Many of these myths will be directly addressed in this presentation. ...more

UBC Press Picks: Books about Birds

Posted: January 5, 2018
Is a bird in the hand better than two in the bush? We think so. In honor of #NationalBirdDay in the US, here are some fantastic UBC Press books for birders. ...more

Author Reading: A Queer Love Story

Posted: December 16, 2017 4:00PM - December 16, 2017 6:00PM
Location: University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Marilyn Schuster, professor emerita in the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College, will present a reading of her new book, A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout. ...more

Book Launch: The De-Industrialized World

Posted: December 11, 2017 4:30PM - December 11, 2017 6:30PM
Location: Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde
UBC Press, the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, are hosting a launch to celebrate the publication of The Industrialized World: Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places, edited by Steven High, Lachlan MacKinnon, and Andrew Perchard. ...more
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