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Contact!Unload: A Call to Action

Posted: June 10, 2020
This important book explores an arts-based therapeutic approach to mental health care, bringing to light the journeys of contemporary military veterans as they adjust to civilian life post-deployment. ...more

Crossing Law's Border: Behind the Scenes

Posted: June 10, 2020
Go behind the scenes with Shauna Labman, author of "Crossing Law's Border." ...more

From Wardship to Rights: Behind the Scenes

Posted: June 10, 2020
Jim Reynolds gives us an insider's look at the landmark case behind "From Wardship to Rights." ...more

Quick Pitch: 5 Books You Can't Miss this Summer

Posted: June 10, 2020
Though we may be missing Congress, we won't be missing these five UBC Press books! ...more

Being Open to the Open-Access Publishing Model

Posted: April 21, 2020
Megan Brand (Production Editor) digs into the open-access model and Alex Marland's new project, "Inside the Campaign.]," soon to be available in print and open-access. ...more

Our Response to COVID-19

Posted: April 7, 2020
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UBC Press Picks: Family Day

Posted: February 3, 2020
UBC Press publishes several books related to families and the concept of "family" in Canada. What is family? What does research say about family in the 21st Century? This Family Day, put family first... and then read a good book. ...more

Honouring a Sister Born with Down Syndrome and Overcoming Survivor's Guilt

Posted: November 7, 2019
Victoria Freeman, writer, theatre artist, educator, and public historian, was four years old when her younger sister Martha, who was born with Down syndrome, was sent away to the now-shuttered Rideau Regional Centre in Smith Falls, ON, an institution for the intellectually disabled. It has taken Victoria decades to unravel the guilt and shame she felt, and to come to terms with her own “difference,” her bisexuality, in a society that sets what is considered “normal.” In her new book A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference Victoria tells her life story with candid honesty. She shares with Kerry Kilmartin, publicist at UBC Press, her reasons for writing the book and the things she discovered along the way. ...more

How to Speak Up and Speak Out: On Jody Wilson-Raybould’s From Where I Stand

Posted: November 5, 2019
This year’s University Press Week theme is “Read. Think. Act.” It sounds straightforward, right? But when I began to think about it, I wasn’t sure what this really meant. Reading and thinking—those ones are obvious, but do the books we publish encourage us to act? ...more

Hugh Segal’s Bootstraps Need Boots

Posted: October 24, 2019
How radical would it be for all Canadians to receive a basic annual income? Hugh Segal’s Bootstraps Need Boots: One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada tells his deeply personal story of why he fights to end poverty in Canada ...more
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