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UBC Press Picks: Canadian Immigration Policy

Posted: June 20, 2018
With World Refugee Day and the events surrounding US President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, immigration has been in the news. But what does immigration policy look like in Canada? The following books shed light on some of the issues surrounding Canadian immigration policy. ...more
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Our Little Free Library: A Q&A with Liz, Steve, and Kerry

Posted: June 15, 2018
Yesterday, the UBC Press offices got a new addition—an adorable Little Free Library fashioned as a mini version of our office building. To learn more about it, I chatted with the group behind the project: Liz Hudson, Steve Young, and Kerry Kilmartin. ...more

UBC Press Picks: 5 books for World Water Day

Posted: March 22, 2018
On March 22, the United Nation’s “World Water Day” initiative asks us to reflect on the importance of water. This year’s theme, “Nature for Water,” explores how nature provides the best solutions to our water challenges. Today we’re highlighting five books that contribute to the dialogue surrounding water governance in Canada and beyond. ...more
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UBC Press Picks: 5 books for International Women's Day

Posted: March 8, 2018
UBC Press celebrates International Women's Day with five books that illuminate the history of women and feminism in Canada. ...more
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UBC Press Picks: Snow Day!

Posted: February 23, 2018
Vancouver is experiencing uncharacteristically high snowfall. What better way to pass the lengthy transit ride than to open up a book that pays tribute to the North? ...more
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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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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
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UBC Press Picks: Books on Volunteering

Posted: December 5, 2017
In honour of International Volunteer Day, we've selected UBC Press books that capture the importance and spirit of volunteering. ...more
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UBC Press: Tweets that Count?

Posted: November 9, 2017
University presses are in the business of communicating important, often verbose and scholarly, information to a sometimes very targeted audience. It’s what we do, it’s what we do well, and it’s what should remain our core mission as a university press. However, this method of communicating is often in opposition to the goal of social media—to relay quick snippets of information and videos of cats doing things. ...more
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