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UBC Press Picks: Vancouver Bird Week 2019

Posted: May 14, 2019
A little bird told us that it's Vancouver Bird Week (May 11-17). And since we're as proud as a peacock over our ornithology list, we're taking the opportunity to bring back our UBC Press Picks list of bird books. Though these aren't specific to Vancouver birds, we wanted to give bird-lovers everywhere a bird's eye view of our best bird books! ...more
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UBC Press Picks: Books on Vancouver

Posted: February 19, 2019
Today we're highlighting ten UBC Press books about Vancouver. For a limited time (until Sunday, February 24 to be exact) take 20% off these titles with the coupon code YVRHERITAGE. ...more
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In the Neighbourhood: Five UBC Press Books that Celebrate the Local

Posted: November 13, 2018
This year’s #UPWeek theme, #TurnItUP, asks us to reflect on how university presses amplify voices that might otherwise not be heard. One way university presses help to amplify voices is by publishing local stories. Many UBC Press books are grounded in place and tell stories that might not otherwise be heard by a larger audience. Today we’re highlighting five books that tell local stories and allow regional voices to be heard. ...more
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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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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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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 Picks: Books on Public Memory and Commemoration

Posted: August 24, 2017
Monuments and public art are embedded with meaning, shaping how we understand the past. How do they support or challenge common interpretations of the past – and the present? How might civic art and commemorations claim space for society’s more vulnerable groups? And how do local places – the main street, the city square, the village museum, internment camps, and the rural landscape – becomes spaces that connect memory with identity? ...more
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