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UBC Press is located on the sea-swept promontory of Point Grey, Vancouver – and our promise is to publish sharp, authoritative, and thought-provoking works of non-fiction under our trade imprint, On Point Press.

On Point Press will introduce a broad audience of readers to current thinking and new ideas about history, politics, Indigenous studies, the environment, and the natural world, areas that have long reflected UBC Press's stellar publishing reputation in the scholarly realm. On Point books will be intelligent and engaging, they will provoke discussion and reaction, they will enlighten and amuse. And they will set the bar for cutting-edge, quality non-fiction publishing in Canada.

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Clara at the Door with a Revolver

The Scandalous Black Suspect, the Exemplary White Son, and the Murder That Shocked Toronto

Gender, race, and politics in late-nineteenth-century Toronto swirl around this riveting true story of the murder of Frank Westwood and the controversial acquittal of the main suspect, Clara Ford – a cross-dressing Black single mother.

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Making History

Visual Arts and Blackness in Canada

Making History is an unprecedented reflection on the positioning of Black history and art within the Canadian cultural landscape.

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Our Long Struggle for Home

The Ipperwash Story

By Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig

In this disquieting story of broken promises and thwarted justice, the Anishinaabe of Stoney Point tell of the long struggle to reclaim their ancestral homeland, both before and after the Ipperwash crisis.

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In the Name of Wild

One Family, Five Years, Ten Countries, and a New Vision of Wildness

In the Name of Wild takes you on the five-year journey one family made across five continents to re-imagine the meaning of wildness.

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The Birds of Vancouver Island’s West Coast

A detailed account of the 360 species of birds recorded on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island and its offshore waters.

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Front-Wave Boomers

Growing (Very) Old, Staying Connected, and Reimagining Aging

Gillian Ranson weaves front-wave boomers’ stories of life and aging before and during the pandemic into a powerful account of how to make growing old more humane, for this generation and for everyone.

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Governing Canada

A Guide to the Tradecraft of Politics

Michael Wernick, a career public servant with decades of experience in the highest government offices, shares tips, insider knowledge, and essential advice in this first-ever practical handbook on what it takes to govern Canada.

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Bootstraps Need Boots

One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada

In this deeply personal memoir, Hugh Segal looks back on a life that took him from childhood poverty to the heights of Canadian politics and how these early experiences shaped his life-long advocacy for the poor.

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The Way Home

Crafted from memories, legends, and art, this powerful memoir tells the uplifting story of an Indigenous man’s struggle to reconnect with his culture and walk in the footsteps of his father and the generations of Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artists that came before him.

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Vancouverism

This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and vibrancy.

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