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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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The Call of the World

A Political Memoir

In this fiercely intelligent memoir, Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey through a period of upheaval in global and domestic politics, arguing that global institutions based on international law offer the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.

  • Publication year: 2016
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Engagement Organizing

The Old Art and New Science of Winning Campaigns

At a time of heightened concern about what our future holds and how we can shape it, Engagement Organizing shows how combining old-school people power with new digital tools and data can win campaigns today.

  • Publication year: 2017
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Am I Safe Here?

LGBTQ Teens and Bullying in Schools

Am I Safe Here? treats LGBTQ students as the experts in their own schools, revealing that, to achieve safety and equity, nothing less than a total culture change is needed.

  • Publication year: 2017
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Breaching the Peace

The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro

By Sarah Cox; Foreword by Alex Neve

Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox recounts the prolonged battle, led by farmers and First Nations, to stop the cripplingly expensive and environmentally irresponsible Site C dam.

  • Publication year: 2019
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The Nature of Canada

These captivating reflections on the history of our environment and ourselves will make you think differently not only about Canada’s past but also about our future.

  • Publication year: 2019
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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.

  • Publication year: 2019
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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.

  • Publication year: 2019
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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.

  • Publication year: 2019
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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.

  • Publication year: 2021
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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.

  • Publication year: 2022
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