Open Access Publications
Select UBC Press publications, including our On Campus series, are available as free, open access downloads:

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Inside the Local Campaign
Constituency Elections in Canada

Edited by Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson

UBC Press, 2022

Inside the Local Campaign pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of constituency-level campaigning during a Canadian federal election.

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The Successful TA
A Practical Approach to Effective Teaching

By Kathy M. Nomme and Carol Pollock

On Campus, 2022

Feel confident stepping into your role as a TA with help from this short, practical guide, which demystifies everything from how to interact with course instructors to giving students feedback on their work.

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From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms
Food, Agriculture, and Change in the Holland Marsh

By Michael Classens

Part of the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot, published with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms reveals how some of teh most profitable farmland in Canada has been shaped, and ultimately imperiled, by liberal notions of progress and nature.

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You @ the U
A Guided Tour through Your First Year of University

By Janet Miller; Foreword by Roy Bear Chief

On Campus, 2021

In this essential guide, university counsellor Janet Miller draws on her wit, wisdom, and decardes of experience to help first-time students – of whatever age – prep for and survive their first year of university.

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It's All Good (Unless It's Not)
Mental Health Tips and Self-Care Strategies for your Undergrad Years

By Nicole Malette

On Campus, 2020

Packed with self-care strategies, quick tips, accounts from students, and fascinating facts, this is an indispensable mental-health guide for anyone on the path to a college or university degree.

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Inside the Campaign
Managing Elections in Canada

Edited by Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson

UBC Press, 2020

An illuminating profile of the work carried out behind the scenes during a Canadian election campaign. The full text and individual chapters are all available PDF downloads.

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How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

Thomas R. Klassen & John A. Dwyer

UBC Press, 2015

This practical, easy-to-read guide shows you how to master the critical skills needed for school, work, and life.

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Canadian Election Analysis 2015
Communication, Strategy, and Democracy

Edited by Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson

UBC Press, 2015

Published just days after the 2015 election, these short pieces cover a wide-variety of interconnected themes, including strategic communication, mediatization, opinion research, electioneering, political management, public policy, polling, and e-politics, and explain how Canadian democracy has been affected. The authors provide authoritative analyses of the campaigns and election outcome to bring readers original ways of understanding the election.

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