The University of British Columbia Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. With an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship, our books draw on and reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, health and food studies, geography, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.
Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada
This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.
Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada
Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the vibrant tradition of disability activism in Canada, challenging perceptions of disability and the politics that surround it.
Inmates and Correctional Officers on the State of Canadian Prisons
Based on candid conversations with inmates and correctional officers in federal and provincial prisons, Behind the Walls offers an up-to-date and balanced account of the corrections landscape in Canada.
In the face of growing anxiety about the environmental sustainability of the world, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments.
Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley
Everyday Exposure documents the adverse health effects experienced by Aamjiwnaang citizens in the heart of Canada’s Chemical Valley and argues for a transformative and experiential “sensing policy” approach that takes the voices and experiences of Indigenous citizens seriously.
Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation
A comprehensive guide to understanding the crucial role estuaries play in the salmonid life cycle and what can be done to conserve – and recover – this important fish habitat.
Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past delves into diverse representations of Canadian peacekeeping, including National Film Board documentaries, political rhetoric, and high school textbooks to show how peacekeeping became a symbol of Canadian national identity in both French and English Canada.
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