UBC Press is proud to publish outstanding scholarly works by some of the world’s preeminent scholars. We congratulate our authors and volume editors who have been recognized with awards and citations.
Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes
The first history of black slavery in the Maritimes, North to Bondage is a startling corrective to the enduring myth of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.
2016, Commended - The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2016
Human Rights and Law in China
Legal expert Sarah Biddulph uses case studies to examine the multiple and shifting ways in which the Chinese government’s efforts to maintain social and political stability impact on the legal definition and implementation of human rights in China.
2016, Short-listed - Canadian Law and Society Book Prize, Canadian Law and Society Association
2016, Winner - Clio-North Prize, Canadian Historical Association
A History of British Columbia’s Social Policy
As a deeply researched history, Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma reveals how, for over 100 years, a persistent political uneasiness with the role of mothers in the workforce has contributed to the lack of affordable, quality child care services in British Columbia.
2016, Short-listed - Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia, University of British Columbia Library
2016, Winner - Clio BC, Canadian Historical Association
A Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour
This engaging history brings to life the personalities and power struggles that shaped how Hamiltonians used their harbour and, in the process, invites readers to consider how moral and political choices being made about the natural world today will shape the cities of tomorrow.
2017, Winner - CLIO Prize for Ontario, Canadian Historical Association
Alternative Service Delivery and the Myth of Water Utility Independence
Municipalities face important water supply challenges. One response has been to render utilities independent from municipal government through alternative service delivery. Both water management and municipal governance must be strengthened to meet contemporary water supply needs.
2017, Winner - Book, Jacket, & Journal Show: Jackets & Covers, AAUP
A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty
Lock, Stock, and Icebergs recounts the events, pressures, and behind-the-scenes negotiations that shaped Canada’s legal claim to the Northwest Passage and the waters of the Arctic Archipelago.
2017, Winner - John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize, Dafoe Foundation
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