June 1 – 7 | University of British Columbia, Vancouver
With the theme “Circles of Conversation,” Congress 2019 in Vancouver will emphasize the deep, two-way relationships between the university and the communities it serves: local, provincial, national, and global. Particular attention will be focused on productive scholarly relations with Indigenous communities. For more information, visit the official Congress website.
About our Booth

Located in the Congress Hub, the Book Expo will be housed in The Nest where UBC Press will be showcasing a wide range of titles from us and from the scholarly publishers that we distribute in Canada. Drop by for books at an exclusive Congress discount and access to pre-release paperbacks!

Expo Hours
May 31: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Expo will be open this year on the Friday before Congress officially opens.

June 1-6: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Expo will not be open on the final day of Congress, June 7.

Our acquisitions editors will also be on hand, so do drop by our booth if you would like discuss your current project. Find out more about publishing with us here.

Pre-release Paperbacks
The following pre-release paperbacks will be available exclusively at the UBC Press booth at Congress 2019, June 1-6.

Assembling Unity
At the Bridge
Condo Conquest
Delivering Policy
Doing Politics Differently?
The Empire on the Western Front
Fighting with the Empire
The Empire Strikes Back
Gendered Mediation
Indigenous Peoples and Dementia
Levelling the Lake
Made Modern
Métis Politics and Governance in Canada
Moved by the State
The New NDP
Nothing to Write Home About
Opening the Government of Canada
Political Economy of Resource Regulation
Postsecondary Education in British Columbia
Putting Family First
Reassessing the Rogue Tory
Reluctant Warriors
Resisting Rights
Ruling Out Art
Seeking the Court's Advice
Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS
What's Trending in Canadian Politics

Insider Recommendations for Congress at UBC

Food and Drink

Best tea and a scone: Great Dane

Best coffee and a pastry: Loafe ("They serve Pallet coffee, which I think is the best in the city.") 

Best pizza: Really, there is some great pizza in this city (Nicli, Barberella for family-friendly), but for your on-campus craving, Mercante is your best bet. And they serve a nice egg on English muffin breakfast as well.

Best watering hole: Honestly, get yourself to Main Street or Chinatown or the breweries in East Van, but on campus, The Gallery has the best beer list, and Koerners the best picnic-table patio and fries.

Best get-away-from-the-bustle-lunch: Ideas Lunch and Wine Bar. It looks over a lovely courtyard and has a salad bar!

Best vegan/vegetarian: Virtuous Pie, in Wesbrook Village, which is about a 25 minute walk from central campus.

Best hangover Chinese food: In the basement of the village (not to be confused with Westbrook Village: this one is about a 5 minute walk from the Book Expo on University Blvd.), where you will also find donairs, bubble tea, and other relief.

Best to-go lunch: The Delly in the basement of the Nest. (And they have fantastic pick-your-own topping fresh made sandwiches.)

Best grocery store: Both in the village, H-mart has great Asian snacks and quick lunches, while Granville Island Produce has basic grocery items.

To Do

Best walk: There are a lot of contenders! But Nitobe Memorial Garden is so peaceful. Be sure to also visit the grounds of the Asian Library, which is just next door.

Best destination on campus: Museum of Anthropology. This is a must-visit.

Best patio: For bustling with a view, go to The Gallery, for a more refined experience with food, The Point.

Best view/insta spot: The rose garden.

Best get-away-from-it-all: Wreck beach. And you don't even need your swimsuit!


Monday, June 3

12:00 - 1:30 pm
University of Victoria History Department Celebration of New Books
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197
Wendy Wickwire's At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging will be included in the celebration.

5:30 - 8:00 pm
Canadian Committee on Women's History – Comité canadien de l'histoire des femmes Annual Book Event
Ideas Lunch and Wine Bar, University Centre
Laura Ishiguro, author of Nothing to Write Home About: British Family Correspondance and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia
Peter Gossage and Robert Rutherdale, editors of Making Men, Making History: Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place
Linda Mahood, Thumbing a Ride: Hitchhiking, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada
Tarah Brookfield, author of Our Voices Must Be Heard: Women and the Vote in Ontario

Tuesday, June 4

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Roundtable: Doing Politics Differently? Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories
Location TBD
Chaired by Sylvia Bashevkin, author of Doing Politics Differently? Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories, with Clark Banack (University of Alberta), Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox (Fox Consulting Ltd. / Carleton University), Tracy Summerville (University of Northern British Columbia), and Don Desserud (University of Prince Edward Island)

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Canadian Historical Association and UBC History Department Joint Launch
Meekison Lounge, Buchanan D, Room 130
Tina Loo, author of Moved by the State: Forced Relocation and the Making of a Good Life in Postwar Canada
Laura Ishiguro, author of Nothing to Write Home About: British Family Correspondance and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia
Colin M. Coates and Graeme Wynn, editors of The Nature of Canada
Paige Raibmon, co-author of As I Remember It: Teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder

12:15 - 12:45 pm
Book Signing with Sylvia Bashevkin, author of Doing Politics Differently? Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories
UBC Press booth at the Congress Expo, The Nest

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Book signing with Tina Adcock and contributors to Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History
UBC Press Booth (#2301) at the Book Expo

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Book Signing with Graeme Wynn and contributors to The Nature of Canada
UBC Press booth at the Congress Expo, The Nest

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Book Launch: What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? Understaning Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere
The Gallery, 4th Floor, The Nest

Wednesday, June 5

12:30 - 1:00 pm
Book Signing with Laura Ishiguro, author of Nothing to Write Home About
UBC Press booth at the Congress Expo, The Nest

1:30 - 5:00 pm
Colloquium: RavenSpace – Taking the Book to the Web
BC First Nations Longhouse, Sty Wet-Tan Great Hall
The co-creators of the digital books and representatives from UBC Press and the University of Washington Press will describe how they are transforming research in Indigenous studies into immersive online multimedia experiences, and the lessons learned along the way.

5:30 - 7:00 pm
Aboriginal (Un)History Month Exhibition featuring RavenSpace, opening reception
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin Room 256, Level 2
The RavenSpace exhibition runs from June 1st to August 31st, 2019 on the second floor of the I.K. Barber Learning Centre as a part of Aboriginal (Un)History Month.
RSVP for the reception here.

Thursday, June 6

13:30 - 3:00 pm
discussion, featuring contributors Kalina Christoff, Cynthia Milton, George Belliveau, Steven Hallam, Shannon Walsh, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Sara Shneiderman, and Judith Hall.
The Nest, room 2311

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