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