UBC Press email newsletter #1, November 2016
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Each year, University Press Week recognizes the vital contribution university presses make to scholarship. This year’s UP Week, November 14-19, highlights university presses’ engagement with a worldwide community of readers. UBC Press is proud to celebrate UP Week with a series of events, displays, and  social media posts. Connect with @UBCPress and follow the hashtags #UPWeek and #ReadUP to learn more.

UBC Press and UW Press to Develop Digital Publishing Platform in Indigenous Studies

UBC Press and the University of Washington Press will develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies thanks to a $679,970 grant awarded to the University of British Columbia by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project responds to the needs of a new generation of readers, scholars, students, and practitioners pursuing Indigenous research and cultural revitalization projects. Learn more about this project here

Photo of man and son looking at wall of Pierre Trudeau posters.

Sexual sizzle, media hype, and the madness of crowds – Trudeaumania might be dismissed as Canada’s crazy sixties’ moment, were it not that there was method in the mania. In Trudeaumania, Paul Litt delves into the mania that swept Canada fifty years ago.


November 14-19
University Press Week. Follow the hashtags #ReadUP and #UPWeek for information about UP Week events in your area.

TORONTO | November 16, 5pm
Book launch for Adam Chapnick and Christopher J. Kukucha's The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy. Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Blvd., North York ON.

VICTORIA | November 25, 6pm
Sarah Marie Wiebe will be launching her book, Everyday Exposure, at Legacy Art Gallery. The event will also feature a silent auction with proceeds supporting the Heiltsuk restoration efforts. Legacy Art Gallery Downtown, 630 Yates St., Victoria BC.

Visit our conferences page regularly for up-to-date information on where you can next find us and our authors.


Capturing Hill 70 was recently reviewed by the Ottawa Citizen's Peter Robb. 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Landmark Cases in Canadian Law is a new series from UBC Press that will publish comprehensive, book-length examinations of high court cases that have had a major and permanent impact on Canadian law, politics, and society.

"Peer Review in the Humanities and Social Sciences: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It?" The Scholarly Kitchen speaks with book publishers about peer review in the social sciences

Congratulations to Ernie Louttit's Indian Ernie for making CBC's list of 15 memoirs by Indigenous writers you need to read.

"Paul Litt’s new book Trudeaumania is the focus of much media attention."

Enter the discount code UBCPNEWS on our website,, to receive 10% off any UBC Press book.

Offer expires
November 30, 2016.
How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

Available in paperback and free pdf.

On December 1, 2015, UBC Press was delighted to announce the acquisition of the assets of Purich Publishing, which is now a new imprint of UBC Press. Founded by Don Purich and Karen Bolstad in 1992, Purich Publishing has been a leader of publishing on Aboriginal law, social justice, and Western Canadian issues. Purich books offer unique and important perspectives in identity and nationhood, youth and the law, Aboriginal health and education, and social justice. We believe this addition will push UBC Press to the forefront of this immensely important and intellectually vital publishing area.

"Trudeaumania" photograph by Reg Innell. Toronto Star Collection, Getty Images, 502523947. Originally appeared in the Toronto Daily Star, May 9, 1968.
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