University of British Columbia Press

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, geography, health and food studies, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.

Key subject areas

Canadian Studies



Law & Society

Asian Studies

Indigenous Studies



UBC Catalogues

UBC Featured Titles

Pleasure and Panic

New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs

Dan Malleck, Cheryl Krasnick Warsh

15 January 2023

Banning Transgender Conversion Practices

A Legal and Policy Analysis

Florence Ashley

1 December 2022

Feeling Feminism

Activism, Affect, and Canada’s Second Wave

Lara Campbell, Michael Dawson, Catherine Gidney

1 December 2022

The High North

Cannabis in Canada

Andrew D. Hathaway, Clayton James Smith McCann

1 December 2022

Disability Injustice

Confronting Criminalization in Canada

Kelly Fritsch, Jeffrey Monaghan, Emily van der Meulen

15 October 2022

In the Name of Wild

One Family, Five Years, Ten Countries, and a New Vision of Wildness

Phillip Vannini, April Vannini, Autumn Vannini

15 October 2022

The Solidarity Encounter

Women, Activism, and Creating Non-Colonizing Relations

Carol Lynne D'Arcangelis

15 June 2022

Making and Breaking Settler Space

Five Centuries of Colonization in North America

Adam J. Barker

15 May 2022

The West and the Birth of Bangladesh

Foreign Policy in the Face of Mass Atrocity

Richard Pilkington

15 April 2022

Demanding Equality

One Hundred Years of Canadian Feminism

Joan Sangster

24 February 2022

The Social Life of Standards

Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement

Janice E. Graham, Christina Holmes, Fiona McDonald, Regna Darnell

15 January 2022

Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

David Hulchanski, Miu Chung Yan, Sean R. Lauer

15 November 2021

Women, Film, and Law

Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration

Suzanne Bouclin

15 November 2021

Adjusting the Lens

Indigenous Activism, Colonial Legacies, and Photographic Heritage

Sigrid Lien, Hilde Wallem Nielssen

15 November 2021

Governing Canada

A Guide to the Tradecraft of Politics

Michael Wernick

25 October 2021

Exporting Virtue?

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

Pitman B. Potter

1 October 2021

So Much More Than Art

Indigenous Miniatures of the Pacific Northwest

Jack Davy

1 October 2021

Fixing Niagara Falls

Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall

Daniel Macfarlane

1 March 2021

UBC Featured Series

Communication, Strategy, and Politics

Series editors: Thierry Giasson and Alex Marland

Communication, Strategy, and Politics is a ground-breaking series from UBC Press that examines elite decision making and political communication in today’s hyper-mediated and highly competitive environment. Publications in this series look at the intricate relations between marketing strategy, the media, and political actors and explain how this affects Canadian democracy.

Law and Society

Founding editor: W. Wesley Pue

The Law and Society Series explores law as a socially embedded phenomenon. It is premised on the understanding that the conventional division of law from society creates false dichotomies in thinking, scholarship, educational practice, and social life. Books in the series treat law and society as mutually constitutive and seek to bridge scholarship emerging from interdisciplinary engagement of law with disciplines such as politics, social theory, history, political economy, and gender studies.

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