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

Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans

From Theory to Practice

Mark Seasons

12 April 2021

Exporting Virtue?

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

Pitman B. Potter

29 August 2021

So Much More Than Art

Indigenous Miniatures of the Pacific Northwest

Jack Davy

5 November 2021


Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts

PearlAnn Reichwein, Karen Wall

15 April 2021

The Aging–Disability Nexus

Katie Aubrecht, Christine Kelly, Carla Rice

8 March 2021

Fixing Niagara Falls

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

Daniel Macfarlane

8 March 2021

Canada and Ireland

A Political and Diplomatic History

Philip J. Currie

15 October 2020

Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures

Deborah Cowen, Alexis Mitchell, Emily Paradis, Brett Story

15 October 2020

Getting Wise about Getting Old

Debunking Myths about Aging

Véronique Billette, Patrik Marier, Anne-Marie Séguin

1 October 2020

Faith or Fraud

Fortune-Telling, Spirituality, and the Law

Jeremy Patrick

1 September 2020

Refugee Law after 9/11

Sanctuary and Security in Canada and the United States

Obiora Chinedu Okafor

1 September 2020

Medicine and Morality

Crises in the History of a Profession

Helen Kang

15 August 2020

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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