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University of British Columbia Press

University of British Columbia Press
Parent companyUniversity of British Columbia
Founded1971[1]
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters locationVancouver, British Columbia
DistributionUTP Distribution (Canada)
University of Chicago Press (USA)
Combined Academic Publishers (EMEA)
East-West Export Books (Asia Pacific)
Special Book Services (South America)[2]
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.ubcpress.ca

The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is a university press that is part of the University of British Columbia. It is a mid-sized scholarly publisher,[3] and the largest in Western Canada.[4]

The press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has editorial offices in Kelowna, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario. It was established in 1971, and was the third Canadian university press to be founded.[1][5]

UBC Press is primarily a social sciences publisher. It publishes books of original scholarship that draws on and reflects current research. Each year UBC Press publishes about 70 new titles in a number of fields,[4] including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women's studies, health and food studies, geography, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.

Memberships and affiliations

The press is a member of the Canadian Association of University Presses (CAUP), the Association of University Presses (AUP), the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP), the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP), the International Association of Scholarly Publishers (IASP), and the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia.

They have partnered with Indigenous people and other organizations to create Ravenspace, a media-rich platform that emphasizes respect for Indigenous ways of sharing information.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ a b Goss Gilroy Inc. Management Consultants (2004). Formative Evaluation of the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP): Part II : Context for Scholarly Publishing (PDF) (Report). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. p. 10. Retrieved March 23, 2023.
  2. ^ Ordering Information
  3. ^ Tong, Murray Chun-Kee (2009). An examination of acquisitions: the case of University of British Columbia Press. Simon Fraser University (Thesis). Summit Research Repository. Retrieved 2023-10-24.
  4. ^ a b "A guide to English university presses in Canada". University Affairs. Retrieved 2023-10-24.
  5. ^ "Parade". The Windsor Star. 14 July 1971. p. 20, column 7, under "Debut".
  6. ^ Watkinson, Charles; Pitts, Melissa (21 February 2021). "Re-Envisioning Humanities Infrastructure". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 2023-10-24.
  7. ^ "About Us". RavenSpace. Retrieved 2023-10-24. RavenSpace was founded by UBC Press and developed with the participation and contributions of our partners. RavenSpace is dedicated to a model of publishing that embraces collaboration, respects Indigenous protocols, and uses digital tools in imaginative ways to make knowledge accessible and shareable across communities and generations.


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