Jean Barman, professor emerita of UBC Educational Studies, has been awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Canadian scholarship and literature. Barman has written or edited more than 20 books and 50 articles and chapters. The annual award honours a B.C. author whose outstanding literary career and contributions to society span several decades. The award includes a $5,000 prize and the addition of the recipient’s name to the Writers Walk of Fame on the north plaza of Library Square in Vancouver.
Barman will receive her award at a public presentation at the Vancouver Public Library central branch on June 19 at 7 p.m. She will read from her latest work, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest, published by UBC Press.
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