UBC Press books win awards

This year is shaping up to be an outstanding one for UBC Press with six awards for its publications in as many months.

Sinews of Survival: The Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing by Betty Kobayashi Issenman has won the 1998 Millia Davenport Award from the American Costume Society. The judges rated the Montreal author's work as the most important book of the year.

Death So Noble: Memory, Meaning, and the First World War by Jonathan Vance has been awarded the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize, the Canadian Historical Association's (CHA) most prestigious award.

UBC Geography Prof. Cole Harris was awarded the CHA's Clio award for B.C. for his book The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change.

The Clio Award for the Prairie region went to As Their Natural Resources Fail; Native Peoples and the Economic History of Northern Manitoba, 1870 - 1930, by Frank Tough.

The distinction "outstanding book" goes to Tammarniit (Mistakes): Inuit Relocation in the Eastern Arctic, 1939-63 by UBC Social Work Assoc. Prof. Frank Tester and Peter Kulchyski.

Trading Beyond the Mountains: The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793 - 1843 by UBC alumnus Richard Somerset Mackie has won the 1997 Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing. Mackie, a Victoria freelance historian, argues that the Hudson's Bay Company pioneered the concept of a Pacific Rim economy on Canada's West Coast.