UBC Bookstore recently received the Campus Bookseller of the Year Award from the Canadian Booksellers Association.
The award is presented annually to a university or college bookseller for excellence in book retailing.
The Bookstore was cited for its support of Canadian authors and publishers, particularly UBC faculty authors, as well as the expansion of its electronic FastStart Textbook Reservation System, which delivers textbook orders to students before the first day of classes in September.
The UBC Bookstore, which is one of Vancouver's largest, shares the award with the University of Toronto.
Books published by UBC Press recently received prestigious awards from the Canadian Historical Association and the Alcuin Society of B.C.
Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia received the Sir John A. Macdonald Award from the historical association. The annual award is given to the book that has made the most significant contribution to an understanding of Canada's past.
Two other books, Gamblers and Dreamers; Women, Men, and Community in the Yukon and Limits of Labour: Class Formation and the Labour Movement in Calgary received regional prizes from the association.
Borderlands: How We Talk about Canada by English Prof. William New and Legends of Our Times: Native Cowboy Life took first place in the Alcuin Society Awards. The awards recognize excellence in book design.
UBC Press is Canada's third largest university press.