Cannings’ guide to birding hotspots

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Stuart-Stubbs Prize submissions

September 07th, 2017

Call for Submissions



Established in memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, this annual prize recognizes the best scholarly book published on a British Columbia topic by a Canadian author.

Sponsored by the University of British Columbia Library and Pacific BookWorld News Society, the award honours the exemplary career of Basil Stuart-Stubbs (1930-2012), who served as University Librarian at UBC for seventeen years (1964-1981) and Director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (1981-1992).

Basil Stuart-Stubbs

The winning author or editor(s) need not be currently associated with an institution of higher learning, but the content of the work must exhibit high standards of research, diligence and originality. The winning book can be published from anywhere in the world between January 2017 and December 2017. For more information about the prize and previous winners, visit:

Deadline for submissions is December 15th (or, if published later in the year, notification that it will arrive subsequently.) There is no entry fee. Applicants simply send three copies of the book for consideration.

The $1,000.00 prize will be presented at a reception hosted by UBC Library in 2018.


The Stuart-Stubbs Prize

c/o Pacific BookWorld News Society

3516 West 13th Ave Vancouver BC V6R 2S3

For further info, contact (604) 736-4011. Or email:

For a biographical and bibliographic summary of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, visit or

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