Journals and Programs


  • B.C. Studies
    Established in 1969, BC Studies is dedicated to the exploration of British Columbia’s cultural, economic, and political life; past and present. Each issue offers articles on a wide range of topics, in-depth reviews of current books, and a bibliography of recent publications. With a solid national and international reputation for its authoritative and informative content, BC Studies is read by academics and general readers alike.
  • Canadian Journal of Linguistics/ Revue canadienne de linguistique
    The Canadian Journal of Linguistics publishes articles in linguistics in both English and French. The articles deal with linguistic theory, linguistic description of English, French and a variety of other natural languages, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition, and other areas of interest to linguists.
  • Canadian Literature
    A quarterly of criticism and review.
  • Prism International
    PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world.
  • Prolegomena (Philosophy)
  • New Proposals
    New Proposals explores issues, ideas, and problems that lie at the intersection between the academic disciplines of social science and the body of thought and political practice that has constituted Marxism over the last 150 years. New Proposals is a journal of Marxism and interdisciplinary Inquiry that is dedicated to the radical transformation of the contemporary world order. We see our role as providing a platform for research, commentary, and debate of the highest scholarly quality that contributes to the struggle to create a more just and humane world, in which the systematic and continuous exploitation, oppression, and fratricidal struggles that characterize the contemporary sociopolitical order no longer exist. New Proposals is a transnational peer-reviewed journal hosted at The University of British Columbia in collaboration with the UBC Library EJournal Project.


  • Booming Ground Writing Community
    Booming Ground, Western Canada’s pre-eminent online writing studio offers innovative, professional creative writing mentorships in a variety of genres for writers of all levels. The non-credit satellite program of the prestigious UBC Creative Writing program, Booming Ground takes pride in matching some of North America’s best writing mentors with students all over the world.
  • Centre for Research on Economic and Social Policy
    This project will develop a holistic explanation of distributional change, which will provide a basis for developing more effective policies to improve the distribution of well-being in Canada. Outcomes of interest include both equality and security for individuals and families and also societal aspects of community and political participation. The project’s analyses of policy reforms will recognize the roles of community values and political processes as well as the purely economic restraints on action.
  • French Culture Circle
    Art and critical debates in post-war France, 1945-1972
  • Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory
    The Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory (ISRL) at UBC was established in 2000 through a New Opportunities infrastructure grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to Bryan Gick (Dept. of Linguistics), with collaborators in Neuroscience, Audiology & Speech Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. The goal of the original proposal, created by G. Carden, B. Gick, and D. Pulleyblank, was “to establish a centre for interdisciplinary research in the speech-related fields at UBC.”
  • Nineteenth Century Interdisciplinary Studies
    he Nineteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Studies Student’s Collective (NISSC) is dedicated to the development and exchange of theories and ideas referring to all aspects of the nineteenth century. NISSC is founded upon the principle that boundaries between cultures and academic disciplines are artificial; therefore, the value of academic activities can be enhanced through the constructive exchange of ideas between students and scholars at all levels and in all disciplines.
  • Resilient Communities Project
    The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada under the Strategic Theme, “Exploring Social Cohesion in a Globalizing Era.” This collaboration of academics, First Nations peoples, and government is concerned with the social factors involved in the survival and resilience of British Columbia’s coastal communities. The particular theoretical focus of our work is on the concept of ‘social capital’ and its impact on social and economic structures in a community.
  • Transculturalisms Canada
    The intermingling of cultures (métissage culturel) and its impact on Canadian or foreign national identity; past present, and future.

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