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Awards: John Thistle wins 2016 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize


(photo credit: Clare Yow, UBC Library)

Researcher John Thistle has been named winner of this year’s Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia for Resettling the Range: Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia (UBC Press). The title studies the history and consequences of the settlement of the province’s interior Cariboo-Chilcotin region, a landscape the author is particularly fond of.

“John’s book shines a light on an otherwise overlooked area of British Columbia’s history,” said Ingrid Parent, University of British Columbia’s librarian, in a release. “We are thrilled that this year’s prize has been awarded to a book written by a UBC alumnus and published by UBC Press.”

The UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society will present Thistle with his $1,000 prize at a ceremony in June.