B.C. author Derek Hayes is the recipient of the inaugural Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia, a new award from UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society.
Hayes was chosen for his 2012 book, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas (Douglas & McIntyre). The book mixes comprehensive text and annotations with a wide range of maps, photos, prints and drawings that takes us into the world of British Columbia, from pre-contact through the 20th century. Hayes’s work is a welcome contribution to the understanding of British Columbia.
The prize, worth $1,000, will be awarded at a reception on May 7, 2013 at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Read his reaction to winning this new award and more by visiting: http://about.library.ubc.ca/2013/04/15/derek-hayes-wins-inaugural-basil-stuart-stubbs-book-prize-for-b-c-atlas/.
Did You Know?
In cIRcle, you can find the “Occurrence and utilization of fog” 1970 Master’s degree in Geography thesis written by Derek Hayes, the first recipient of the inaugural Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia. It is found in the Retrospective Theses and Dissertations, 1919-2007 collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/831.
Above partial text in italics and image are courtesy of UBC Library