UVic history professor wins two book prizes

University of Victoria history professor Wendy Wickwire has won a pair of book prizes for At the Bridge, her B.C. bestseller about ethnographer James Teit.

Wickwire’s 400-page book about Teit, who helped B.C. Indigenous peoples exercise their rights in the early 20th century, took home the annual Canada Prize as the best scholarly book in the humanities and social sciences in Canada. The prize earned Wickwire the $10,000 top prize by the Ottawa-based Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences for making an exceptional contribution to the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.

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She was also named the B.C. winner of The Clio book prize, one of seven awards presented annually by the Canadian Historical Association to publications that make an exceptional contribution to regional history. At the Bridge has been named to six other short lists since its publication in June 2019 on the UBC Press imprint.

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