Dalhousie Scholar wins Donner Prize

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Emily Andrew, editor at University of British Columbia Press, rang today to tell me that one of UBCP’s authors, Brian Bow of Dalhousie University, has won the Donner Prize for his book The Politics of Linkage:  Power, Interdependence, and Ideas in Canada-US Relations.  The Donner is given annually to the most outstanding and innovative book on Canadian public policy—and this year’s winner was proudly supported by the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program.  The ASPP is run by the Federation, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  The Donner is one substantial prize--$35,000 goes to Dr. Bow as the winner, and the short listers get $5,000 each.  Speaking of the short listers, one of them, Michael Byers, recently spoke on the subject covered by his own book, Who Owns the Arctic?, at a Federation Big Thinking lecture.  We, and the scholars who work with us, are everywhere . . . . Congratulations to Dr. Bow and all those in the running for this prize! Ms. Kel Morin-Parsons PhD Manager, Aid to Scholarly Publications Program