Judy Brown Memorial Scholarship

So, this is not a review… but for all of you in the Lower Mainland of BC, there is a book sale for a great cause coming up. Judy was a truly wonderful person, whose academic specialties aligned with mine (Canadian Studies and Children’s Literature); I am proud to have known her. I’ll be there as the doors open on Wednesday…

Fundraising Book Sale for The Judy Brown Memorial Scholarship in Canadian Literature

9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wed. Jan 28, Thurs Jan 29, Tues. Feb 3, Wed. Feb 4

All the books in this sale come from the extensive personal library of Judy Brown.  Judy’s collection is rich in many areas, especially Canadian Studies and the humanities.  Come to the sale! Well-loved books here! And books as new!   Find books for yourself or maybe that perfect gift book.  Fiction, literature, critical studies, language, biography, history, women’s studies, politics, philosophy, travel, religion, children’s books and critical works on children’s literature, …and more.

Because there are so many books, we anticipate that we may not have room to get all of them out on sale in only two days—so we have planned a second sale in the first week of February, just in case.  Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of books!   Lots of bargains for all kinds of booklovers! Come early!

If you can’t attend the book sale and would like to take this opportunity to make a gift to the Judy Brown Memorial Scholarship in Canadian Literature, here are various options for you to make a gift.

Ways to give:

Through the English Department website entry, with information about Judy herself, and the establishing of the scholarship:



By cheque:

Attention: UBC Annual Giving

500 – 5950 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Note: Make the cheque payable to “University of British Columbia” and indicate on the memo line “Judy Brown Scholarship”.

By Phone (Credit Card):

Contact: UBC Annual Giving

Tel: 604.827.4111 or 1.877.717.4483

If you have further questions, please contact Betty Yan at 604-827-0331 or betty.yan@ubc.ca.

About Judy

Judy Brown was beloved by generations of students at UBC, and her inspired teaching won her multiple awards, including a 3M Fellowship, Canada’s highest award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.  By establishing this scholarship, we will honour Judy’s many contributions to UBC, her educational leadership, and in particular her dedication to English undergraduates studying Canadian literature.  The scholarship will be offered to a student completing third year, for the best essay on Canadian literature submitted for a course in the Department of English.


With thanks to all, from Judy’s sisters, Jackie, Barb and Caroline, and from her colleagues in the English Department.


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