We Are MOVING!

After residing in a quiet corner of the North campus of the University of Alberta, we are moving to a more central location. You will find us in Rutherford Library South on March 9, 2020. Our new headquarters has an event space and offices for our current staff as well as ‘touch-down’ desks for interns […]

Black History Month

University of Alberta Press published two new books in time for Black History Month. In An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. CBC named it one of the 40 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for in Spring […]

Featured Reviews of “Metis Pioneers”

“[These two women’s] individual paths provide interesting parallel stories about Metis women who survived and thrived as the Canadian west transitioned from the fur trade to a more sedentary agricultural economy. Marie Rose’s family was French-speaking Metis and a few served as Louis Riel’s soldiers. Isabella was from the English-speaking Metis stock. Both were born […]

Spirit Bear Dialogues

MacEwan University’s kihêw waciston and Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre collaborated to bring together Indigenous and Ukrainian scholars to discuss their long and complex relationship. The program started with food demonstration and tasting. Those who arrived before the panel discussion were able to enjoy a bowl of borscht with bannock. Members of the panel – […]

Alice Major’s Convocation Address

Alice Major received her honorary degree from the University of Alberta on November 20, 2019. Here is her convocation address: “Thank you, Chancellor and all the members of the University Senate, for this huge honour. I am grateful to you, and to the dear family and friends who could be here today, especially my husband, […]

Happy Holidays from UAlberta Press

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our colleagues, authors, friends, and supporters. May the holidays and 2020 bring you many good reads! If you are looking for some ideas, here is a link to the best books of 2019 by Kerry Clare, which includes […]

Featured Reviews of “Power Play”

“Power Play is easy to understand, with a clear message: cities set to negotiate with professional sports teams must be aware there is a carefully-crafted playbook designed to attract maximum public dollars for sports facilities…” Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal “In Power Play, Jay Scherer, David Mills and Linda Sloan McCulloch not only clear the fog, […]

University of Alberta Press Hires New Acquisitions Editor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / November 18, 2019 Edmonton, AB – University of Alberta Press is pleased to announce that Michelle Lobkowicz will join us as our new Acquisitions Editor (Humanities and Literature) as of January 13, 2020. “Michelle has dedicated more than 15 years to scholarly publishing,” notes Director and Publisher Douglas Hildebrand. “She began […]

Alberta Book Day 2019

It was another powerful day of conversations about book publishing in the province on Alberta Book Day in the concourse of the Federal Building. Honourable Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women joined the celebration. In her speech she underscored how the book publishing industry has a significant economic impact, creating jobs […]