Author: Monika Igali

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, […]

Featured Reviews of “Tiny Lights for Travellers”

“Tiny Lights for Travellers starts with a zit, percolating brightly on the nose of our author while she takes the transatlantic flight that begins the book. In a strange, unlikely, funny, unabashed and endearing way, this first image in Naomi K. Lewis’s reluctant, almost anti-travel memoir encapsulates much of what her book is about.” Laurie […]

Spring 2020 Catalogue | UAlberta Press

Our newest catalogue is available for download, featuring exceptional books in the areas of poetry, higher education, oral history, women’s studies, literary criticism, Canadian literature, intercultural studies, law, and psychology. Here is our Spring 2020 line up : We hope you’ll enjoy perusing the pages—you’re sure to find some books of interest!