Category: Events

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 – […]

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 […]

Sharon Budnarchuk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta acknowledged the immense contribution Sharon Budnarchuk has made to the book community during the past 50 years at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards on September 13. Sharon, co-owner of Audreys Books with Steve Budnarchuk, started in books in 1969 and has been an active member in the community. She […]

Literary Cocktails 2019

University of Alberta Press celebrated both poetry and our 50 years in publishing on April 25 with three remarkable readers: Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I by E.D. Blodgett (read by Astrid Blodgett) There Are Not Enough Sad Songs by Marita Dachsel Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard by Jenna Butler Our Chief […]

“The Creation of iGiselle” Launch

The launch of The Creation of iGiselle at Audreys Books provided audience members a quick look into the unusual marriage of Romantic ballet and artificial intelligence. Nora Stovel, editor of the volume, talked about this intriguing idea. Mark Morris, Laura Sydora, Wayne DeFehr, and Sergio Poo Hernandez were present to share their part in the […]

“Sam Steele: A Biography” launch

What a stellar evening! I was delighted to see such a large audience; more than 100 people in attendance. I believe there were over 100 people there, which is a rare thing for a book launch. Rod’s work on Sam Steele drew people from many different communities. Some of the highlights for me included greeting […]

Sandra Semchuk Touring in Canada

University of Alberta Press has published an important new book by Sandra Semchuk, a photographic, text, and video artist, and the winner of a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2018). Semchuk will be touring Canada in the coming months to create a discussion around The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World […]