Category: Events

“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 […]

Alberta Book Day, May 15, 2018

Book publishers from all over Alberta came together in the Federal Building on the ides of May to celebrate and promote our industry to Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and legislature staff. The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ricardo Miranda, joined us to make proclaim May 15 Alberta Book Day. Our newest Intern, […]

Literary Cocktails 2018

April 26 was a great day as Spring finally arrived and we saw readers of poetry and short fiction filling the Winspear Room of the Faculty Club. The University of Alberta Press’s 14th Literary Cocktails saw more than 100 people in attendance—with standing room only at one point—to the delight of our readers, staff, MC, […]

Alice Major Launches "Welcome to the Anthropocene"

On March 1st we launched Welcome to the Anthropocene at the University of Alberta Conservatory with great success. More than 70 eager readers gathered to celebrate Alice Major’s 11th poetry collection; they were welcomed by Sharon Morsink, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science – Physics. Peter Midgley, Senior Editor at UAP said a few words about Alice […]

International Mountain Day 2017

Dr. Colleen Skidmore—author of Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography—gave a talk about the subject of her new book at the University of Alberta’s Mountain Festival on December 7, 2017. The event was hosted by Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein, author of the award-winning Climber’s Paradise.​ Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, […]

Farm Workers’ Day and Book Launch in Calgary

Co-Editor Shirley A. McDonald and contributor Jennifer Koshan, along with MLA Dr. David Swann, organized an event to honour the many faceless/invisible/unrecognized workers whose labour puts food on our tables. A celebration of Farm Workers’ Day and the launching of Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustices and Activism in Calgary on August 21 exceeded their expectations. Even before the […]