Category: News

Acquisitions Editor for UAlberta Press

You may have heard that University of Alberta Press is hiring an Acquisitions Editor to work in our Edmonton office. We want every potential candidate to hear of the position and encourage our blog readers to help us spread the word! Recently we hired Mat Buntin to acquire in the social sciences. The new acquisitions […]

Alan Brownoff at Form and Function in Great Book Design

As part of hosting the Association of University Press’s Book, Jacket, and Journal Show recently, Wilfrid Laurier University Press (WLUP) organized a wonderful panel discussion on April 25 with three Canadian designers featured in the exhibit: Alan Brownoff (University of Alberta Press), Lara Minja (Lime Design), and Michel Vrana.  The panel, titled “Form and Function in Great […]

University of Alberta Press Turns 50: Hires New Acquisitions Editor

University of Alberta Press, established in 1969, has an ambitious development plan under Director and Publisher Douglas Hildebrand. A key step is the creation of a second Acquisitions Editor position, with Mat Buntin starting in that role on April 1, 2019. “Mat will be responsible for increasing our annual scholarly title output, especially in the […]

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 […]

Celebrating 50 Years in Publishing!

The University of Alberta Press celebrates 50 years of publishing in 2019. In anticipation of this milestone, we embarked on a project to re-imagine our visual identity. Our goal was to honour our legacy while reflecting our current publishing program, which is increasingly diverse, urban, and multidisciplinary. We worked with Susan Colberg (Visual Communication Design […]

E. D. Blodgett (1935—2018)

All of us at University of Alberta Press are grieving the passing of E.D. (Ted) Blodgett—a creative and intellectual genius and a fine human being. We are so fortunate to have worked with Ted over many years. We are grateful to have partnered with him in bringing his beautiful, moving, and technically brilliant poetry to an […]

St. Albert, Métis Settlement Field Trip

St. Albert, a few kilometres north of Edmonton, is one of the largest and most history-rich Métis settlements in Canada. To learn more of this history and culture, the University of Alberta Libraries’ Indigenous initiatives put on a staff training event on November 1, in partnership with the Michif Cultural Connections and the Musée Héritage Museum. […]

A Note from Our Intern, Ren Milmine

My name is Ren, and I’m the student intern at the press this year. This past August, I had the unique privilege of sharing my experiences in library school with Librarianship.ca, which has now been posted on their blog. Though most of my experiences have been centered on the library so far, working at the […]

Spring 2019 Catalogue is Here!

The University of Alberta Press celebrates 50 years of publishing in 2019. In anticipation of this milestone, we embarked on a project to re-imagine our visual identity. Our goal was to honour our legacy while reflecting our current publishing program, which is increasingly diverse, urban, and multidisciplinary. We worked with Susan Colberg (Visual Communication Design at the University of Alberta) to create […]