Category: News

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]