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The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories – Recap

The organizers of The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories welcomed over 200 people to participate in a conference dedicated to conversations about respectful ways to publish Indigenous stories. The conference took place at the University of Alberta from June 8 to 10, 2017. Organizer Linda Cameron noted, “With cultural appropriation in the news once again, […]

New Canadian Distributor for UAlberta Press

All print titles published by the University of Alberta Press will be exclusively distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press (UTP) Distribution as of January 1, 2017. UAlberta Press staff thanks its previous distribution partner at Georgetown Terminal Warehouse (GTW) Canada for their excellent work and partnership over the past 14 years. GTW will […]

Honouring Arthur Kroeger

Arthur Kroeger was a remarkable person who was integral in improving much of Canada’s social fabric. We were delighted to be able to launch his posthumous book, Retiring the Crow Rate: A Narrative of Political Management, at Carleton University during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in May 2009. It made perfect sense, […]

Musings from Tanya, UAP Intern

What in the World is an ISBN? We’ve all seen them on the back of books: that long, mysterious number located above the barcode. ISBN. What is that? What does it even mean? Well, it’s a very simple equation. Just take the average number of times that you turn a page in a book divided by […]

“Remembering Air India” launches in Toronto and Hamilton

Editors Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean and Angela Failler launched their new collection, Remembering Air India: The Art of Public Mourning in Toronto on September 14th and in Hamilton on September 15th, 2017. Anjula Gogia of Another Story Bookshop of Toronto introduced the presenters: contributors Elan Marchinko (York University) and Renee Sarojini Saklikar (Surrey Poet Laureate). There were […]

Featured Reviews of “Crow Never Dies”

“…informative, insightful, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and consistently compelling from beginning to end…. Crow Never Dies is unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Canadian Aboriginal Culture reference collections…” John Burroughs, Reviewer’s Bookwatch “The author writes with obvious delight, indeed lyricism, about the people and the environment… To potential readers who have a love for the Arctic, its […]

Darryl Raymaker Launches Trudeau’s Tango in Calgary

June 14, 2017 was an auspicious day for Darryl Raymaker’s launch of Trudeau’s Tango: Alberta Meets Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968–1972. The sun shone as some 200 guests shared a celebratory evening at The Ranchmen’s Club. The room was full and Darryl was in fine form, with daughter Nicole and son Derek there to help mark his […]

2012 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Finalists

The 2012 Alberta Book Publishing Awards finalists have been announced and the University of Alberta Press has nine nominations: five in the Book of the Year category, three in the Book Design category, and one for the Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence. Congratulations to all! Trade Non-Fiction Book Award The Grads Are Playing Tonight! by M. […]