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Tips for New Students from Alumni

Selections from I Was There: A Century of Alumni Stories about the University of Alberta, 1906–2006 by Ellen Schoeck. “You adopt a plan, then you change the plan. There are so many opportunities here. You have to work hard to take advantage of everything that’s offered. The key thing is that there is this one […]

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2020

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30 this year. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2022 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Note: the submission period is only one month long this year and all submissions must […]

Smooth Sailing into September

What a tumultuous time this is, with lots of information and many changes to process. Through the summer months, our team here at the Press has embraced different workflows and entered into a new and very productive rhythm. With September on the horizon we thought we’d update you on how we’ve weathered the past few months […]

Featured reviews of “The Stories Were Not Told”

“The book is a melding of Semchuk’s personal journey, visual art, narrative, and recall…. The Stories Were Not Told is an intriguing composition, stimulating thought and offering an artistic integrative approach to history and culture…. This grounding of the human experience through a variety of approaches reveals more than history per se.” [Full review] Keith […]

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, […]