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 […]

Book Publishers’ Conference and Awards 2018

Held at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, this year’s annual conference had a lot to offer. The highlight was Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda’s announcement of new funding for the publishing industry: $300,000 for each of the next four years. This will be a lifesaver for some smaller publishers, while enabling established ones […]

Poetry Reading Season is Here!

“What’s that?”, you ask? Poetry Reading Season is when the University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts for consideration to be published in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Back in 2014, we started to streamline the submission process to make it more manageable to handle the increasing number of poetry manuscripts […]

Featured Reviews of “Tar Wars”

“Alberta for generations was famous for mountains, rodeos, Mormonism, football, Ukrainian culture, meatpacking and Social Credit. Say ‘Alberta’ today and any focus group replies, ‘oil’. That’s no accident, writes Prof. Geo Takach of Royal Roads University. From the 1947 oil strike at Leduc Number One, ‘resource extraction became heroic’. Alberta’s very identity was intertwined with oil […]