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 […]

“The Creation of iGiselle” Launch

The launch of The Creation of iGiselle at Audreys Books provided audience members a quick look into the unusual marriage of Romantic ballet and artificial intelligence. Nora Stovel, editor of the volume, talked about this intriguing idea. Mark Morris, Laura Sydora, Wayne DeFehr, and Sergio Poo Hernandez were present to share their part in the […]

Featured Reviews and Awards of “The Dragon Run”

“Robinson-Smith’s account of the Tara-thon is lively, richly detailed and unvarnished… [The] imagination is caught by what Robinson-Smith reveals about the society itself, Bhutan’s history, the wary insularity of its mountain fastness, the harsh demands of life there, the delightfully appealing economic measure known as Gross National Happiness, and the effects, good and bad, of […]

“Sam Steele: A Biography” launch

What a stellar evening! I was delighted to see such a large audience; more than 100 people in attendance. I believe there were over 100 people there, which is a rare thing for a book launch. Rod’s work on Sam Steele drew people from many different communities. Some of the highlights for me included greeting […]

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 […]

Featured Reviews of “Remembering Air India”

“[Remembering Air India] is an important book. It explores, through a number of essays, poems and excerpts from the public record, a question that should haunt us all still: why has this terrible disaster been relegated to the very margins of public memory?… The focus of this book is not just on a failure of surveillance, […]

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 […]