Spirit Bear Dialogues

MacEwan University’s kihêw waciston and Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre collaborated to bring together Indigenous and Ukrainian scholars to discuss their long and complex relationship. The program started with food demonstration and tasting. Those who arrived before the panel discussion were able to enjoy a bowl of borscht with bannock. Members of the panel – […]

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, […]

Happy Holidays from UAlberta Press

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our colleagues, authors, friends, and supporters. May the holidays and 2020 bring you many good reads! If you are looking for some ideas, here is a link to the best books of 2019 by Kerry Clare, which includes […]

Featured Reviews of “Power Play”

“Power Play is easy to understand, with a clear message: cities set to negotiate with professional sports teams must be aware there is a carefully-crafted playbook designed to attract maximum public dollars for sports facilities…” Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal “In Power Play, Jay Scherer, David Mills and Linda Sloan McCulloch not only clear the fog, […]

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 […]

Featured Reviews of “Tiny Lights for Travellers”

“Tiny Lights for Travellers starts with a zit, percolating brightly on the nose of our author while she takes the transatlantic flight that begins the book. In a strange, unlikely, funny, unabashed and endearing way, this first image in Naomi K. Lewis’s reluctant, almost anti-travel memoir encapsulates much of what her book is about.” Laurie […]

Spring 2020 Catalogue | UAlberta Press

Our newest catalogue is available for download, featuring exceptional books in the areas of poetry, higher education, oral history, women’s studies, literary criticism, Canadian literature, intercultural studies, law, and psychology. Here is our Spring 2020 line up : We hope you’ll enjoy perusing the pages—you’re sure to find some books of interest!