Our Scholar is in Residence…
…blogging about her most excellent adventure in Altona, Manitoba. “The noise of the presses and the relentless flow of forklifts through the plant were the biggest surprises. I was on the floor to see where my manuscript, researched in silence and written in solitude, would end its journey at Friesens Printers in Altona, Manitoba.” Read more... […]
Featured Review of Award-Winning “Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities”
“‘Why did the murder of 14 white, educated women at École Polytechnique in 1989 inspireparliamentary outrage and a legislative response from the Department of Justice, while the ‘disappearance’ of 65 poor, mainly Aboriginal women in Vancouver was treated as a police matter?.. Canada tolerates no capital punishment but has been oddly indifferent to the death […]
Goodbye, UAlberta Press!
adieu, adiós, aloha, arrivederci, ciao, auf Wiedersehen, sayonara, shalom, totsiens, viszontlátásra, zàijiàn & ka wâpamitinasamena Tomorrow, September 1, 2017 is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I’m looking forward to it; however, just like when I reach the end of a great book I am sad, too. The stories, not just the ones […]
New Director and Publisher for the University of Alberta Press
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / August 25, 2017 Edmonton, AB – The University of Alberta warmly welcomes Douglas Hildebrand as the new Director and Publisher of the University of Alberta Press (UAP), as of October 10, 2017. Dr. Kathleen DeLong, Interim Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta, stated that “Mr. Hildebrand brings a […]
Misunderstandings About Publishing?
There is a very interesting and funny article in The Chronicle of Higher Education that was published on June 4, 2017 as part of the Future of the University Press forum. It lists a number of the most common misunderstandings that scholars have about university presses. I highly recommend people read the whole list—and maybe the […]
Fond Farewell to Gerald Beasley
The University of Alberta’s Libraries held a Staff BBQ on July 11, 2017 which provided the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to Gerald Beasley, Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian. Over 150 people joined him at the Faculty Club for the occasion. Kathleen De Long, Senior Human Resources Officer with the U of A Libraries said: Gerald has […]
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 […]
Director’s Message, Fall 2017 Catalogue
This director’s message is bittersweet for me as I have declared my intention to retire from the University of Alberta Press in August 2017. As always I feel privileged to introduce you to a new group of books for the fall 2017 season. Tony Robinson-Smith has a wonderful story of traveling to Bhutan to teach […]