Awards and Bestsellers!
This Spring has been very good to the University of Alberta Press and to our authors. The expected warm weather with sunshine and green grass did not arrive, but the news of winning and shortlisted book and of bestsellers sure made us smile! 100 Days [Juliane Okot Bitek] won not just one, but two design […]
Literary Cocktails 2017
The University of Alberta Press celebrated another successful Literary Cocktails as part of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Our director, Linda Cameron, emceed the event that featured five superb readers. An audience of more than 80 enjoyed readings from Rising Abruptly [Gisèle Villeneuve], Listen. If [Douglas Barbour], Little Wildheart [Micheline Maylor], Believing is not the same […]
In the middle of February we got word from the University of Alberta Bookstore that we would have to vacate the corner they had made available to us for several years, due to changes planned for the Student Union Building, where the bookstore resides. We used the borrowed space for storing our books for easy access. Easy, at […]
“Farm Workers in Western Canada” Launch in Kelowna, BC
The third week of March is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, aiming to raise awareness about the importance of farm safety. The editors of Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustices and Activism worked hard to get the word out about, well, injustices and activism. Editor Shirley A. McDonald organized a book launch in Kelowna, BC on February 24. She […]
Featured Reviews of “Grant Notley: The Social Conscience of Alberta, Second Edition”
“This book provides some excellent context for understanding the [NDP] party and the groundwork that has led to its success.” Alberta History “The University of Alberta Press has printed a second edition of this 1992 biography now more arresting given recent events. Author Howard Leeson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Regina, […]
U of Alberta Libraries Increases Support for UAlberta Press
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / March 13, 2017 Edmonton, AB – The University of Alberta Press (UAP), currently an academic unit of Learning Services, will report to the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) as of April 1, 2017. “University librarians and publishers are natural collaborators, although we participate in the academic mission in different ways” said […]
A Conversation about Reconciliation
In February, the Edmonton Public Library’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series brought together two remarkable individuals: Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr. Marie Wilson, two of the Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The sold-out evening was moderated by Shelagh Rogers, Honourary Witness and CBC radio journalist. Wilson Bearhead, EPL’s new Elder in Residence, greeted […]
Fair Dealing: How fair is it?
February 21 to 24 was Fair Dealing Week at the University of Alberta. On the opening day our director, Linda Cameron, was a member of a panel called Fair Dealing: How fair is it? Other panelists included Cameron Hutchison, UAlberta Faculty of Law and Howard Knopf, Macera & Jarzyna, Ottawa. The highlight of Linda’s presentation […]