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  • UAlberta Press Wins Four Awards, including Publisher of the Year!
    UAlberta Press won Publisher of the Year in the Alberta Book Awards in a virtual award ceremony held on September 10. The decision was based on our 2019 year, which also marked our 50th anniversary. Here is the acceptance speech from our Director and Publisher, Douglas Hildebrand. Thank you so very much for this wonderful […]
  • Tips for New Students from Alumni
    Selections from I Was There: A Century of Alumni Stories about the University of Alberta, 1906–2006 by Ellen Schoeck. “You adopt a plan, then you change the plan. There are so many opportunities here. You have to work hard to take advantage of everything that’s offered. The key thing is that there is this one […]
  • UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2020
    University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30 this year. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2022 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Note: the submission period is only one month long this year and all submissions must […]
  • Smooth Sailing into September
    What a tumultuous time this is, with lots of information and many changes to process. Through the summer months, our team here at the Press has embraced different workflows and entered into a new and very productive rhythm. With September on the horizon we thought we’d update you on how we’ve weathered the past few months […]
  • Fall 2020 Catalogue
    Our Fall 2020 catalogue is available for download, featuring exceptional books in the areas of Indigenous Studies, Women’s Studies, Intercultural Studies, Oral History, and Poetry. Please note that we are publicizing two important changes in the catalogue: a new office address and a new US distributor. We were only in our new office space for […]
  • Featured reviews of “The Stories Were Not Told”
    “The book is a melding of Semchuk’s personal journey, visual art, narrative, and recall…. The Stories Were Not Told is an intriguing composition, stimulating thought and offering an artistic integrative approach to history and culture…. This grounding of the human experience through a variety of approaches reveals more than history per se.” [Full review] Keith […]
  • Literary Cocktails: The Virtual Edition
    Literary Cocktails was bigger than ever this year, with over 160 people pre-registering and close to 120 signing in on May 14, from NWT to California, from BC to Nova Scotia. If you couldn’t make it, the recorded version is here. Michelle Lobkowicz, our new Acquisitions Editor for Humanities and Literature, was our MC and we […]
  • Provincial Budget Cuts Lead to Staff Reductions at UAlberta Press
    When Alberta’s provincial government delivered its budget on February 27, 2020 we learned that the University of Alberta was facing an 11% cut to its budget, following a 6.9% in-year cut last fall.  As a result of these devastating cuts, the university is laying off hundreds of valued employees and UAlberta Press–a unit of the […]

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