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Featured Reviews of “Climber’s Paradise”

“As PearlAnn Reichwein shows, Wheeler’s ACC wasclimber's cover color_lowres_6x9_RGB instrumental in creating and promoting the Rockies as a ‘‘climber’s paradise.’’ In doing so, it worked both with and against the federal government’s Parks branch over the course of the twentieth century, pushing for conservation and preferred access as well as negotiating the changing landscape of outdoor recreation. Inspired by the British Alpine Club, the ACC can be thought of as an ethnic institution, one that sought to encourage an appreciation for the mountains and the promotion of mountain recreation as well as scientific exploration. It also acted as a political lobby group…”

Tina Loo and Meg Stanley, The Canadian Historical Review


“Canada’s national parks have a complex history in which sport-oriented nature tourism is a key element. PearlAnn Reichwein. Climber’s Paradise provides a detailed account of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and its entwined relationship with Canada’s mountain parks. This history focuses on western Canada and a western Canadian sport heritage. It is a valuable addition to social, environmental, and sport historiographies…”

Elizabeth L. Jewett, University of Toronto Quarterly


“Wilderness. Symbol of nationhood. Playground. Sanctuary. Revenue source. Over the last century Canada’s mountain parks have been imagined and reimagined through a spectrum of meanings and contending desires. PearlAnn Reichwein’s history of the Alpine Club of Canada explores these incarnations and tells the fascinating stories of the people who cared fiercely for the mountains and struggled over their use and value. Just as importantly, Reichwein traces out the less visible tracks of class, race, and gender that weave through the grand narratives of adventure and conquest. This is vital reading for anyone who cares about our vanishing wild heritage.”

Thomas Wharton, award-winning author of Icefields


“This is a remarkable story. It’s about how a small group of urban, middle-class, Anglo Canadians, working through the Alpine Club of Canada, sought to assert their narratives of alpinism, the environment, nation, and interpersonal relations on Canada’s western Canadian mountain parks, and the conditions they faced, the institutions they created, the political victories they achieved, and the struggles and setbacks they encountered. Professor Reichwein tells it brilliantly, bringing both a climbers’ love of the mountains and a social historian’s critical distance and research to her subject. Her analysis is illuminated with mini-biographies of the key players, grounded in their speeches and personal correspondence resourcefully dug out of archival collections, and an extensive collection of photographs. It’s an important contribution to the history of Canadian sport and recreation and a telling case study of volunteering, but anyone who has ever holidayed or even contemplated a hike in a mountain national park would enjoy and benefit from this book.”

Bruce Kidd, University of Toronto historian and Olympian


Climber’s Paradise is both an informative and entertaining read. It makes a good companion book for specialists wishing to learn further details about national park history, the history of mountaineering, the making of Canadian nationhood, and other topics. Due to the accessible nature of the text, it also provides an enjoyable gateway into Canada’s past for nonspecialists.”

Jessica M. DeWitt, Canadian Journal of History


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Winter Solstice 2016

On December 14, we celebrated Winter Solstice with UAlberta North. It was both humbling and inspiring to hear all the achievements Director Roger Epp, listed in his talk—and to realize that many of them are our authors and collaborators.

As neighbours and partners of UAlberta North, we have experienced the benefit of their work through the wonderful conversations we have had about research in the north and in the new friends we have made among scholars of the north. Roger Epp’s work as liaison and acquisitions editor for northern research and topics has been invaluable.

A few years ago, the University of Alberta Press launched a northern imprint. Polynya Press is moving at full speed, with three books already in the imprint and more on the way. A quick glance at the editors and contributors to these publications—Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing (Barbara Miller), Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada’s Northern Social Economy (Frances Abele and Chris Southcott), and Imagining the Supernatural North (Eleanor Barraclough, Danielle Marie Cudmore, and Stefan Donecker) shows how UAlberta Press’ reach and influence extends throughout the circumpolar north how our author base to includes authors from around the world who write on northern subjects from other perspectives and other institutions.

What stands out about these titles is the correspondence with the northern themes that UAlberta has been pursuing. This correspondence confirms that Polynya Press is charting the future of northern studies alongside UAblerta North.

The University of Alberta Press and its northern imprint, like UAlberta North, is flourishing and set for even greater things. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate these achievements alongside those of our colleagues.

Some of the highlights of Roger’s talk at Winter Solstice included:

Peter Midgley with files from Roger Epp.

 

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Farm Workers in Western Canada: Edmonton Launch

The Edmonton launch for Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustices and Activism gave key individuals an opportunity to acknowledge many years of striving to ensure that Charter rights are enforced for Alberta farm workers.

There were many key attendees from government, the activist community, labour policy organizations, media, and publishing. It was a particular pleasure to welcome:

  • Christina Gray, Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal. December marks the one-year anniversary of the Alberta’s government’s work on Bill 6: The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.
  • David Swann, Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party, MLA, and long-time supporter of this human rights issue.
  • Darlene Dunlop and Eric Musekamp, advocates and activists who have spearheaded this conversation for over a decade, at great personal cost.
  • Bob Barnetson, professor of labour relations at Athabasca University and co-editor, with Shirley McDonald, of the book.
  • Zane Hamm, an Edmonton contributor to Farm Workers in Western Canada.

It was an honour to be in the room with these strenuous advocates for workers’ rights in Alberta—to hear their stories and learn why they were inspired to do this work.

We know that the information and stories in Farm Workers in Western Canada will reach an important audience, from farm workers to employers to policy makers. In the book, key issues are covered in depth, with accuracy, and for posterity. The launch at The Common, organized by Dr. Swann and his staff, was a great start to letting people know where they can go for this information.

 

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Canadian Content in a Digital World

The Association of Canadian Publishers, the national collective voice of English-language Canadian-owned book publishers, submitted a statement to Canadian Heritage’s consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World last month.

Around the world, books are central to culture. Cultural goods in their own right, books also inspire a range of other media and art forms—film, television, music, dance, and stage plays to name only a few. With the advent of digital technology that supports the discovery and distribution of books in a variety of formats, opportunities to reach readers at home and abroad are greater than ever before. Canadian book publishers have seized the opportunity digital technology presents, building on a strong tradition of independent book publishing that has developed over the past fifty years. As we look to the next fifty, independent publishers remain committed to fostering Canadian talent, serving Canadian readers, and bringing our written culture, heritage, and perspectives to an international audience.

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) represents 115 English-language book publishers from all ten provinces and Nunavut. Our members are independent businesses, owned and operated by Canadians. Along with our francophone counterparts, we publish 80% of the new books written by Canadian authors each year, contribute to local economies, and are a vital part of Canada’s cultural industries. We are known internationally for our creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovative approach to business, and for the high quality books we publish. We are fully engaged in the digital marketplace, and through our sister organization, eBOUND Canada, ACP members’ ebooks generate sales in 112 territories around the world.

All cultural industries have experienced transformative change over the past decade, and we applaud Minister Mélanie Joly for her leadership in reviewing Canadian Heritage’s cultural policy toolkit to ensure it is equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities the digital world presents. We note that Heritage programs and policies have been instrumental to the development of a vibrant domestic publishing industry, owned and controlled by Canadians who are committed to serving Canadian readers and to bringing Canadian content to as wide an audience as possible. The programs and policies that support our sector are a vital component of the Canadian publishing ecosystem, and we value the opportunity to explore their relevance in today’s digital environment as part of this review.

Read the entire document on their website.

New Canadian Distributor for UAlberta Press

All print titles published by the University of Alberta Press will be exclusively distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press (UTP) Distribution as of January 1, 2017.

UAlberta Press staff thanks its previous distribution partner at Georgetown Terminal Warehouse (GTW) Canada for their excellent work and partnership over the past 14 years. GTW will accept returns of UAlberta Press titles until February 28, 2017.

UTP Distribution is accepting orders now for Spring 2017 titles and will accept returns from March 1, 2017.

Cathie Crooks, Associate Director of the University of Alberta Press, notes that “as UTP distributes many of Canada’s scholarly presses, there will be synergies from aligning ourselves with our peers.” Another key factor behind the change is due to booksellers’ desire for a more streamlined purchasing model. “Our sales team, Ampersand Inc., will continue to sell our list, and expects to see an increase in sales,” she commented.

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UAlberta Press primary ISBNs: 978-77212, 978-0-88864

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University of Toronto Press Distribution is a full service operation that represents more than 70 book imprints for distribution in Canada, the United States, and around the world. UTP Distribution’s clients include publishers specializing in scholarly, general and literary trade, children’s, and educational titles. UTP maintains facilities in Toronto, with more than 70,000 square feet of warehouse space, and a Buffalo, New York, location for expediting incoming and outgoing U.S. shipments.   www.utpress.utoronto.ca/UTP_Distribution/