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Jalal Barzanji Inducted to the City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame

The City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Ceremony is their flagship event for recognizing the lifetime achievements of its citizens. On June 15, Jalal Barzanji will be inducted into the Arts and Culture Hall of Fame.

Jalal Barzanji is a highly respected Kurdish poet and journalist. He has published seven books of poetry and numerous critical columns. After his two-year imprisonment by Saddam Hussein’s regime in the late 1980s and further political repression into the 1990s, Barzanji and his family fled to Turkey. They remained there for eleven months, eventually immigrating to Canada.

Jalal Barzanji- Writer in Exile

The University of Alberta Press published Jalal’s prison memoir, A Man in Blue Pyjamas (2011), and his selected poetry, Trying Again to Stop Time (2015).

There is no charge to attend the Salute to Excellence, and no ticket is required for the event, which is held at the Winspear and is quite spectacular with a lovely reception upon its conclusion.

Monday, June 15, 2015
7:30pm – 9pm
Francis Winspear Centre for Music
#4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Dress Code: Elegant Business Attire

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President Samarasekera’s Dessert Reception

The University of Alberta Press wishes to express its sincere congratulations to Dr. Indira Samarasekera, outgoing President of the University of Alberta for her extraordinary achievements during her ten years at the University. The University of Alberta Press has been privileged to have contributed to the growth and internationally recognized achievements in research and education under Indira’s leadership.

During the centenary celebrations in 2008, the University of Alberta Press published All True Things: A History of the University of Alberta, 1908-2008 by historian and Professor Emeritus Rod Macleod. We were pleased to present a copy of the book to guests who attended the dessert reception for the campus community hosted by Indira on May 8, 2015.

A video of President Samarasekera’s achievements, Because We Dared, was a highlight of the reception.

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Our Scholar is in residence, and blogging about…

…the Royal Society of Canada’s 2014 Expert Panel report, “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”. Panel members as well as the Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be in session at Congress 2015 on June 1st, and scholars are urged to attend to learn more about issues and recommendations presented in the report. Read more…

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Literary Cocktails 2015

Seven days, 34 events, 60 authors! The Edmonton Poetry Festival has had another successful year, and we are both happy and lucky to march with them under their flag. UAP authors are active participants and faithful audience members, and many showed up to what we – and hopefully many others – call the highlight of the Festival: Literary Cocktails. Continue reading

ACP to honour Linda Cameron with President’s Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(April 22, 2015)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Linda Cameron, Director of University of Alberta Press, will be presented with the ACP President’s Award this June. A past president of ACP, Linda is recognized for her exemplary advocacy work on behalf of Alberta and Canadian publishers, and her service on numerous boards and committees across the industry. She is currently vice-chair of eBOUND Canada.  Continue reading

Melissa, the Marketing Maven

We work with wonderful authors here at UAP! They have great ideas about promotion and marketing, and depending on their schedules and their available time – as most of them have other jobs, and no, you cannot live off your royalties – they do whatever they can to make sure that the news about their book is out there.

I asked Melissa Morelli Lacroix to write about her activities, of which there were many. Read and heed, if you have the energy! Continue reading

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…Journal Publishing and the 2015 Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. Read more…

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