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2014 Mountain Guides Ball of ACC

Louise Olinger, the Silent Auction Co-ordinator for the 2014 Mountain Guides Ball of the Alpine Club of Canada and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, sent us this very kind note to let us know how the donation of our books from the Mountain Cairns Series contributed to the success of this yearly event. Thank you, Louise!

On behalf of the Alpine Club of Canada and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, I am writing to thank you for your very generous support of the 2014 Mountain Guides Ball. The event was an enormous success with a crowd of just under 300 outdoor enthusiasts. Your donation resulted in a significant contribution towards our fundraising efforts. What a fantastic array of titles! Three of them went for well above retail.

The funds from the silent auction will go toward constructing the Richard & Louise Guy Hut (at Mont des Poilus on the world-class Bow-Yoho ski traverse) which is scheduled to be built during the summer of 2015. The hut will be a demonstration site for green technologies and an extension of our commitment to long term sustainability in off-grid alpine locations, offering visitors the ability to leave a smaller footprint.

We greatly appreciate your donation to this project through your silent auction donation. Find out more about the project at alpineclubofcanada.ca.

We are looking forward to celebrating the completion of the Richard and Louise Guy Hut in 2015.  I hope you will support us again!

This has been a very active year for us and the Mountain Cairns Series. We published two wonderful new books in the series: Climber’s Paradise by PearlAnn Reichwein, and Conrad Kain, edited by Zac Robinson. Both garnered great interest at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

 

UAP at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

At the beginning of November the University of Alberta Press had a booth at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. It was our first time in attendance, but their 40th annual gathering, where mountaineers from all around the world gather to watch films, exchange ideas, learn about new books, and award those in the impressive line-up that are most deserving.

And what a wonderful and successful time it was! The setting–Banff Centre–couldn’t have been more picturesque, even when the clouds were low and half of the city of Banff was engulfed in fog.

The Marketplace had a variety of vendors, offering information (CPAWS, Interpretive Guides Association, American Alpine Club, etc.), books, various climbing gear and crafts. There was a lot of interest in our books.

Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974 by PearlAnn Reichwein was one of the finalists in the Mountain & Wilderness Literature – Non-Fiction category, and Zac Robinson [Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933] gave a talk on Friday to a crowd of more than 350 people. Both authors spent some time at the UAP booth signing books on Saturday.

The Banff Centre is an environmentally friendly place, paying attention to every aspect of protecting the environment, even having a green team, who made sure that we placed our garbage in the appropriate bins.

By the last day the snow has started to fall, hiding the surrounding mountains from view and making the way back to Edmonton very challenging.

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International Convention of University Presses at Frankfurt Book Fair

Academic publishers from around the world gather each October at the Frankfurt Book Fair to buy and sell international publishing rights and licences, to seek information and compare notes on new publishing technologies and services, and to explore means by which to develop and improve their roles and value in the university enterprise to disseminate new knowledge. The modern Frankfurt Book Fair, established in 1949, is an ideal venue for this exchange. It attracts over 7000 exhibitors, including academic presses, trade publishers, and technology vendors, from 100 countries, as well as nearly 300,000 visitors and 10,000 journalists over its five-day assembly.

In 2014, the second annual, multilingual International Convention of University Presses took place during the fair. Latin American university press networks initiated the International Convention with the goal of establishing links among national and regional university press networks around the world. A roundtable discussion explored the purpose and potential of an international association of university press associations. Taking up the question were representatives from eight countries: Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Mexico, France, South Africa, the United States, and Canada. Five Canadian university presses (Alberta, Ottawa, Wilfred Laurier, McGill-Queen’s, UBC) attended as members of the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP). Linda Cameron, Director of the University of Alberta Press and Past President of ACUP, represented Canada on the roundtable panel.

Among the issues debated, three stood out: 1) with the internationalization of knowledge and the emergence of a global knowledge economy, academic publishing needs better infrastructure to enable and support more translation; 2) more international publishing partnerships are needed to facilitate the wider dissemination of knowledge; and, 3) in support of both of these two issues, a shared understanding of peer review practices is needed, and perhaps international standards for peer review need to be articulated.

Linda Cameron proposed a well-received concrete first step: that group members establish a database of grants and other funding support available in each country for enabling translation into other languages. Later sessions on support for international awareness of the humanities as well as open access cited such an initiative as the type that an international network of university press associations could undertake to effectively support the international flow of knowledge.

 

Round table "Toward the Formation of an Association of University Press Associations". On stage with Linda Cameron of the University of Alberta Press are: Peter Berkery, Executive Director of the Association of American University Presses; Emmanuelle Corne, AEDRES (L’Association des éditeurs de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur), France; and Hetta Pieterse, Unisa Press, South Africa.

Round table “Toward the Formation of an Association of University Press Associations”. On stage with Linda Cameron of the University of Alberta Press are: Peter Berkery, Executive Director of the Association of American University Presses; Emmanuelle Corne, AEDRES (L’Association des éditeurs de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur), France; and Hetta Pieterse, Unisa Press, South Africa.

Conrad Kain Launch on October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014 saw another excellent event come together. Our thanks to the Alpine Club of Canada members and their guests, who welcomed us to their monthly meeting.

Author Zac Robinson has spent close to ten years working with the letters of Conrad Kain, and gave a great talk about the life of the man who was one of Canada’s most legendary mountaineers.

Conrad Kain was born and raised in Austria, so it made sense to partner on the event with our colleagues from the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. Thank you for helping us put together and publicize this convivial event.

Between the snacks, the beer, and an animated Q&A session, it was a lively evening and the perfect way to launch Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933 in Edmonton.

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Rudy Wiebe at LitFest

Cathie and I have just spent a wonderful hour at LitFest’s CBC Centre Stage. Three emerging writers, who have been published in the award-winning Glass Buffalo Magazine, each read a short excerpt from Rudy Wiebe’s new book, Come Back (Alfred A. Knopf), read a piece of their own writing, and then discussed how it was connected in tone or inspiration to his book.

Deborah Ramkhelawan, Nicole Harrish, and Karla Comanda all graduated from the University of Alberta, as did Rudy Wiebe, who also taught creative writing there for many years. And so did Matthew Stephanic, host and editor of Glass Buffalo.

After the emotionally-charged readings, Rudy Wiebe took to the stage and talked about the writing process and how it took him almost 30 years to write about the tragic topic of suicide, the loss of a son.

He spoke about how we remember and how we use those memories and emotions in our writing. For instance, in Come Back, he uses a memory that “walks past the coffee shop and explodes in his character’s head.” He challenged the character to track that memory back, further and further, to create what happened and why.

You can hear Rudy Wiebe, who just celebrated his 80th birthday, on Tuesday, October 21 at the Milner Library Theatre. He’ll be appearing with Myrna Kostash, Aritha van Herk, and Thomas Warton.

Climber’s Paradise Launches with Great Success

The book launch for Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974 on October 8 brought over 70 people out to the U of A’s Education building to celebrate over 10 years of research by Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein.

PearlAnn’s reading and presentation with slides started off the evening. The two panelists, Dr. Julie Rak (English & Film Studies) and Dr. Naomi Krogman (Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology) gave superb responses to PearlAnn’s work. It was so interesting to see where the speakers led us as they discussed citizenship, sustainability, and public space. The Q&A was informed and lively; people were engaged and eager to converse about the ideas that emerged.

Dr. Lynette Shultz, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, was our MC. She commented that it is powerful “to come together across disciplines and sectors to discuss the issues that matter to us.”

Our thanks to the team that put this event together, especially the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research. Our particular thanks to Julie and Naomi for their comments on the “book as artifact.” The whole UAP team worked hard to make a contribution to the remarkable manuscript that PearlAnn brought to us.

 

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Congress 2014

Four months have gone by since UAP staff (Colleen Skidmore, Peter Midgley, and Monika Igali) came back from Congress 2014, and we are already thinking about Congress 2015, but why not go down memory lane for a few minutes to recall some of the highlights of the last week of May at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario?

Colleen Skidmore attended Congress “in part and as usual, as a member of the Canadian Historical Association, but also in another role as Scholar-in-Residence with the University of Alberta Press, which was a new and exceptional experience.”

Peter Midgley, as always, was busy with attending sessions and scouting out new manuscripts, meeting with UAP authors and colleagues of other presses present at the book fair, which this year was also the venue for the President’s reception. Authors stopped by at the UAP booth, where we displayed our newly acquired CCI Press books. Among those books, Geo Takach, UAP author, discovered one that was designed by his wife, Bonnie Sadler Takach.

The highlight for the University of Alberta Press was Sanctioned Ignorance [Paul Martin] winning the 2013 Gabrielle Roy Prize. ACQL/ALCQ presented the award at a special gala during Congress.

These pictures captured some of the excitement of Congress 2014, and showcase the beauty of the Brock University campus.

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