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In the News, 3rd edition

The Practice of Media Relations in Canada

William Wray Carney

Third edition of the "go-to" textbook on media relations, demonstrating a proactive and planned approach.

Available March 2019
ISBN: 9781772124118

Indigenous Education

New Directions in Theory and Practice

Huia Tomlins-Jahnke, Sandra Styres, Spencer Lilley & Dawn Zinga, Editors

A far-reaching look into contemporary Indigenous education, essential for anyone involved in culturally responsive education.

Available February 2019
ISBN: 9781772124149

Government Information in Canada

Access and Stewardship

Amanda Wakaruk & Sam-chin Li, Editors

A critical analysis of Canadian government information publishing—essential reading for librarians, archivists, and researchers.

Available February 2019
ISBN: 9781772124064

Entryways to Criminal Justice

Accusation and Criminalization in Canada

George Pavlich & Matthew P. Unger, Editors

A complex and wide-reaching volume that asks how and why people are constructed as "criminals."

Available February 2019
ISBN: 9781772123364

The Creation of iGiselle

Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games

Nora Foster Stovel, Editor

Romantic ballet meets artificial intelligence to change the tragic narrative, allowing for possible "feminine endings."

Available January 2019
ISBN: 9781772123814

The Stories Were Not Told

Canada’s First World War Internment Camps

Sandra Semchuk

Through oral history and photography, Semchuk examines the consequences of Canada’s first internment camps.

Available December 2018
ISBN: 9781772123784

Polish War Veterans in Alberta

The Last Four Stories

Aldona Jaworska

An intimate look at displaced Polish soldiers who built new lives in postwar Alberta.

Available December 2018
ISBN: 9781772123739

Sam Steele

A Biography

Rod Macleod

A major book on Canada’s most-storied pre–World War I figure and early Confederation history.

Available November 2018
ISBN: 9781772123791

The Flying Zoo

Birds, Parasites, and the World They Share

Michael Stock

An enthusiastic exploration of the co-evolutionary dance of birds and their parasites.

Available October 2018
ISBN: 9781772123746

Little Yellow House

Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood

Carissa Halton

A young mother’s extended love note to a city’s storied and notorious neighborhood.

Available October 2018
ISBN: 9781772123753


An Anthology of Essays

Rona Altrows & Julie Sedivy, Editors

This diverse anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction explores the universal agony and hope of waiting.

Available September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123838

Magnetic North

Sea Voyage to Svalbard

Jenna Butler

A sea voyage connecting continents traces the impacts of climate change on northern lands.

Available September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123821

John Rae, Arctic Explorer

The Unfinished Autobiography

John Rae
Edited and with an Introduction by William Barr

An annotated edition of John Rae’s unfinished autobiography that completes his unparalleled life story.

Available September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123326

Traditions, Traps and Trends

Transfer of Knowledge in Arctic Regions

Jarich Oosten & Barbara Helen Miller, Editors

An edited collection that surveys Indigenous knowledge practices in northern Canada, Greenland, and Scandinavia.

Available August 2018
ISBN: 9781772123722

Al Rashid Mosque

Building Canadian Muslim Communities

Earle H. Waugh
Baha Abu-Laban, Foreword

Community history of first Canadian mosque (1938), celebrating Muslim-Canadian identity and Canada’s homegrown Islamic communities.

Available June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123333
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123395

Anarchists in the Academy

Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry

Dani Spinosa

A provocative text that uses postanarchism to explore contemporary poetry and digital media.

Available June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123760

Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters

Edited and with an Introduction by Laura K. Davis & Linda M. Morra

An edited, annotated collection of funny, affectionate, and insightful letters between two Canadian literary icons.

Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9781772123357

Rain Shadow

Nicholas Bradley

Poetry that explores our fraught relationship with nature: playful, serious, heartsore.

Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9781772123708


Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt, Editors

A powerful collection of voices that speak to antiviolence work from a cross-generational Indigenous perspective.

Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9781772123678

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Alice Major

Poetry, science, ecological calamity, and human-driven climate change. Where do we fit in the universe?

Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9781772123685