The University of Calgary Press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly work that makes a difference. We disseminate research that makes us think, that moves the conversation forward. Our books explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in our lives, and our impact on the world around us.

As a scholarly publisher, we feel a responsibility to ensure that the research of our authors is accessible to its widest possible audience. We therefore embrace open-access publishing and strive to make as many of our publications as possible available as open-access files that are free to anyone who wishes to download them.

Our open-access titles are also published in traditional book format and are available for purchase through bookstores and on-line retailers.

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  • No Straight Lines: Local Leadership and the Path from Government to Governance in Small Cities 

    Kading, Terry (University of Calgary Press,, Political Science, University of Calgary, Thompson Rivers University, 2018-05)
    Small cities face intricate challenges. No Straight Lines provides the basis for a refined model of community-engaged leadership and research designed to realize equality of quality of life. With particular attention to ...
  • The Paraguayan War: Causes and Early Conduct, 2nd Edition 

    Whigham, Thomas L. (University of Calgary Press,, History, University of Calgary, University of Georgia,, 2018-03)
    Reissued with a new introduction by the author, The Paraguayan War is an engrossing and comprehensive account of the origins and early campaigns of the deadliest and most extensive interstate war ever fought in Latin ...
  • Coded territories: tracing indigenous pathways in new media art 

    Loft, Steven; Swanson, Kerry (University of Calgary Press,, University of Calgary, Publisher's version, 2014-10)
    This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover thematic concepts and underlying ...
  • China's Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada 

    Lackenbauer, P. Whitney; Lajeunesse, Adam; Manicom, James; Lasserre, Frédéric (University of Calgary Press,, University of Calgary, Publisher's version, 2018-01)
    China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada is one of the first in-depth studies of China’s increasing interest in the Arctic. It offers a holistic approach to understanding Chinese motivations and the potential ...
  • Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia 

    Webster, David (University of Calgary Press,, History, University of Calgary, Publisher's version, 2018-01)
  • Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Versus the Triple Alliance, 1866–70 

    Whigham, Thomas L. (University of Calgary Press,, University of Georgia, Publisher's version, 2017-12)
    In 1864 the capture of Brazilian steamer the Marquês de Olinda initiated South America's most significant war. Thousands of Brazilian, Argentine, and Uruguayan soldiers engaged in a protracted siege of Paraguay, leaving ...
  • Northern Tigers: Building Ethical Canadian Corporate Champions 

    Haskayne, Dick; Grescoe, Paul (Haskayne School of Business,, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, 2017-09)
    Northern Tigers is both a fascinating memoir by one of the most successful executives in North American Business history and a personal manifesto from an outspoken corporate leader on the issues of business ethics and ...
  • Ranching Women in Southern Alberta 

    Herbert, Rachel (University of Calgary Press,, 2017-09)
    Once dominated by large cattle operations covering thousands of acres, Alberta in the 1880s-1930s saw a shift as small, family-owned ranches began to dot the province's southern plains. While this era of agriculture might ...
  • The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert 

    Sharman, Lindsey (University of Calgary Press,, Founders' Gallery, Military Museum, 2017-09)
    The Writing on the Wall tells the story of artist, curator, writer and activist Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA. Although never claiming to be political and rejecting a feminist label, Cardinal-Schubert's work recognizes ...
  • Calgary: City of Animals 

    Jim, Ellis (University of Calgary Press, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    How have our interactions with animals shaped Calgary? What can we do to ensure that humans and animals in the city continue to co-exist, and even flourish together? This wide-ranging book explores the ways that ...

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