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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  • Reconsidering Confederation: Canada's Founding Debates, 1864-1999 

    Heidt, Daniel (University of Calgary Press,, University of Calgary, 2018-10)
    July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada's Confederation - the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten provinces, ...
  • The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock 

    St-Denis, Guy (University of Calgary Press,, University of Calgary, 2018-10)
    Major General Sir Isaac Brock is remembered as the Hero of Upper Canada for his defence of what is now Ontario during the War of 1812, and also for his noble death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. In the more than two ...
  • Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West 

    Ellis, Jim (University of Calgary Press,, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    What are the challenges we face around water in Western Canada? What are our rights to water? Does water itself have rights? Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West documents the many ways that water flows through our ...
  • 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 ...

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