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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  • Treasuring the Tradition: The Story of the Military Museums 

    Bercuson, David Jay; Keshen, Jeff (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, History, University of Calgary, Memorial University, 2020-02)
    The Military Museums in Calgary, Alberta is Western Canada’s only tri-service museum and military education centre. Containing the regimental museums of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), Lord ...
  • Bedside and Community: 50 Years of Contributions to the Health of Albertans by the University of Calgary 

    Mansell, Diana; Stahnisch, Frank; Larsson, Paula (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Nursing, Medicine (Department), University of Calgary, Oxford, 2020-02)
    Bedside and Community is the inside story of fifty years of health care and health research at the University of Calgary. Drawing on the first-person accounts of researchers, administrators, faculty, and students along ...
  • The First Century of the International Joint Commission 

    Macfarlane, Daniel; Clamen, Murray (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Western Michigan University, McGill University, 2020-01)
    The International Joint Commission oversees and protects the shared waters of Canada and the United States. Created by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, it is one of the world’s oldest international environmental bodies. ...
  • Mobilizing Global Knowledge: Refugee Research in an Age of Displacement 

    McGrath, Susan; Young, Julie E. E. (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Social Work, Geography, York University, University of Lethbridge, https://press.ucalgary.ca/authors/, 2019-09)
    In 2018, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees documented a record high 71.4 million displaced people around the world. As states struggle with the costs of providing protection to so many people and popular ...
  • A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid 

    Donaghy, Greg; Webster, David (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, History, Bishop's University, 2019-08)
    Canada’s foreign aid programs are an area of ongoing interest, yet there is little knowledge of Canada’s 70-year aid history, the historic forces that have shaped Canadian aid policy, and the many complex factors that ...
  • La Confédération, 1864-1999: nouvelles perspectives 

    Heidt, Daniel; Coates, Colin MacMillan (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, York University, 2019-07)
    On associe souvent le 1er juillet 1867 à la date de la Confédération canadienne, le jour de naissance du nouveau pays. Mais le processus ne faisait que s’amorcer en 1867. Du petit dominion aux frontières restreintes, le ...
  • The Politics of Violence in Latin America 

    Policzer, Pablo (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Latin American Research Centre, University of Calgary, 2019-07)
    Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. It has suffered waves of repressive authoritarian rule, organized armed insurgency and civil war, violent protest, and ballooning rates of criminal violence. ...
  • Protest and Democracy 

    Arce, Moisés; Rice, Roberta (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Arts, Political Science, University of Calgary, University of Missouri, 2019-06)
    In 2011, political protests sprang up across the world. In the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, the United States unlikely people sparked or led massive protest campaigns from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. These ...
  • Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts 

    Ellis, Jim (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, 2019-05)
    How do we understand the boundaries of individual creatures? What are the systems of interdependency that bind all living creatures together? Plants were among the the first to colonize the planet. They created the soil ...
  • Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880 

    Taylor, Graham D. (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, History, Trent University, 2019-04)
    For over 130 years, Imperial Oil dominated Canada’s oil industry. From Petrolia to Turner Valley, Imperial was always nearby and ready to take charge. Their 1947 discovery of crude oil in Leduc, Alberta transformed the ...

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