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UM alumni are good reads too!

February 17, 2021 — 
We've highlighted a few selections for book lovers to enjoy during I Love to Read Month

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Faculty of Arts

CBC: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry series optioned for television

December 21, 2017 — 
Guy Gavriel Kay's [BA/75, Philosophy] Fionavar Tapestry series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide since being published in the 1980s, has been optioned for television.

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Austrian refugee John Paskievich captured the North End’s streets, where Indigenous peoples and Old World immigrants crossed the boundaries of ethnicity, class, and culture. UM Press showcases his work again in "The North End Revisited" // Photo: UM Press

Top 5 2017 University of Manitoba Press Books

December 19, 2017 — 
Here are a few highlights from a festive year in publishing

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Goble book and painting

Faculty of Education

Telling a storyteller’s story

March 8, 2017 — 
Knowing time was short, author Gregory Bryan asked the printers to ship a copy of his book early so that the subject of the biography, failing in health, could review its pages. Titled, “Paul Goble, Storyteller,” the account documents the life of the award-winning children’s author and illustrator, the product of four years of work. Although he sadly passed away two weeks before the book’s release, Prof. Bryan knew how Goble felt about the results of their labour.

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Nat’l Post: How the story of Canada before television is the story of radio

January 4, 2017 — 
History's Len Kuffert has a new book out: Canada Before Television: Radio, Taste, and the Struggle for Cultural Democracy

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Ma-Nee Chacaby // Photo: Ruth Kivilahti

University of Manitoba Press’ latest book: A Two-Spirit Journey

May 17, 2016 — 
Her story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism

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Westergasfabrik, Water garden in excavated gasholder, Amsterdam // Photo: Alan Tate, Great City Parks

Faculty of Architecture

Book on city parks wins award

December 2, 2015 — 
'It presents insights to the planning, design, management, funding and future plans for a human-made landscape'

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Faculty of Education

New children’s literature text aims to provide inspiration for teachers’ book lists

November 24, 2015 — 
'This is maybe a starting point to constructing your own list of best books,' says Bryan


Human Resources

Being a leader is ‘more than how many people report to you’

November 20, 2015 — 
Three university community members spoke at the Outstanding Workplace Stories series event on Nov. 13 about how they developed their leadership skills.

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POLL: Manitoba Book Awards

April 8, 2015 — 
What is your pick for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award?

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