November 14-19 is University Press Week 2016
University Press Week is celebrated internationally. In Canada, university presses will be promoting their newest and most exciting projects, but they will also be celebrating the current—yet often unnoticed—golden age of university press publishing. The 2016 theme is “community,” and Members of the Association of Canadian University Presses are building community through:
- books on and created from community-based research
- projects that engage members of the community
- work that allows scholars to talk to each other
- books that influence the public conversation on major issues of our time
In honour of University Press Week we wanted to take a minute to recognize our colleagues at McGill-Queen's University Press, a scholarly publisher that defends, refutes, and creates fresh interpretations of the world. With over 3,000 books in print and numerous awards and bestsellers, their goal is to produce peer-reviewed, rigorously edited, beautifully produced, intelligent, interesting books.
Check out their website for project highlights, including one from the summer of 2015, when McGill-Queen's University Press was approached to help with the publication of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report. MQUP marshaled its own staff with a team of freelancers, and in December 2015, the final report appeared on schedule in both French and English, comprised of over 2 million words with contributions from 6,750 survivors and witnesses from across the country.