Ottawa, September 27, 2017 – The University of Ottawa Press (UOP) unveiled an exciting 2017–2018 editorial program during a lively season launch at the Alex Trebek Alumni Hall.

The event was hosted by Monica Gattinger and Stéphanie Gaudet, both members of the UOP Editorial Board, and each director of important research hubs at the University of Ottawa: Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and Stéphanie Gaudet is Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities.

They engaged in a lively discussion with a few of the 19 UOP series editors, namely: Pierre Anctil (Canadian Studies), Michel Prévost (Regional Studies), Laura Sanchini (representing the Mercury Series), Sanni Yaya (Health and Society), Marc-François Bernier (Biographies and Memoirs) and E.-Martin Meunier (21th – Society, History, Culture).

In total, the 2017–2018 publishing program features 30 titles (14 English titles, 15 French and 1 bilingual) across all three UOP editorial axes: Francophone and Canadian Studies; Politics, Public Policy and Globalization; and Contemporary Society. Five of these titles are offered as frontlist open access (OA) titles, increasing to 79 the number of books in UOP’s OA collection. The 2017-2018 program celebrates knowledge in all of its glorious diversity. It runs the gamut of academic and broader enquiry, from local built heritage to international development, from the French Canada of yesteryear to modern-day Islam in the West, and from practical guides to scholarly titles of regional, national or international scope.

“The country’s 150-year history is built on bilingualism and cultural diversity; the Press, along with the University of Ottawa, adopted these values long ago. Our authors, whether emerging or emeritus, from the area or from afar, who write in French or in English, share a common passion for knowledge and a vision of a better world, one that is more open, accessible, and just. Whether they are exploring contemporary issues or shedding light on the past to better see the future, our authors bring knowledge to the specialized researcher, the socially aware student or more broadly the curious reader,” said Robert Major, FRSC, Vice-President Academic and Provost Emeritus, University of Ottawa, and Chair of the UOP management and editorial boards.

Titles as well as additional information are presented in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 catalogues.

The University of Ottawa Press acknowledges the support of the University of Ottawa, the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and its Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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