About Us

University of Manitoba Press is dedicated to publishing books that combine important new scholarship with a deep engagement in the issues and events that affect the lives of Canadians.

Founded in 1967, UMP was the first university press established in western Canada. We are widely recognized as a leading publisher of books on Indigenous history, Indigenous studies, and Canadian history. UMP’s editorial focus also includes books on the Arctic and the North; ethnic and immigration studies; Indigenous languages; Canadian literary studies, especially Indigenous literature; environment, land use, and food studies. We also publish a wide-ranging list of books on the culture and history of the Canadian prairies.

UMP is committed to working closely with its authors and to the wide dissemination of scholarly research. We sell our books internationally through independent and chain bookstores, to public and research libraries, and through online vendors.

University of Manitoba Press is located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Ininiwak, Anisininewuk, Dakota Oyate, and Dene peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. UMP respects the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

University of Manitoba Press is grateful for the support it receives for its publishing program from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism; the Manitoba Arts Council; and the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme.