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, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. 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.

Awards

  • 2017 Sir John A MacDonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association: Imperial Plots
  • 2017 Clio History Prize (Prairies), Canadian Historical Association: Imperial Plots
  • 2017 Gita Chaudhuri Prize, Western Association of Women Historians: Imperial Plots
  • 2017 Manitoba Day Awards, Association of Manitoba Archives: Thrashing Seasons
  • 2017 Selection, Jackets & Covers, 2017 AAUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show: Thrashing Seasons
  • 2016 Marsid Foundation Prize, Western Canada Jewish Book Awards: Holocaust Survivors in Canada
  • 2016 Manitoba Day Awards, Association of Manitoba Archives: The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause
  • 2016 Manitoba Day Awards, Association of Manitoba Archives: Indigenous Women, Work, and History
  • 2016 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, Manitoba Book Awards: Chantal Fiola
  • 2016 Beatrice Mosionier Award for Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Chantal Fiola
  • 2016 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Life Among the Qallunaat
  • 2015 Luther College and University of Regina Arts Award for Scholarly Writing, Saskatchwan Book Awards: Forest Prairie Edge
  • 2015 Manitoba Day Award, Association for Manitoba Archives: The Patriotic Consensus
  • 2015 Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Devil in Deerskins
  • 2015 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Sanaaq
  • 2014 Selection, Jackets & Covers, 2014 AAUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show: Sanaaq
  • 2013 Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Manitoba Book Awards: Imagining Winnipeg
  • 2013 Manitoba Day Award, Association for Manitoba Archives: Imagining Winnipeg
  • 2012 Gabrielle Roy Prize, ACQL: Stories in a New Skin
  • 2011 First Peoples’ Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Seeing Red
  • 2011 Scholarly Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Seeing Red
  • 2011 Regina Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Seeing Red
  • 2011 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: When the Other Is Me
  • 2011 Margaret McWilliams Award for Local History: Winnipeg Beach
  • 2011 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History: Community and Frontier
  • 2010 Margaret McWilliams Award for Popular History: Winnipeg’s Great War
  • 2010 First Peoples’ Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Taking Back Our Spirits
  • 2009 John W. Dafoe Book Prize: Lord Selkirk
  • 2009 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: Restoring the Balance
  • 2009 Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Prairie Metropolis
  • 2009 Manuela Dias Illustrated Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: All Our Changes
  • 2009 Municipal Heritage Award (Education): For All We Have and Are
  • 2009 Scholarly Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Taking Back Our Spirits
  • 2009 Melva J. Dwyer Award, ARLIS/NA: Winnipeg Modern
  • 2008 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: Lord Selkirk
  • 2008 CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History: Lord Selkirk
  • 2008 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History: Lord Selkirk
  • 2008 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: Magic Weapons
  • 2007 Robert S. Kenny Prize in Marxist & Labour/Left Studies: A Great Restlessness
  • 2007 Mary Scorer Award, Manitoba Book Awards: The North End
  • 2006 Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Winnipeg Modern
  • 2006 Margaret McWilliams Award for Organizational History: St. John’s College
  • 2006 McNally Robinson Books of the Year, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2006 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2006 Mary Scorer Award, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2006 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2005 Literary Review of Canada’s 100 Most Important Canadian Books: A National Crime
  • 2005 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: Like the Sound of a Drum
  • 2004 Mary Scorer Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba
  • 2004 Manuela Dias Illustrated Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba
  • 2002 Margaret McWilliams Award for Popular History: 1000 Miles of Prairie
  • 2002 Jason A. Hannah Medal: A Very Remarkable Sickness
  • 2001 CASE Silver Medal: The University of Manitoba: An Illustrated History
  • 2001 Mary Scorer Award, Manitoba Book Awards: The University of Manitoba
  • 2006 Margaret McWilliams Award for Organizational History: The University of Manitoba
  • 2001 CHA Clio Award (Northern History): In Order to Live Untroubled
  • 1999 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History: A National Crime
  • 1995 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: The Ojibwa of Western Canada
  • 1995 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History (honourable mention): The Ojibwa of Western Canada
  • 1995 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History: Severing the Ties that Bind

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.