2024 Awards Season

We are thrilled to announce a number of wins and nominations for UMP’s 2023 titles this awards season!

The Art of Ectoplasm by Serena Keshavjee won the 2024 Manitoba Day Award from the Association of Manitoba Archives. 

The Art of Ectoplasm

Encounters with Winnipeg's Ghost Photographs

Serena Keshavjee (Editor)

The Art of Ectoplasm reflects on the history and legacy of T.G. and Lillian Hamilton's extraordinary collection of paranormal photographs, which have inspired and perplexed academics, historians, and artists since their creation a century ago, and offers a compelling look at a chapter in social history not entirely unlike our own.

Patricia Bovey's Western Voices in Canadian Art was selected in the Scholarly Illustrated category at the AUPresses Book, Jacket & Journal Show. 

Patricia Bovey (Author)

Throughout her remarkable career as a gallery director, curator, and author, Patricia Bovey has been a tireless champion for the work of Canadian artists. Western Voices in Canadian Art brings this lifelong passion to a crescendo, delivering the most ambitious survey of Western Canadian art to date.

Stored in the Bones by Agnieszka Pawłowska-Mainville won the 2023 Margaret McWilliams Book Award for Scholarly History from the Manitoba Historical Society. 

Stored in the Bones

Safeguarding Indigenous Living Heritages

Agnieszka Pawłowska-Mainville (Author)

Stored in the Bones enriches discussions of treaty rights, land claims, and environmental policy. Presenting an international framework that may be used to advance community interests in dealings with governments, the study offers a pathway for Indigenous peoples to document intangible cultural heritage.

School of Racism by Catherine Larochelle was shortlisted for the Wilson Institute Book Prize. 

School of Racism

A Canadian History, 1830–1915

Catherine Larochelle (Author), S.E. Stewart (Translator)

This award-winning book names the ways in which Canada’s education system has supported ideologies of white supremacy—ideologies so deeply embedded that they still linger in school texts and programming today. School of Racism bridges English- and French-Canadian histories to deliver a better understanding of Canada’s identity.

Plundering the North by Kristin Burnett and Travis Hay was shortlisted for both the JW Dafoe Book Prize and the Canadian Historical Association's Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize. 

The JW Dafoe jury commented: “This book provides a critical look at the process of food and staple acquisition in the north, based on colonial trading mechanisms that undermined traditional access to food and the recognized value of that food.”

Plundering the North

A History of Settler Colonialism, Corporate Welfare, and Food Insecurity

Kristin Burnett (Author), Travis Hay (Author)

Plundering the North provides fresh insight into Canada’s colonial project, laying bare the processes behind the chronic food insecurity experienced by northern Indigenous communities by charting the social, economic, and political changes that have taken place in northern Ontario since the 1950s.

Leo Baskatawang's Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law was also shortlisted for the JW Dafoe Book Prize. The jusy commented: “Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law is a thorough analysis of the intent of treaties, the legislation and policy specific to Indigenous people in Canada, and the resultant ambiguity of treaty rights specific to education.”

Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law

Kinamaadiwin Inaakonigewin and the Treaty Right to Education

Leo Baskatawang (Author), Jim Daschuk (Foreword)

Baskatawang envisions a hopeful future for Indigenous nations where their traditional laws are formally recognized and affirmed by the governments of Canada. Baskatawang thereby details the efforts being made in Treaty #3 territory to revitalize and codify the Anishinaabe education law, kinamaadiwin inaakonigewin.

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.