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University of Regina Press launched

News Release Release Date: February 20, 2013 1:30 p.m.

The University of Regina has announced the name of the Canadian Plains Research Center Press is being changed to the University of Regina Press on March 1, 2013. The new name will increase the name recognition of the University of Regina.

The new Director of the U of R Press is Bruce Walsh. A 25-year veteran of the book industry, Walsh is a two-time winner of the Libris Award for his “outstanding contribution to Canadian publishing” and has worked with writers such as Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro, and Peter C. Newman. The former Vice President of Marketing for Margaret Atwood’s LongPen and Director of Marketing and Publicity at McClelland & Stewart, he has spent most of his career in academic publishing. Walsh also worked for Oxford University Press, Routledge and McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Walsh says he will build on the publishing program already in place—including books on aboriginal issues, the environment, and regional themes—while strengthening the scholarly apparatus of the press. “I’m joining a team of publishing professionals who have a history of putting out sophisticated and necessary books,” he said. “I have every expectation that we will do great things together.”

Dr. David Malloy, Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of Regina, said “I am pleased to have someone of Bruce Walsh’s calibre join us at the University of Regina. With a goal to enhance scholarship, discover great writers, and have our books read around the world, we are very pleased to have Bruce leading the publishing team.”

The University of Regina Press will launch at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences to be held in Victoria, B.C., during the first week of June 2013.

 

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