The University Of Calgary Press is dedicated to delivering peer-reviewed scholarly work that influences people. This university publishing house is owned by the University of Calgary, and the books that are offered provide a connection between local experience and global communities.
This university publishing house is located in Calgary, Alberta, and on October 22, 2010, it became an Open Access press. More than 70 titles have been published and offered under Creative Commons License with “Grey Matters, a Guide For Collaborative Research” being the first open source book that was offered as part of “Open Access Week” in 2010.
The goal of books is to provide an in-depth analysis of the research that was done for the creation of any release. Topics that are included motivate people to think and express their point of view allowing the conversation to move forward. Here are some of the areas that University Of Calgary Press is specialized in:
– The West
– Military and Strategic Studies
– Latin American & Caribbean Studies
– Arctic and Northern Studies
– Canadian History and Environment
– Contemporary Canadian Art and Architecture
– African Studies
– Energy, Ecology and Sustainability
– Film Studies
As the publishing house is striving to bring their publications to the largest possible audience, all researches are accessible as open-access. Free download of all titles is offered, and with authors permission, under a Creative Commons license, you can get them in PDF. All the titles also come in traditional book format, and you can purchase those from online retailers or bookstores.
The University of Calgary has been established in 1944 as a branch of the University of Alberta that has been created in 1908. Its full autonomy came in 1966, and today it has 14 faculties and more than 85 various centers and research institutes. The northwest quadrant is the location that was chosen for the main campus while the city center hosts a smaller south campus.
Enrollment of the university is at about 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. On top of that, more than 170,000 alumni all over the world include some of the well-known names in various segments. Some of the most prominent names are Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, James Gosling, Java computer language creator, Chip Wilson, Lululemon Athletica founder and ex-astronaut from Canada, Robert Thirsk.
The QS World Universities Ranking positioned the University of Calgary at the #1 spot for both Canada and North America. It was also awarded by the Times Higher Education that placed it at top 150 under 50.
The University of Calgary is located at:
2500 University Drive N.W.,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Main Switchboard: 403.220.5110
Web address: http://www.ucalgary.ca