U of R Press recognized for promoting Sask heritage

By Costa Maragos Posted: June 19, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Members of the U of R Press receive the Lt. Governor's Heritage Architecture Excellence Award on June 9, 2015. (L-R: The Honourable Mrs. Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Bruce Walsh, David McLennan, Karen Clark, Duncan Campbell, Diane Perrick, Nickita Longman, Donna Grant)
Members of the U of R Press receive the Lt. Governor's Heritage Architecture Excellence Award on June 9, 2015. (L-R: The Honourable Mrs. Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Bruce Walsh, David McLennan, Karen Clark, Duncan Campbell, Diane Perrick, Nickita Longman, Donna Grant) (Photo courtesy of Trevor Owen)

University of Regina Press and its predecessor, the Canadian Plains Research Center (CPRC) Press, have been recognized for over three decades of publications that celebrate and promote Saskatchewan’s heritage treasures.

The Architectural Heritage Society of Saskatchewan chose U of R Press to receive the Lieutenant-Governor’s Heritage Architecture Excellence Award in the category of Education, Signage, Monuments and Interpretation.

The award was presented by Her Honour, the Honourable Mrs. Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. The ceremony was held at Government House in Regina, June 9.

“This award recognizes the excellent work done by the former Canadian Plains Research Center Press, which has provided the foundation on which University of Regina Press sits,” says Bruce Walsh, Director of U of R Press.
 
“CPRC Press has not only given us a rich backlist of beautifully produced and important books--some of which are recognized with this award--but also a team of publishing professionals who have made U of R Press's current successes possible. For that we all celebrate.”
 
The Architectural Heritage Society noted 14 publications as helping preserve and celebrate Saskatchewan’s Architectural heritage.

The publications include:

The event at Government House is the latest in a string of accolades for U of R Press following the release of such national bestsellers as The Education of Augie Merasty: a Residential School Memoir by Joseph A. Merasty and David Carpenter and Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk. Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream, by MP Charlie Angus, will be published this fall.