• February 01, 2023

    February 01, 2023

    This year’s Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit is back onsite! We will spend five days focused on Canada’s growing opportunities in the International book publishing ecosystem with sessions on rights sales and exports in existing and emerging markets. The growing appetite for more books from more countries means international rights sales and exports is an exciting place to be.

  • January 05, 2023

    January 05, 2023

    The Canadian Publishers' Council (CPC) has organized an interactive and inclusive webinar series, Doors Open Publishing, which will take place from January 31 to February 8. These carefully curated sessions will provide a unique insight into the publishing industry and feature publishing professionals who work in the creation of books; from design to editorial to distribution.

  • December 14, 2022

    December 14, 2022

    On December 2, this year's cohort of 16 students presented their final projects to SFU Publishing alumni and panelists, Megan Radford, Sales Manager at Greystone Books, a trade book publisher of non-fiction books, and Michael Leyne, Editorial Director at Figure1 Publishing, an independently owned Vancouver based Canadian publisher of Art and Design as well as non-fiction books.

  • May 17, 2022

    May 17, 2022

    A robust conversation about Indigenous editing, writing, and publishing. featuring Metis scholar Warren Cariou and Cree-Métis scholar Deanna Reder. The Greg Younging Conversation takes place annually during the first week of May.

  • February 10, 2022

    February 10, 2022

    With the Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit coming up from February 9-February 12, we had a chance to speak to one of our keynote speaker’s Craig Riggs. As an MPub alumnus and former MPub instructor at SFU, we are excited to have him back to speak with our students! See what he has to say about the Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit and get a sneak peek of his presentation on February 11.

  • August 26, 2021

    August 26, 2021

    We launched the day with Ruth Linka, Associate Publisher at Orca Books; Adria Iwasutiak, Director of Publicity and Sales, Simon & Schuster Canada; Rob Firing, Literary Agent at Transatlantic, and Kevin Hanson to speak more about the future of publishing in acquisitions, publicity, contracts, rights, and agency. One advice for students who would like to work in marketing or communications is to make sure you are proficient with zoom.