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Committed to a goal of research excellence with its bold Eyes High strategy, undergraduate and graduate students from the Faculty of Arts are major contributors to the strength of the university's research and learning landscape. Faculty of Arts students are regularly recognized for the following awards:

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
    The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

  • Killam Awards 
    The Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship and Prize Programs were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. The primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five selected Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

  • Dean's List
    The Dean's List recognizes students who achieve regular outstanding academic success

  • Students' Union Undergraduate Research Symposium
    This annual research symposium hosted by the University of Calgary Students' Union gives undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research alongside other undergraduate researchers from across campus.

PURE Awards

With a commitment to become one of Canada's top five research universities, one of the most important initiatives at the University of Calgary’s is the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience, better known as PURE. Each year undergraduates can apply for the prestigious PURE Awards, which provide financial research support to some of the university’s most promising students over the Spring and Summer months.

The program is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to learn how to develop research projects, undertake independent research and contribute to knowledge in their respective fields.


Congratulations to the Faculty of Arts PURE Award recipients:

Philosophy Honours student compares a Friedrich Nietzsche character to works by other 20th Century writers

Psychology major to look at how motivational, psychological, social and behavioral characteristics impact weight loss outcomes

BA Honours student’s research part of a larger collaborative project with the University of Victoria, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute

Visual Studies major seeks to increase gallery visitor engagement through a more hands-on experience

Dance major looks to yoga practices for inspiring and creating modern dance choreography