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Faculty of Arts

Our mission is to reflect on the world and our place in it through critical inquiry, creative practices and collaborative exploration.

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Critical and creative research

Our research engages communities and fosters innovation, leadership and creative practice.

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Teaching excellence and expertise

We promote, celebrate and reward innovations in teaching practices. We prepare our students for a variety of academic and non-academic careers.

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Internationalize your degree

Study at a partner university or take part in an international field school organized by the University of Calgary. Work for a vetted international organization. Or take part in a research placement at a partner institution.

Discover the world as part of your Arts education

Embracing equity, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to understanding cultural and social differences both locally and globally, and to promoting equal rights and opportunities across our constituencies.

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Latest news

Beyond the binary: Piecing together research on gender diversity

Emilie Lui's student research project explores gender diversity and identity through an immigrant lens

Study finds Netflix misses the mark by trivializing teenagers’ pain

UCalgary-led research discovers movies and TV series aimed at adolescents reinforce gender and racialized pain stereotypes

No ‘drought’ about it: Water restrictions are coming in Alberta this summer

For World Water Day, Tricia Stadnyk talks about the predicted drought and how Albertans can prepare

UCalgary researchers investigate the science of psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder

Clinical trial to explore potential of psychedelics combined with therapy to help someone reduce or stop drinking

Power in numbers, equality in education

More than a century into their mission, the changemakers behind the Calgary chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women are still making history

Landscape in Motion project celebrates Calgary landscapes through dance and landscape architecture

Collaboration between School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and School of Creative and Performing Arts explores landscapes through lens of human body

In the media

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in CBC.CA News

Municipal-federal deals to face provincial oversight under proposed Alberta law

In the News Rob Huebert, Political Science/Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in CBC

Protecting Arctic sovereignty

In the News Keith Dobson, Psychology, in The National Post

Is 'bed rotting' self-care or laziness? What to know about this Gen Z trend

In the News Alexander Hill, History/Centre for Military, Security and Strategy Studies, in Sputnik International

Why Crimea Remains Key Strategic Black Sea Base for Russia After 80 Years

In the News Rob Huebert, Political Science/Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in The National Post

Canada to look at new submarines, and Trudeau doesn't rule out nuclear option


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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)

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