Faculty of Arts

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

Engage, Inspire and Discover

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 diversity

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

Compassionate ‘zero-suicide’ prevention on campuses urgently needed

Debbie Bruckner, Faculty of Social Work, Andrew Szeto, Faculty of Arts, and Susan Barker, Werklund School of Education, writing in Conversation Canada...

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Life is a juggling act for Olympic medal winner Colleen Sostorics

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Greeting our new recruits

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Students get out-of-this-world advice from Col. Chris Hadfield

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In the media

In the News: Melanee Thomas, Political Science, in Jump Radio

Who is in Canada’s middle class, and why some experts hate the term

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in Macleans.ca

The slip-up in the Liberals’ biggest policy promise

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In the News: Mike Maloney, Anthropology and Archaeology, in CTV Calgary

Baffin Island shipwreck gives glimpse into little known chapter of Canadian history

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in CBC New Brunswick

Stand up for equalization in face of mounting criticism, says prof

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Explore our academic units

Anthropology and Archaeology


Classics and Religion


Communication, Media and Film


Creative and Performing Arts (School of)




Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)