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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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


NFL concussion lawsuit payouts reveal how racial bias in science continues

Legal complaint highlights how NFL continues to use racial science even as it claims to support racial justice, write Matt Ventresca, Faculty of Arts, and colleague in Conversation Canada...

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Camera as character: UCalgary prof’s play goes digital and beyond

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How to land a job when companies have shifted to virtual hiring

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Four University of Calgary scholars named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

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In the media


In the News: Lindsay Tedds, Economics, in Calgary Herald

Liberals are considering a universal basic income, but economists have tough questions for its proponents

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In the News: Melanee Thomas, Political Science, in Global News

Albertans shifting support, UCP and NDP now tied amid COVID-19 pandemic: Angus Reid poll

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In the News: Joshua Bourdage and Eden-Raye Lukacik, Psychology, in Conversation Canada

How to land a job when companies have shifted to virtual hiring

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In the News: Shawn Marshall, Geography, in CBC News

Environmental groups seek help to catch up on cleanups

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