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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.

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 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

Accessibility of public places for people with disabilities lags in Calgary

Motivated by her late father’s disability, UCalgary geographer Victoria Fast leads Mapping Our Cities for All project to measure accessibility of Canadian cities

Be part of the change on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

UCalgary holds ceremony Dec. 6 honouring victims of Montreal Massacre

4 UCalgary leaders receive 2023 Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Scholar Janaka Ruwanpura, student Yvette Yao, alumni Puneet Mannan and Iman Bukhari honoured

Creative technologies exhibit shows anti-racist world through newcomer-youth eyes

Youth and Anti-Racism Integration Collective hosts final exhibit in mid-December

4 letters everyone should know: SoTL

Barbara Brown shares why scholarship of teaching and learning is finding fertile ground at UCalgary

Award-winning play unveils love on stage

Shakespeare in Love opens UCalgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts drama mainstage season

In the media

In the News Brent Else, Geography, in Arch Magazine

When Your Science Lab is a 6,000-tonne Icebreaker

In the News Abiba Yayah (Postdoctoral Associate), Political Science, in The Conversation

Ghana’s shea industry is not taking care of the women behind its growth

In the News Sheri Madigan, Psychology, in The Conversation

Protecting kids online: A guide for parents on conversations about ‘sextortion’

In the News Ryan Burns, Geography, in The Conversation

Why Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge is missing the mark

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