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 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

Humans have been altering the environment with fire for at least 85,000 years: new study

UCalgary research team offers key contributions to Yale-led paper...

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Students harness social media for harm-reduction initiative

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Graduate Students' Association announces recipients of 2020-21 GSA Awards

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Annual community forum tackles timely topics of the day in the spirit of public debate

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In the media

In the News: Trevor Tombe, Department of Economics, in The Calgary Herald

Liberal budget generosity stops cold at stabilization payments for Alberta

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In the News: Lindsay M Tedds, Department of Economics, in Globe and Mail

What can the CERB teach Canada about establishing a universal basic income? Very little (subscribers content)

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Department of Economics, in The Epoch Times

Conservative Alberta Unhappy With O’Toole’s Carbon Proposal (subscribers content)

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In the News: Melanee Thomas, Department of Political Science, in CC

How 'orphaned voters' may end up deciding the next Alberta election

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Explore our academic units

Anthropology and Archaeology


Art and Art History


Classics and Religion


Communication, Media and Film


Creative and Performing Arts (School of)


Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)