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

Three generations of influential Indigenous women writers to speak at annual UCalgary literary event

Maracle, Simpson, and Benaway set for MacEwan Hall Feb. 28 as 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Writer(s) ...

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8mm Cine Workshop Proposal

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Five ways families can help tackle climate change

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ArtsCast Episode 4: Two semesters in France for International Relations undergrad

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In the media

In the News: Shelley Alexander, Geography, in CBC News

Number of coyotes sauntering down Calgary streets and snatching pets has leapt by 66% — but don't panic

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In the News: Sheri Madigan, Psychology, on CTV News Calgary

Advice to get kids outside

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In the News: Blake Shaffer, Economics, in the Calgary Herald

Power prices surge to $999 MWh and natural gas climbs as cold snap hits Alberta

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In the News: Charlene Elliott, Arts and Kinesiology, in the Vancouver Sun

Harvard neuroscientist issues caution about legalized cannabis edibles

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Anthropology and Archaeology


Classics and Religion


Communication, Media and Film


Creative and Performing Arts (School of)




Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)