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


Design cohort overcomes obstacles to build a virtual Dungeness crab

Working in isolation did not hamper graduate students’ successful international collaboration...

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Improvisation helps UCalgary speedskaters slide into medals

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Faculty of Arts celebrates Black History Month

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Two students named as finalists for McCall MacBain Scholarships

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In the media


In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in National Observer

No new taxes for Albertans as Kenney preps for another tough times pandemic budget

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In the News: Naomi Lightman, Sociology, in Edmonton Journal

Opinion: How private long-term care facilities handled COVID needs scrutiny

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In the News: Amanda Melin, Anthropology and Archaeology, in Hindustan Times

Genome study of Capuchin monkey uncovers hints on its large brain, long life

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in CTV News

Pandemic 'number 1' priority in Thursday's budget: Alta. finance minister

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