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

COVID-19 researchers probe link between sleep and the greater good

What happens to empathy when we aren't sleeping properly? UCalgary scholars seek participants for study...

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Primates, Genomics and Ecology Lab takes on COVID-19

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Can art help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

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Sydney Seidel takes innovative approach in researching effects of vaping among young adults

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In the media

In the News: Rob Huebert, Political Science, in CBC News

U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty presents Canada with a 'serious' challenge, says expert Social Sharing

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

Fairness Alberta aims to highlight province’s contributions to Canada

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In the News: Lindsay Tedds, Economics, in CBC News

If the deficit makes you nervous, what about our other problems?

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In the News: Ted McCoy, Sociology, in Canadian Dimension

Solidarity and Trauma in the 24th Century: The Politics of ‘Star Trek: Picard’

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Explore our academic units

Anthropology and Archaeology


Classics and Religion


Communication, Media and Film


Creative and Performing Arts (School of)




Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)