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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.

Research project uncovers stealthy world of digital food marketing to teens - Dr. Charlene Elliot

Impact on Youth Health

Charlene Elliott, PhD (Communication, Media and Film), leads a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded project to uncover how food marketers are trying to appeal to teen audiences.

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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

Five UCalgary faculty members named 2024 Killam Annual Professors

Scholars internationally recognized for research excellence, community engagement and mentorship across disciplines

One year in, The Summit transforms mental health care for youth in Calgary

Every patient has an opportunity to improve the outcome for the next young person to walk in the front door

UCalgary graduate students transform complex research into compelling stories

The national Storytellers Challenge named two UCalgary graduate students as top 20 finalists with one securing a spot among the distinguished final five winners

Dr. Keith Dobson, PhD, Awarded Order of Canada Medallion

Dr. Dobson, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology was honoured for contributions to mental health research and advocacy

Alum’s first-hand experience as mature student inspires legacy gift

Scholarship offers support to students who are single parents

Canadian Innovation Week celebrates researchers accelerating positive change through collaboration

Join the conversation May 16 to discover how UCalgary faculty are leveraging their expertise to tackle social issues

In the media

In the News Rebecca Barry, Psychology, in Medscape

Most Homeless People Have Mental Health Disorders

In the News Trevor Tombe, Economics, in Global News

How capital gains tax changes could affect some family doctors


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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)

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