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

UCalgary political scientist examines perceptions of leadership within Canadian political parties

Brenda O’Neill is first winner of Thelma Margaret Horte Memorial Fellowship in Women and Society ...

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48 local tech companies and over 1,100 students attend first-of-its-kind tech networking event

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Canada-U.K. free trade: A post-Brexit opportunity

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Reverse career fair puts arts students in the spotlight

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In the media

In the News: Aidan Hollis, Economics, in MedCityNews

How much will drug price controls harm innovation? It depends

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In the News: Vivek Shraya, English, in The Star

What do you do when the love of your life fails you? Vivek Shraya turned it into a solo show

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In the News: Kent Fellows, Economics, in CBC News

More than 40 ships backlogged in Port of Vancouver due to rail blockades

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In the News: Lucija Muehlenbachs, Economics, in The Washington Post

Canada’s oil bust has left thousands of orphan wells, and not enough money for cleanup

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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)