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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.

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

Transdisciplinary exhibit highlights water expertise across fields

BRACKISH brings together students, faculty and UCalgary community members March 6-14

Toward inclusive cities: UCalgary hosts inaugural symposium on Disability & The City

March 1 event demonstrates university’s dedication to fostering inclusive, accessible communities

Honouring the educators who inspire our community

2023 University of Calgary Teaching Awards recognize recipients for their outstanding contributions to student learning


Energy vs Climate podcast: How the history of energy transitions can inform our future

A conversation with Dr. Petra Dolata, PhD, Faculty of Arts

A slam dunk for knowledge translation at UCalgary

2024 Postdoc Research Slam celebrates breadth of research through plain language competition

‘Empathy activism’ and how 1 educator is creating more inclusive teaching spaces

2023 Inclusive Excellence Award recipient Safaneh Mohaghegh Neyshabouri approaches empathy as a skill that can be taught

In the media

In the News Rob Huebert, Political Science/Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in NationTalk

Closing Canada’s back door: Strategies to control our Arctic critical minerals

In the News Trevor Tombe, Economics, in CTV News

Budget Preview 2024

In the News Rob Huebert, Political Science/Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in CTV News

Defence insiders sound alarms on state of Canadian military

In the News Amani Whitfield, History, CBC News

Janet Ewing's ball gown

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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)