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


Class of 2020: Research on cannabis and driving leads to PhD

Human factors scholar Sarah Simmons now joining W21C Research and Innovation Centre...

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Schizophrenia researcher inducted into Royal Society of Canada

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Celebrated playwright joins Royal Society of Canada

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Class of 2020: Emerging technologies extend possibilities for live theatre during pandemic

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In the media


In the News: Aritha van Herk, English, in CBC News

Creative writing student tapped to moonlight as video game writer

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In the News: Aidan Hollis, Economics, in Globe and Mail

COVID-19 patients in Alberta’s ICUs could more than double over next two weeks, provincial health authority says

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In the News: Linda Fedigan and Amanda Melin, Anthropology and Archaeology, in Phys.org

Researchers observe instance of cannibalism in wild white‐faced capuchin monkeys

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In the News: Aidan Hollis, Economics, in CBC News

As Sask. government considers new measures, economists weigh impacts of locking down

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