Faculty of Arts

Our mission is to reflect on the world and our place in it through critical inquiry, creative practices and collaborative exploration.

Information for researchers during COVID-19 response. Visit Guidance for Researchers page.

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

Eight innovative cross-cutting teams across UCalgary awarded grants for child health and wellness

Community-partnered research a key area of focus to accelerate outcomes for children...

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Fear isn’t enough to change youth behaviours during COVID-19, researcher says

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History of surveillance in the spotlight for Lecture of a Lifetime 2021

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COVID-19 has been much harder on those who already had anxiety and financial issues

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In the media

In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in The Energy Mix

Conservative MPs Feel ‘Blindsided’ as O’Toole Embraces $50/Tonne Carbon Levy

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In the News: Blake Shaffer, Economics, in The National Post

Conservative climate plan will impose a $20-per-tonne carbon charge on fuel

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In the News: Blake Shaffer, Economics, in MSN/CBC News

A wave of electricity storage projects is coming to Alberta and could be the linchpin for more renewables

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In the News: Melanee Thomas, Political Science, in CBC News

Alberta NDP would likely form majority if election held today, new poll suggests

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Explore our academic units

Anthropology and Archaeology


Art and Art History


Classics and Religion


Communication, Media and Film


Creative and Performing Arts (School of)


Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)