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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

International feminist media conference comes to UCalgary

Scholars from across the world look at media through a feminist perspective...

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Class of 2023: Trailblazer empowers immigrant communities

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Meet the speakers for Spring Convocation 2023

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Trauma research meets choreography in upcoming dance performance

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In the media

In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in CBC News

Tax cuts or tax credits? Economic diversification questions loom for next Alberta government

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In the News: Lisa Young, Political Science, in CBC News

Will Monday's provincial election put Alberta on a 'continued collision' course with Ottawa?

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In the News: Melanee Thomas, Political Science, in Toronto Star

Alberta election: Both would-be premiers are women. Does it matter?

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In the News: Elizabeth Paris, Anthropology and Archaeology, in Discover Magazine

5 Important Artifacts From Ancient Maya Civilization

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