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 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

Adam Murry asks undergrads: What are you hoping to accomplish in the real world?

Winner of Killam Undergraduate Mentorship Award encourages students to ask and answer their own research questions<br /> <br /> ...

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Lawyer so grateful that mentors found her when she attended UCalgary

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‘What you do can, and will, matter,’ says co-founder of maternal mental health program in India

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Corporate leaders, professionals, and researchers from UCalgary inspired to create change

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In the media

In the News: Benjamin Crost, Alex Whalley, Economics, in Livewire Calgary

University of Calgary economics students make big data accessible to businesses

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In the News: Michael Antle, Psychology, in Toronto Star

Was Alberta right to say ‘no’ to permanent daylight-saving time? Some experts say yes — and that other provinces are making the wrong choice

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

'Ridiculous in every way': Critics slam referendum questions as Albertans vote no to time change, yes on equalization

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In the News: Jack Lucas, Political Science, in CBC News

Fewer people tend to vote in municipal elections in Edmonton than in Calgary. We look at why

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Anthropology and Archaeology


Department Head: Dr. Peter Dawson
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Art and Art History


Department Head: Denis Gadbois
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Classics and Religion


Department Head: Dr. Marica Cassis
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Communication, Media and Film


Department Head: Dr. Charles Tepperman
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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)


School Director: Bruce Barton
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Department Head: Dr. Robert Oxoby
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Department Head: Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins
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Department Head: Dr. Andrea Freeman
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Department Head: Dr. Jewel Spanger
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Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)


School Director: Dr. Mark Conliffe
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Department Head: Dr. Nicole Wyatt
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Political Science


Department Head: Dr. Antonio Franceschet
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Department Head: Dr. Keith Yeates
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Department Head: Dr. Fiona Nelson
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