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 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

Rethinking the Closet: Calgary Institute for the Humanities presents inaugural LGBTQ2S+ Lecture

George Chauncey, author of the groundbreaking study Gay New York, to speak at Central Library event Aug. 23 ...

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Baby naming time? Here’s how people judge what’s in a name

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High school students reflect on six weeks of hands-on research in university labs

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From the Gauntlet to a Pulitzer: Discover Susanne Craig’s journey

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Arts in the Media

Trudeau’s response to the SNC-Lavalin affair shows structural misogyny in action

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Varcoe: Economist in the middle of Alberta's minimum wage fight

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Explore our academic units

Anthropology and Archaeology


Classics and Religion


Communication, Media and Film


Creative and Performing Arts (School of)




Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)