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

International recognition for Department of Economics

Three prestigious research awards find UCalgary to be one of Canada’s top Economics hubs ...

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

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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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Arts in the Media

David J. Bercuson: Why Afghanistan is America's new Vietnam

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‘We were quite surprised’: CCTV footage casts doubt on ‘bystander effect’

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Varcoe: Economist heading Alberta's minimum wage panel vows to keep politics out of it

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

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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)