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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

2023 Faculty of Arts Killam Award winners

Congratulations to the Killam Award winners from the Faculty of Arts

2023 Killam Postdoctoral Scholars focus on health of pre-term babies and childhood cancer survivors

Scholars awarded prestigious fellowships to pursue novel research programs

UCalgary prof in partnership to help reduce boreal forest disruption from oil and gas exploration

Academics, industry and government in Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment project push for seismic line solutions

2023 Killam Emerging Research Leaders celebrated for their scholarly achievements

3 early-career faculty members lauded for their contributions to environmental science, multisensory storytelling, and critical care medicine

In the media

In the News Abiba Yayah in The Conversation Canada

Ghana’s shea industry is not taking care of the women behind its growth

In the News Melanie Kloetzel, SCPA, in CBC Homestretch

Dance Research Conference

In the News Dawn Johnston, Communication, Media and Film, in Arch Magazine

Taylormania: The Unstoppable Rise and Pop Dominance of Taylor Swift

In the News Trevor Tombe, Economics, in Toronto Sun

Trudeau shatters myth of ‘ideal’ carbon tax

In the News Trevor Tombe, Economics, in The National Post

Trudeau says he's exercised 'fiscal restraint.' That's ... not true

In the News William Holden, Geography, in Al Jazeera English Online

10 years after Haiyan, are mangroves protecting Philippine coastal areas?

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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)