Faculty of Arts

Our mission is to reflect on the world and our place in it through critical inquiry, creative practices and collaborative exploration.

Information for researchers during COVID-19 response. Visit Guidance for Researchers page.

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


2020 Killam Annual Professorships awarded for creative writing, reservoir science, mental and physical health

Annual awards demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and community involvement...

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5 tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19 — and what to do if trick-or-treating is cancelled

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Faculty of Arts steps up the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion

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Leaps in microbiome research, understanding childhood pain and water supply modelling

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In the media


In the News: John Ferris, History, in BBC News

Bletchley Park’s contribution to WW2 'over-rated'

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In the News: John Ferris, History, in Daily Mail

British spy agencies BANNED non-white employees until 1980, new official history of GCHQ reveals

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in 660News

Private or public health care? An ongoing debate back in Alberta

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In the News: Sheri Madigan and Rachel Eirich, Psychology, in Conversation Canada

5 tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19 — and what to do if trick-or-treating is cancelled

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