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

In these uncertain times, our university family continues to help those in need

UCalgary 2019 United Way campaign progress update...

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Campaign to end gender-based violence reminds us the work isn’t finished

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Six questions with the new chief of Campus Security

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ArtsCast Episode 4: Two semesters in France for International Relations undergrad

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In the media

In the News: UCalgary In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Mark Dickerson

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

Cost of a fair deal: experts break down Alberta government panel’s mandate

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In the News: Rebecca Sullivan, English/Women's Studies, in The Wire

'Baby, It's Cold Outside' – But It's Heating Up on Social Media

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In the News: Chris W.J. Roberts, Faculty of Arts, writing in the Globe and Mail

The crisis in Cameroon exposes lingering problems in Canadian foreign policy

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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)