Faculty of Arts

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

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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

How I'm spending my summer: Making cross-cultural connections in health care

Social work undergrad Lisa L’Hirondelle collects narratives of Indigenous Peoples' experiences, during her Alberta Innovates research studentship<br /> <br /> ...

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Scholar challenges our understanding of Indigenous political movements and the Canadian state

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Digital archives of Alberta residential schools may serve educational role

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8 summer activities to promote kids’ healthy development during COVID-19

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In the media

In the News: Pallavi Banerjee and Isabel Fandino, Sociology, in Canadian Dimension

OP-ED: Canada’s International Graduate Students and COVID-19: Beyond the Rhetoric of Welcome

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, Global News

Program to help provinces weather fiscal shocks needs reform amid coronavirus: economist

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, Bloomberg

A $433 Billion Missed Opportunity Haunts Canada’s Oil Heartland

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In the News: Kelsey Pennanen, Anthropology and Archaeology, in The Gauntlet

Q&A with UCalgary’s first Trudeau Scholar in 15 years

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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)