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 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

Grad student's art connects water science to the people

Megan Leung combines artistic talent and geography studies to tell the story of water-related issues; opening gala May 25...

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May 24 concert celebrates music by Black composers

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UCalgary announces new convocation speaker format for spring ceremonies

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UCalgary students offer contemporary art experience to Kerby Centre members

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In the media

In the News: Jennifer Winter, Economics, in Abbotsford News

B.C. to phase out oil and gas drilling credits, raise provincial revenue

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In the News: Doreen Barrie, Political Science, in The Edmonton Journal

European-style health care may not work in Alberta

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in The Calgary Herald

Alberta's economic forecast grows more optimistic, but challenges persist: ATB

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In the News: Jennifer Winter, Economics, in Vanvoucer is Awesome

B.C. scraps contentious deep well credits for oil and gas

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Anthropology and Archaeology


Department Head: Dr. Peter Dawson
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Art and Art History


Department Head: Denis Gadbois
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Classics and Religion


Department Head: Dr. Marica Cassis
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Communication, Media and Film


Department Head: Dr. Charles Tepperman
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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)


School Director: Bruce Barton
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Department Head: Dr. Robert Oxoby
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Acting Department Head: Dr. Hendrik Kraay
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Department Head: Dr. Andrea Freeman
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Department Head: Dr. Jewel Spanger
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Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)


School Director: Dr. Mark Conliffe
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Department Head: Dr. Nicole Wyatt
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Political Science


Department Head: Dr. Antonio Franceschet
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Department Head: Dr. Keith Yeates
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Department Head: Dr. Fiona Nelson
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