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


Resource-based industries get bad rap on innovation

Haskayne researchers show innovation is alive and well but not captured in standard metrics ...

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Community-led research strengthens connections between UCalgary and Métis Nation of Alberta

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Teaching through a pandemic calls for creativity, flexibility

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Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence 2021

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In the media


In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in Toronto Star

Canada’s inflation is the highest in a decade. But experts say rising prices are likely temporary

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In the News: Robert Oxoby, Economics, in CBC Radio

The Current for June 16, 2021

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In the News: Pallavi Banerjee, Sociology, in CTV News

Calgary police encouraged by witnesses coming forward in recent hate crime investigations

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In the News: David Dick, Philosophy, in University Affairs

Is philosophy having a moment?

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