The University of Calgary and the Calgary Stampede hosts Campfire Chats in recognition of National Aboriginal Day. Blackfoot Elder Reg Crowshoe leads guests in tipi-raising and tipi-painting demonstration.

Energizing Arts

Faculty of Arts Strategic Plan 2017-22

Engaging Communities

The Faculty of Arts comprises a variety of communities, both external and internal.

Engaging our communities in the vision, mission and values of our faculty builds lasting connections between our students, faculty, staff, alumni, community partners and supporters.

Engaged faculty and staff take pride in their work, are innovative and productive, and contribute to the initiatives of the faculty. Engaged students are passionate about their learning. An engaged Faculty of Arts fosters well-being in the workplace and promotes shared values based on mutual respect.

The Faculty of Arts will also fully integrate with the Calgary community and realize the potential of our students, faculty and staff in a respectful environment.

Our goals

Strong external community

We will build a strong external Faculty of Arts community by fostering mutually beneficial partnerships with and among our constituents. We will provide more opportunities to share faculty and community expertise as well for alumni and community members to engage with students and faculty. Within the Faculty of Arts, we will regularly report development priorities and progress and we will better communicate research findings to the public.

Inclusive environment

We will foster engagement and well-being within the Faculty of Arts by supporting an inclusive work environment for students, faculty and staff. We will ensure broad-based participation in faculty governance, enhance internal communications, and provide more systematic support for specific staff groups. We will champion the university’s Campus Mental Health Strategy and encourage healthy workplace strategies.

Engaging Communities

See how UCalgary Arts goes out to the world, and brings the world to our campus.

Pallavi Banerjee

Pallavi Banerjee, assistant professor in Sociology, discusses her research with Yazidis refugees in Calgary.

Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis, Director, Calgary Institute for the Humanities talks about environmental humanities.

Jennifer Leason

Jennifer Leason, assistant professor, Anthropology and Archaeology, talks about her research in Indigenous women's maternity experiences.

Faculty of Arts Students Association

James Falls and Sahar Sultani talk about the Faculty of Arts Students Association and how it enriches the student experience at UCalgary.

Peace bridge at night

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