Faculty of Arts

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

Information for researchers during COVID-19 response. Visit Guidance for Researchers page.

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 Memoriam: Joyce Doolittle

Campus flag lowered on Friday, March 27...

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How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

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UCalgary leads in formation of Canadian Concussion Network

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In Memoriam: Terry Penelhum, Faculty of Arts

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In the media

In the News: Lindsay Tedds, Economics, in Global News

EI for COVID-19? What we know so far about the new emergency response benefit

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In the News: David J. Bercuson, Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in the National Post

David J. Bercuson: COVID-19 is bringing out the deceptive worst in Russia, China and Iran

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In the News: David Taras, Communication, Media, and Film; Trevor Tombe, Economics, in the Calgary Herald

Keystone investment not a distraction from COVID fight, Kenney vows

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

Alberta lays off one per cent of its workforce, as experts decry announcement as ‘tone deaf’

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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)