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About the Faculty

We nurture talent, imagination and ambition to understand the world. We assess our place, generate new ideas, and help find solutions to global challenges. 

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Arts fast facts

359

full-time faculty

8,530

undergraduate and graduate students

10

Canada Research Chairs

28

 fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Featured news

The Animal Kinship Project - glimpse into the world of animals through music

Classics and Religion instructor Dr. Craig Ginn draws attention to Indigenous histories and worldviews through music

Renowned scholar talks intersectionality, discrimination and backlash against ‘wokeism’

Kimberlé Crenshaw takes part in March 18 UCalgary Courageous Conversations speaker series

Giving Day 2024 across campus, part 2

Giving Day is still a few days away, but you don’t have to wait until then to make your gift

UCalgary prof to lead thought-provoking discussion on AI-inspired research and human identity

Join Marina L. Gavrilova April 25 for Lecture of a Lifetime 2024

Beyond the binary: Piecing together research on gender diversity

Emilie Lui's student research project explores gender diversity and identity through an immigrant lens

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Taking the stairs in the Social Sciences building? Read up on the tale of Leon the Frog