About research in Arts

We're one of the most multidisciplinary academic communities on campus. We lead critical and creative research inquiry, debate, imagination, discovery and entrepreneurial thinking.

Our vision for energizing Arts is to engage, inspire and discover

Larissa Lai


Research chairs

We are redefining boundaries and making groundbreaking discoveries

James Ellis


Research themes

Explore research themes at UCalgary

Sheri Madigan


Current research projects

List of the latest projects to receive funding

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Latest research news

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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Research centres and networks in the Faculty of Arts

Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies


Centre for Research in the Fine Arts


Cercle Benveniste Circle


Language Research Centre


Latin American Research Centre


Traditional Authority Applied Research Network


Research institutes with connections to the Faculty of Arts

Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute


Alberta Gambling Research Institute


Arctic Institute of North America


Calgary Institute for the Humanities


Hotchkiss Brain Institute


Van Horne Transportation Institute


Research at UCalgary

UCalgary is on a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our communities.