Faculty of Arts

Together, we will create and share vital knowledge

The Faculty of Arts is the largest and most diverse faculty at the University of Calgary.

With more than 7,100 undergraduate students, more than 725 graduate students and 40 programs, we are a vibrant research generator.

Active thinkers and researchers, we share our knowledge to help shape the best aspects of Alberta, Canada and the world.

Our students and scholars receive an enriching and global learning experience. They become well prepared to tackle future challenges.

Making history

Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High — our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — closes in June 2020. Get ready to be a part of our history!

Enriched learning experiences

We create enriched learning experiences that deeply engage our students. They consider today's most pressing issues, such as sustainability.

Our graduates become impassioned citizens who make powerful contributions within their communities and globally.

With an increased focus on learning and career readiness, we ready our students to be leaders, equipped to address key economic, social and political challenges.

Sustainability in action

Bindu Panikkar, a Development Studies instructor, wanted to give her students an enriched learning experience that reached beyond expressing ideas on a final review paper.

What started as a small class project turned into a series of free public workshops on sustainability, called Sustainability in Action.

The student-run event hosted workshops about growing your own veggies and learning how to tune up your bike.

Research that impacts

The academic community in arts fosters a robust research culture.

We attract some of the best and brightest researchers. Their work has far-reaching and transformational impacts, locally and globally.

Our researchers are involved in a variety of fields — from modern dance to experimental neuroscience to improving sleep quality.

Helping families sleep better

Our researchers are looking at how sleep impacts health, with a particular focus on how a hospital stay disrupts sleep patterns in children with cancer.

A hospital stay can impair sleep in a variety of ways, making it difficult for the child and their family when they return home.

Department of Psychology researchers hope to develop therapies to help cancer survivors and their families sleep better.

Enriching community

We are proud to host opportunities for the sharing of discoveries and insights that fuel change, impact and growth. We invite the public to more than 300 events each year so community members can become engaged in our work.

As a foundational core of university education and research, the faculty performs a key role in enriching the communities we serve.

Enabling Aboriginal youth

The Blackfoot language is facing extinction unless the younger generation continues to speak it.

Rap music may be the bridge.

Linguistics associate professor Darin Flynn is helping Blackfoot youth to generate their traditional language by using the trendy medium at a weeklong camp.

Join us in creating and sharing vital knowledge

Contact information

Andrea McLellan
Director of Development
Faculty of Arts