About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2016-17, we are making tremendous progress on our journey to become one of Canada's top five research institutions, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.’


The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 30,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs provide global context while promoting diversity and excellence in learning, teaching and research.

The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas – the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It is also a leader in sustainability with its set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership and campus operations.

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About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is a diverse, comprehensive and extremely active faculty, attracting the best and the brightest researchers and educators whose work makes significant impacts in several of the University of Calgary's priority research areas including Human Dynamics in a Changing World; Brain and Mental Health; Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow and New Earth - Space Technologies. We are the largest faculty at the University of Calgary with more than 7,000 students and 378 faculty members spanning over 50 programs, 12 departments and 2 schools.

Schools and Departments

  • School of Creative and Performing Arts
  • School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
  • Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Art
  • Classics and Religion
  • Communication, Media and Film
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology