Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is a vibrant community where the Creative and Performing Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities come together in exciting ways.

The synergies from fifteen departments, six outstanding performing arts venues, five professional schools, a world-renowned museum and a leading art gallery inspire students to become critical thinkers and inspiring leaders.

Each day in the Faculty of Arts, we explore ways to create positive change in the world around us. We are asking alumni, donors and community members to imagine what we could do together.

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Projects and Success Stories:

  • Priority Project

    Image by Santiago Ramon y Cajal

    The Beautiful Brain: Exploring Art and Neuroscience

    A new collaborative project aims to create conversations and expand our understanding of connections between visual art and neuroscience. In fall 2017, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery will more

  • Success Story

    Teaching at the heart of giving

    Teaching at the heart of giving

    Musicologist Elizabeth Lamberton (MA’78, PhD’88) fondly recalls her time at UBC. She credits her inspiring professors with helping her to discover her own lifelong passion: teaching. “I more

    Research Excellence, Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship

    Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship

    The Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship has been established by Farid Rohani in honour of Jamaloddin Khanjani, a successful businessman who, because he was Baha’i, lost his business after the more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Faculty of Arts Bursary Fund

    Faculty of Arts Bursary Fund

    Donor funding is critical for many students to obtain a post-secondary education. The Faculty of Arts Bursary Fund provides students with the much-needed finances and enables them to focus on more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    BC Leadership Chair in Culture and Ecosystems at Risk

    BC Leadership Chair in Culture and Ecosystems at Risk

    The study of indigenous cultures and their interactions with local environments can inform our understanding of issues related to environmental conservation, resource management and sustainable more

    Community Engagement, Research Excellence, Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    The Summer Institute for Future Legislators

    The Summer Institute for Future Legislators

    At UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions we hear concerns about the quality of our democracy. We need good people to enter politics, people who are prepared for the more

  • Priority Project

    Global Reporting Centre

    Global Reporting Centre

    Media companies have closed foreign bureaus and cut back on investigative reporting. While citizen journalists, social media and the regular feed of short foreign news stories can keep the public more

    Student Learning

  • Special Appeals

    1942 Japanese Canadian UBC Students Fund

    1942 Japanese Canadian UBC Students Fund

    A fund has been created as a tribute to recognize the Japanese Canadian students of 1942 who were unable to complete their UBC degrees or to take part in their more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Faculty of Arts Endowment Fund

    Faculty of Arts Endowment Fund

    The Faculty of Arts Endowment provides vital support for student-run societies and other critical learning opportunities outside the classroom. more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    School of Music

    School of Music

    The UBC School of Music is today one of the leading music schools in Canada and the largest in western Canada with some 300 undergraduates, 100-plus graduate students, and over more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions

    Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions

    Located within the Department of Political Science and established through a generous gift from Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) seeks to more

    Research Excellence