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.

Join us to explore the possibilities.

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Projects and Success Stories:

  • Success Story

    Donation Enables Emmy Award-Winning Documentary

    Donation Enables Emmy Award-Winning Documentary

    “Journalists work their entire careers for awards of this prestige,” said Mary Lynn Young, former Director and Associate Professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism. “Winning these awards early more

  • Success Story

    The Power of Opera

    The Power of Opera

    From heroes and villains to laughter and heartache, opera offers timeless tales. For soprano Simone Osborne (DMPS ‘09), the universal stories that connect artists and audiences motivate her to more

  • Priority Project

    Jerry Wasserman Scholarship in English and Theatre

    Jerry Wasserman Scholarship in English and Theatre

    The Jerry Wasserman Scholarship has been established in honour of Professor Wasserman’s contributions to research and teaching in both UBC’s Department of English and the Department of Theatre more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Mary Sue Stephenson Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

    Mary Sue Stephenson Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

    Professor Mary Sue Stephenson has been the face and cornerstone of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) at UBC having taught all students in their core courses more

  • Priority Project

    The Judith Saltman Prize

    The Judith Saltman Prize

    Professor Judith Saltman is recognized internationally as an expert on Canadian children’s literature; however her contributions go far beyond her scholarship. In her 32 years as a professor in the more