Arts Research Stories

The UAlberta Faculty of Arts has left its mark on Alberta: the research conducted by our talented, diverse and creative people in areas such as language preservation, violence, gender roles, labour mobility, and the history of Aboriginal peoples has a lasting impact on our understanding of and engagement with our province and society. That impact reverberates throughout Canada and the world — but it starts right here in Alberta.

Below is a small snapshot of how Arts is making a difference in Alberta.

Reading an ancient bond in the look of puppy love

Researcher explores close prehistoric relationship between human and dog

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Mamma Mia, (Queer) I Go Again!

Modern Languages & Cultural Studies prof John Eason teaches Scandinavia from A(BBA) to Q(ueer)

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Printmaker Sean Caulfield breaks new ground with AGA exhibition

The Flood is both sculpture and print, a duality that Caulfield welcomes

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Prof takes on gender inequality in Nigeria

Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika uses a golden opportunity to challenge gender roles in African universities

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Building modern tools for native languages

Linguistics professor Antti Arppe creates software that may help speakers of Plains Cree use the language in all aspects of modern life

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Community Service-Learning changes the educational game

CSL’s new executive director reflects on experiences that transform students’ education and career paths

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Archive draws researchers from around the world

Stephen Kent’s collection of cult documents and testimonials span 30 years

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Up, not down: the rise (and rise) of happiness

New UAlberta study finds it gets better as we age, refuting old claims that happiness slumps in mid-life

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Family Ties

Margot Challborn knows firsthand the exclusive nature of political policies on non-traditional families. Now, her research aims for inclusion

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Creative collective breaks down the meaning of public health

Writing collective aims to get to the heart of issues in creative ways

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Eugenics history hits close to home

Arts philosopher Rob Wilson is helping draw attention to the history of forced sterilization in Alberta

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Social Intervention through storytelling

“Old Stories in New Ways” is an interdisciplinary project led by Drama professor Jan Selman for communities in Kenya

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