Interdisciplinary Studies

Religious Studies welcomes Dr. Peter Sabo for a five-year term

Dr. Sabo is the inaugural Belzberg Professorship Lecturer in Jewish Studies

Welcome to Deb Verhoeven: Canada 150 Research Chair

Verhoeven will join Digital Humanities & Women's and Gender Studies in 2019

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Learn about graduate programs.

Interdisciplinary Studies

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Some of the cast of UVG playing games in the Arcade. It is very meta.

The Arts and Science of Computer Games

Explore the power of computer games to inform, educate, and entertain.

What is Interdisciplinary Studies?

Interdisciplinary Studies is a unit of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning and research.

Our mission focuses on developing, guiding and sustaining:

  • vibrant and innovative undergraduate and graduate programmes
  • interdisciplinary and community research and learning initiatives
  • individuals, departments and other units developing interdisciplinary initiatives


The Interdisciplinary Studies unit offers the following diverse programs:

Environmental Studies
International Studies
Media Studies
Religious Studies
Science,Technology & Society
Writing Studies

Digital Humanities
Religious Studies

Computer Game Development
Peace & Post Conflict Studies