Educational Leaders in Residence

Program description

The University of Calgary Educational Leaders in Residence program ignites change to advance strategic institutional teaching and learning priorities. Leaders in Residence are scholars and educators from across the academy who leverage their expertise, experience and passion to build vibrant teaching and learning cultures. These educational leaders consult and collaborate with others across the university to lead innovative projects, in areas such as online and blended learning, graduate supervision and mentorship, academic integrity, Indigenous pedagogies and assessment of learning through partnerships with Vice-Provosts and the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

As educational leaders, they are responsible for developing and implementing high-impact, institutional teaching and learning projects that lead to clear outcomes and results. Through their work, Educational Leaders in Residence are provided with an opportunity to advance their academic growth, scholarly expertise and educational leadership.

Important information 

Check back for more information regarding new Educational Leaders in Residence appointments for Indigenous pedagogies, graduate supervision and mentorship and assessment of learning starting in Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. 

Read the UToday article

Partnering with the Taylor Institute will not only allow for the development of programs that will expose supervisors to cutting-edge approaches to mentorship and graduate education, but also facilitate new research into pedagogical practice for thesis-based programs.

Dr Robin Yates, PhD

Interim Vice-Provost and Dean, Graduate Studies

Current Educational Leaders in Residence


Jessica Ayala

Educational Leader in Residence, Online Learning

Dr. Jessica Ayala, PhD, Faculty of Social Work

Sarah Eaton

Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity

Dr. Sarah Eaton, PhD, Werklund School of Education

Tara Beattie

Educational Leader in Residence, Graduate Supervision and Mentorship

Dr. Tara Beattie, PhD, Cumming School of Medicine