Discover powerful learning opportunities to help you realize your potential as an educator

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning brings diverse programs, courses, workshops, events and other activities to build evidence-based teaching and learning knowledge and expertise at the University of Calgary. 

These powerful learning opportunities are developed to help you realize your potential as an educator and discover the advantages of a campus-wide peer network. They are experiences designed to deliver optimal learning outcomes in an unmatched learning environment. 

Our programming is open to academic staff, graduate student teaching assistants, postdoctoral scholars and staff at the University of Calgary. 

Important information

As of March 2020, all Taylor Institute programs, courses and other activities were transitioned to an online learning environment or postponed. 

Please refer back to this page for updates on program delivery and dates. 

The Fall 2020 program calendar will be open in July. 



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Customized, in-house programs

Digital transformation, shifting government expectations and an increased focus on equity, diversity and inclusion are changing how we teach.

The Taylor Institute can collaborate with your faculty, department or unit to develop high-impact, customized teaching development programs to meet the needs of your team. 

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Upcoming events

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Summer Wellness Series

During the summer months, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning and the Campus Mental Health Strategy are presenting a series of wellness webinars that will offer important mental health tools to build resilience and compassion.

Teaching Days

Teaching Days

Teaching Days provides a meaningful and concentrated opportunity for you prepare for the upcoming academic year. Teaching Days is offered at the end of August.


TA Orientation

Graduate student teaching assistants — or those who would like to become one — are invited to join us at one of two TA Orientations held every year the beginning of the fall and winter semesters.

Upcoming courses

The following courses will now be delivered online.

Using Zoom to facilitate online classes

Dec. 1


Creating Quizzes Online

Dec. 2


Use D2L to Collect Assignments and Provide Student Feedback

Dec. 2 


Using YuJa in Teaching and Learning

Dec. 3


Engaging Students Online

Dec. 4


Best Practices for Designing a Quality Rubric

Dec. 8


Facilitating a SoTL Book Club

Dec. 8


D2L Essentials

Dec. 9