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Series and events

Annual conference

Exploring various themes related to postsecondary learning and teaching.

Teaching development conference

Teaching Days provides a meaningful and concentrated opportunity to prepare for the upcoming academic year.

Workshop series

Investigating a variety of topics including academic integrity, EDI, blended and online learning, OERs and mental health.

Support series

Offering short courses and drop-in sessions to support nominations for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards.

Workshops, webinars, conferences and more

The Taylor Institute offers a wide variety of teaching and learning events, workshop series and webinars for audiences at UCalgary and beyond. We welcome academic staff, students, staff and postdoctoral scholars to attend any of our series and events.

Do you have a great idea for a teaching and learning workshop that you would like to facilitate at the Taylor Institute? One of our priorities is to bring colleagues across campus together and support you in creating meaningful learning opportunities for our students. We accept requests twice a year from academic staff external to the Taylor Institute to facilitate workshops. Click here to learn more.

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Teaching Days

Get inspired! Discover teaching practices to spark your students' curiosity, build your confidence and energize your classroom.

Join us annually for two full days of teaching development workshops.

Blended and Online Workshop Series

The Blended and Online Workshop Series (BOWS) are sets of interactive workshops that focus on pedagogy and practice of blended and online learning.

Course Design Conversations

Each session in this series will have a guest presenter to share their experiences, engage in discussions and explore strategies for effective classroom teaching and learning.

D2L Introductions: The Tools You Can Use in Brightspace

This series is designed to introduce participants to the tools of D2L and provide them with the skills necessary to manage and organize their courses.

EDI Workshop Series

The aim of this series is to highlight how systemic inequities manifest in post-secondary environments and ways in which educators can move towards inclusive and equitable teaching practices, while catering to the learning needs of all their students.

Open Educational Resources

Each session in this workshop series will consist of key learnings, helpful resources and exercises to equip participants with the skills they need to achieve their goals for teaching with OERs. 

Teaching Assistant Workshop Series

In this series of workshops, graduate students working as teaching assistants (TAs) or those interested in working as TAs will be introduced to pedagogical topics relevant to TA roles.

Transforming STEM Teaching and Learning Series

This four-part conversation series will give faculty, instructors and TAs in the STEM and allied fields the opportunity to connect, talk and learn (talking is learning) about how we can authentically create spaces of belonging for all STEM learners.

Summer Wellness Series

During the summer months, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning and the Campus Mental Health Strategy presents a series of wellness webinars featuring UCalgary experts. 

Integrity Week

Integrity Week is the premiere opportunity to showcase ethical teaching and learning. It aligns with the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, an event celebrated across the globe on the same day to bring attention to term paper mills, predatory tutoring and other forms of contract cheating. 

Teaching Awards Support Series

This series offers short courses and drop-in sessions to support nominations for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards program.