SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

April 18, 2016 10:00 ET

REMINDER: University of Calgary to open innovative teaching and learning institute

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning a first in Canada made possible by $40-million gift from the Taylor Family Foundation

CALGARY, AB --(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) - President Elizabeth Cannon along with the Taylor family, Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, partners and members of the campus community will officially open the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning during a special ceremony today. By acting as a teaching and learning "incubator" for University of Calgary faculty, and all postsecondary teachers across Alberta, Canada and beyond, the Taylor Institute offers a place where students and professors can investigate new approaches to learning, enabled by technology-rich spaces with the best educational tools available anywhere in the world.

WHAT: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Launch

WHEN: TODAY -- Monday, April 18, 2016

Formal Program & Ribbon Cutting -- 10:30 a.m. MT

Media Availability -- 11:30 a.m. MT

Media Tour immediately following availability

WHERE: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, 434 Collegiate Boulevard NW, University of Calgary, MAP

WHO: Elizabeth Cannon, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary

Lynn Taylor, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), University of Calgary

Nancy Chick, Academic Director, University Chair in Teaching and Learning

Don Taylor, Taylor Family Foundation

Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, Alberta Government

Jess Nicol, doctoral student and research assistant, Department of English.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

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    University of Calgary
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