University of Calgary

April 15, 2013

A crowd filled with anticipation gathered at the Taylor Family Digital Library Friday to be part of the unveiling of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

The new facility, unique in Canada, will transform teaching and learning for all students and faculty at the University of Calgary and beyond.

This special edition of UToday explores the generosity of the Taylor family, the significance of their $40 million donation, and what it will mean for the future of the University of Calgary.


Campus community celebrates Taylor family’s historic donation
Don Taylor challenges donors to beat record $40-million gift.

Taylor family promotes educational excellence
$40-million gift inspired by passion for lifelong learning.

FAQs: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
Facility will be unique among Canadian universities.

Helping teachers to be their best
Technology-rich space, tools will support faculty to enhance skills.

Breaking the mould on student learning
New institute provides more hands-on and cross-discipline learning.

First pilot project focuses on integrated teaching and research
New course a model for College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation.

Slide show, social media capture spirit of event
Campus gathering honours remarkable donation. View Slideshow

In the News: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

April 12
Globe and Mail
University of Calgary receives $40-million gift, largest in its history

April 12
Calgary Sun
University of Calgary given record $40M donation from Calgary tycoon Don Taylor View Slideshow

April 12
CBC Calgary
U of C gets $40M donation for better teaching Watch Video

April 12
Calgary Herald
U of C receives record $40-million donation for new teaching institute