uCalgary receives $40-million gift for teaching and learning institute

April 12, 2013

The University of Calgary announced Friday a $40-million donation from the Taylor family to create the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Through this institute, uCalgary will research the most effective methods for engaging students, support faculty to be the best teachers they can be, and provide some of the most innovative learning spaces available anywhere in North America, says uCalgary president Elizabeth Cannon. The institute, set to open in early 2016, will also provide students with a wealth of new hands-on learning opportunities. Undergraduate students from a range of faculties will be brought together to collaborate on social issues, acquiring research, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. The Taylor family has been a strong supporter of uCalgary, with its legacy including the Taylor Family Digital Library and the Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia. The family's $40-million donation is the largest single gift in uCalgary's history. uCalgary News Release | Globe and Mail