University of Calgary

Dr. Lynn Taylor appointed Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)

UToday HomeApril 24, 2012

Lynn Taylor is the new Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning). Photo courtesy of Lynn TaylorLynn Taylor is the new Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning). Photo courtesy of Lynn TaylorI am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lynn Taylor as Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), effective August 1, 2012.

Taylor comes to us from Dalhousie University where she is the Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching for the university, and Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Education and the College of Sustainability. She is a highly-regarded educational development specialist with a long and distinguished career in advancing innovation and excellence in teaching and learning in post-secondary education in Canada. Her enthusiasm for educational development, academic integrity and academic leadership is infectious, and makes her the ideal candidate to lead the realization of the University of Calgary’s teaching and learning strategy.

The new position of Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) was created to ensure that the commitment made in our Eyes High vision and Academic Plan priorities to enrich the quality and breadth of learning at the university is attained. Taylor will lead the implementation of the Integrated Framework for Teaching and Learning. The vice-provost will engage student leaders, deans, associate deans and academic staff in an ongoing dialogue, and will encourage academic staff to reach their full teaching potential and maximize student engagement in the classroom. In particular, Taylor will lead a critical discussion next year on the expansion of recognized teaching metrics on campus.

Taylor holds a BSc and BEd from Memorial University, a MA from Dalhousie University and a PhD from the University of Ottawa, and has extensive peer-reviewed publications and presentations to her credit. She sits on national and international editorial boards and professional societies dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education, including the Selection Panel for the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Awards. Her passion for teaching also extends to the numerous MEd and PhD students under her supervision over the years.

I would like to thank the members of the Advisory Selection Committee for their dedication to the search and selection process for this position. They were: Christine Johns (Director, Planning and Reporting); Ryan Lee [Interim Vice-Provost (Students]; Ola Mohajer [Vice-President (Academic), Students’ Union]; Sandy Murphree (Deputy Provost); Paul Rogers (President, The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary); Dennis Sumara (Dean, Faculty of Education); Tongjie Zhang [Vice-President (Finance and Services), Graduate Students’ Association]; and Shawna Boyko (Executive Director, Office of the Provost).

Please join me in welcoming Lynn Taylor to the team in the Office of the Provost.

Dru Marshall
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)