Who are the University of Calgary Teaching Scholars and how are they working together to create a community of practice? In 2016, The Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning sponsored ten projects across the University of Calgary. As a community of practice, the Teaching Scholars have begun to transition from cultivating their community to problem solving.


Isabelle Barrette-Ng

Isabelle is a Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences.  Her scholarly interests include developing evaluating novel active learning strategies in large-enrollment courses, and supporting graduate students in STEM develop evidence-based teaching practices.

Patricia Danyluk

Patricia Danyluk grew up in northern Manitoba where she spent the early part of her career working with remote First Nations and Métis communities. Patricia is currently the Director of Field Experience for the community-based Bachelor of Education.

Yvonne Poitras Pratt

Yvonne Poitras Pratt (Métis) is Assistant Professor at Werklund School of Education. She teaches Indigenous Education along with other courses and, in 2016, she helped create a graduate program focused on reconciliation efforts. Her research interests include digital storytelling, critical service-learning, social justice, and the integration of arts in education.

Robin Mueller

Robin Mueller is an Educational Development Consultant at the University of Calgary’s Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.  She supports engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, consults with campus partners to strengthen teaching and learning initiatives, and supports individual teaching development. Robin also maintains an active SoTL research agenda.