SoTL Reading Group for 2018


As last year, we are thrilled that Jonathan Mee is facilitating a SoTL reading group that will meet regularly throughout the semester. Group members are taking turns presenting a SoTL paper of their choice. The next meeting is 2pm, Friday, January 26th in EL 2462.  Ana Colina will be presenting and discussing the following:

The full schedule is as follows:

Jon Mee: Jan 8th, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Ana Colina: Jan 26th, 2-3pm
Miriam Carey: Feb 14th, 10-11am
Chris Thomas and Erik Christiansen: Feb 28, 9-10am 
Michelle Yeo: Mar 14, 11:30am-12:30pm
Karen Manarin: March 28, 11am-noon

If you are not already on the communication list for this group, and would like to be placed on it to receive calendar invitations, please contact Jonathan at

Everyone welcome! Please feel free to share with colleagues. 

Mark your Calendars for ISSOTL 2017!

ISSOTL2017 announcement

The 14th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, October 11-14 2017

co-hosted with the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary

Annual Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff AB


Please note that the Institute's Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will not be held in 2017 since Mount Royal University through the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is co-hosting, with the University of Calgary, the 2017 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, "Reaching New Heights"  in downtown Calgary from October 11 - 14, 2017. 

Our annual Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will, again, be held in November, 2018. 

We hope to see you at ISSOTL 2017 in Calgary, October 11 - 14, 2017.


2016 Symposium on SoTL: Learning In and Across Disciplines
2015 Symposium on SoTL: Connecting People, Practices & Pedagogies
2014 Symposium on SoTL: Collaborative Conversations
2012 Symposium on SoTL
2011 Symposium on SoTL
2010 Centennial Symposium on SoTL
TransCanada International Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Institute sponsors an annual Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning which brings together senior higher-education administrators, private and public-sector stakeholders, and campus leaders who are committed to fostering and promoting systematic scholarly inquiry across the international post-secondary landscape. These events are often organized in partnership with national and international organizations and societies, and range in focus from institutional leadership to the role of students as co-researchers. 

In 2014, TransCanada PipeLines Limited became a co-sponsor of the Forum. 


2016 TransCanada Forum at the Canadian Association of Community Service Learning Conference

  • keynote speaker: Patti Clayton, Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

2014 TransCanada Forum: Undergraduate Research

  • keynote speaker: Mick Healey, Higher Education Consultant and Researcher, UK

2011 Canadian Assessment Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • speakers: Charles Blaich, Director of the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium; Pat Hutchings, Senior Associate with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Pierre Zundel, President of the University of Sudbury

2010 Canadian Leadership Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Campus EventsTo share the findings of Institute-supported research with the MRU community, the Institute co-ordinates monthly research presentations on campus.  Follow our blog or facebook page for regular announcements.