BERNELLE PROUD TO SEE THE TAYLOR INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING OPEN
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|The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary is the first of its kind in Canada. Opening its doors on April 18, 2016 and made possible by a $40-million dollar gift from the Taylor Family Foundation, the project was delivered two months early and under budget.
TOP 3 REASONS WHY THE TAYLOR INSTITUTE IS AN AMAZING PROJECT:
1. Fitted out with the most cutting edge technology to facilitate collaborative learning and research on how people learn. Elements like big touch screens encourage groups to work together and transparent walls and video cameras throughout allow researchers to really see what teaching and study techniques work best.
2. It uses 71 per cent less energy than a conventional building of the same size using sustainable design measures and is water efficient. Recycled materials accounted for 14 per cent of the cost of the building materials, the roof reflects light to better insulate the building, there are low flow water fixtures, and LED lights controlled by daylight sensors.
3. Built at the heart of the campus, the design of the entire building is intended to be a hub for collaborating between disciplines and facilitating a myriad of events, gatherings, lectures and other educational endeavors. Community learning spaces include an amphitheater and hanging pods and are connected to smaller studios and outdoor spaces.