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Dr. Natasha Kenny

Pronouns: She/Her


Senior Director

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

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Educational Background

Bachelor of Environmental Science Natural Resource Management, University of Guelph, 1997

Master of Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph, 2000

Doctor of Philosophy Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, 2008


As Senior Director, Natasha provides academic and administrative leadership for the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. She plays a key role in the development, implementation and promotion of the TI vision and strategy. She works with institutional, national and international partners to research, support and advocate for teaching and learning in higher education.

Natasha has a broad and interdisciplinary academic background that includes a Bachelor of Environmental Science, a Master of Landscape Architecture, and a PhD in Land Resource Science from the University of Guelph. Natasha has strong interests in educational leadership, workplace well-being in academic contexts, and the scholarship of teaching and learning and educational development. She also maintains disciplinary research interests in bioclimatic urban design and outdoor thermal comfort.


Areas of Research

Educational leadership, well-being in higher education, the scholarship and practice of educational development, scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)


  • United Way Community Impact Award, University of Calgary United Way Cabinet. 2021
  • Distinguished Educational Development Career Award, Educational Developers of Canada . 2018
  • U Make a Difference Award, University of Calgary. 2018