Interdisciplinary, Student-Centred, Inclusive: Welcome to ISUP

The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) is the centre for research on teaching and learning at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). ISUP advances the study of university pedagogy, and in collaboration with interdisciplinary faculty, staff, and students across UTM, we support the development of students’ academic skills through courses, consultations, workshops and programs. These offerings are all informed by our commitment to innovative, inclusive, and accessible pedagogy.

Additional opportunities offered in partnership with ISUP:

  • In addition to first-year foundational courses, students at all stages in their academic career can connect with the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) through individual consultations, workshops, and programs.
  • Faculty, sessional instructors, librarians, staff teaching assistants, graduate students and postdocs can connect with the Teaching and Learning Collaboration (TLC), a community with a shared interest in teaching and learning at UTM. 

Explore our website to learn more.

Contact Us

If you would like to contact one of our staff or faculty directly you will find contact details on the Our People page.  

If you have general inquiries, you are welcome to contact us at

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Latest Issue of the ISUP Journal

Read the latest issue of ISUP's annual showcase of student papers.
Panel discussion on Islamophobia. Critical perspectives on systematic Islamophobia: Current research, lived realities, and possible futures. September 28, 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm, MN 3230 (CDRS) UTM. Anver Emon, Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), U of T. Faisal Bhabha, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Sarah Shah, Department of Sociology, UTM & IIS. Sheliza Ibrahim, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy, UTM. Wafaa Hasan, Women & Gender Studies Institute, U of T. Register at

Islamophobia Panel Discussion

Critical perspectives on systematic Islamophobia: Current research, lived realities & possible futures.
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ISP100 in "The Medium"

ISP100: A Soon-to-be Mandatory Course that Develops Essential Academic Skills