Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures


Catherine Taylor


Contact: c.taylor@uwinnipeg.ca

Catherine Taylor
Department of Education and Department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communications
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

Phone: (204) 786-9893

Fax: (204) 774-4134

Catherine Taylor


Dr. Catherine Taylor is Professor and Director of Academic Programs in the Faculty of Education and Professor in the Faculty of Rhetoric, Writing, & Communications at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. Her recent work on research ethics, LGBTQ wellbeing and LGBTQ-inclusive education has been published widely in scholarly books and in journals such as Canadian Aboriginal Journal of Community-based HIV/AIDS Research, Canadian Review of Sociology, Feminism and Psychology, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and Journal of LGBT Youth. Dr. Taylor served as principal investigator in partnership with Egale Canada for the First National Climate Survey of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in Canadian Schools. She is one of five project leaders for the CIHR-funded national study of school-based interventions to reduce stigma and promote resilience for LGBTQ youth. Dr. Taylor is now lead researcher in partnership with Manitoba Teachers’ Society and Egale Canada on the “Every Teacher” project, a study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to explore Canadian teachers’ experiences of LGBTQ-inclusive education through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, with the aim of systematically sharing teachers’ dispersed expertise and developing practice-based recommendations.

Degrees Received:

Ph.D.,University of Toronto
M.A., Queen's University
B.A. (Hons.), Trent University

Current Projects

Principal Investigator, The First National Climate Survey on Homophobia in Canadian Schools. Funded by Egale Canada.

Principal Investigator, The Every Teacher Project. Canadian Teachers' Experiences and Perceptions of LGBTQ-Inclusive Education. Co-investigators Elizabeth Meyer, Tracey Peter, Janice Ristock & Donn Short. Funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant. Research partner Manitoba Teachers' Society.

Co-investigator/Executive Team Member and Area Leader for Reducing Stigma, Promoting Resilience: Population Health Interventions for LGBTQ Youth. Prinicipal Investigator Elizabeth Saewyc (UBC) and 15 co-investigators. Funded by CIHR Operating Grant (Large Grants competition).

Select Publications

  • Taylor, C., Paquin, S., and Peter, T. (in press). Homophobia research as discourse intervention: Ecological factors in the success of the First National Climate Survey on Homophobia in Canadian Schools. In L. Sokal and K. McCluskey (eds.), Community connections: Reaching out of the ivory tower. Ulm, Germany: International Centre for Innovation in Education.
  • Taylor, C. (in press). Missives from the adult world to LGBTQ youth. Review essay. Journal of LGBT Youth.
  • Peter, T., & Taylor, C. (2012). Sexual and gender minority youth and the discourses of 'homophobia high': The first national climate survey on homophobia and transphobia in Canadian schools. L. Samuelson & W. Antony (Eds.), Power & resistance: Critical thinking about Canadian social issues (pp. 72-97). Winnipeg: Fernwood.
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