Associate Dean of Arts, Professor
Phone: 204-786-9893


Dr. Catherine Taylor is Acting Dean of Arts and Professor of Education and 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 Journal of Education, 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 Human Rights Trust for the First National Climate Survey of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in Canadian Schools, and she will be working again with longtime research partner Dr. Tracey Peter (U Manitoba) on the Second National Climate Survey in 2018-19. She was one of five area leaders for the CIHR-funded study Reducing Stigma, Promoting Resilience: Population Health Interventions for LGBTQ Youth (PI Elizabeth Saewyc, UBC). Dr. Taylor was also lead researcher in partnership with Manitoba Teachers’ Society on the Every Teacher Project, a SSHRC-funded study of 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; the Final Report was published in 2015 and the Recommendations Toolkit in 2017 with Project Coordinator Chris Campbell. Dr. Taylor is currently leading the RISE Project on LGBTQ-inclusive Teacher Education in Canadian Universities, which will engage Faculties of Education in a capacity-building effort to develop evidence-based curriculum guidelines.

Degrees Received

Ph.D. (Toronto)
M.A. (Queen’s)
B.A. (Hons.) (Trent)

Current Projects

RISE Project on LGBTQ-inclusive Teacher Education in Canadian Universities. Funded by SSHRC Insight Grant.

Second National Climate Survey on Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools. Funded by grant from Egale Canada Human Rights Trust.

C2C: A Two-Spirit and Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBTQ and Allies. Funded by SSHRC Connections Grant.

The University of Winnipeg’s Community Engagement Initiatives in Support of Educationally Marginalized Children and Youth. Funded by SSHRC ASU Grant.

Scholarly Publications, Project Reports, and Media