Line Chamberland, PhD in sociology, is a professor at the Sexology Department of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She has conducted studies on various forms of social exclusion affecting sexual minorities, in particular in institutional contexts: education, workforce, health care, and social services. Her most recent research focuses on homophobia in schools and on its impact on sexual minority youth. This work has been conducted in consultation with the Quebec Association against homophobia in the schools and colleges, (Tables nationales de lutte à l’homophobie dans les réseaux scolaire et collegial), which includes the main actors in the field of education (ministry, school boards, unions, students, and parents).
Line Chamberland has taken over the direction of the Québec-based SVR research team, whose 2011-2015 program centers on the theme Sexual minority youth: Vulnerabilities, resilience, and intervention practices. This team includes close to twenty researchers and collaborators from 7 universities and colleges. Since November of 2011, Line Chamberland holds the Research Chair on Homophobia at UQAM, which was implemented through the 2011-2016 Government Action Plan against Homophobia. The Chair collaborates with institutional and community settings to develop and share knowledge on homophobia and on its impact on the health of sexual minorities, in addition to the elaboration and implementation of programs and initiatives aiming to decrease homophobia.