Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor PhD

Professor, Rhetoric and Communications and Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg

Dr. Catherine Taylor is Associate Dean of Arts and Professor of Education at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. Her work on research ethics, 2SLGBTQ wellbeing and 2SLGBTQ-inclusive education has been published widely in scholarly books and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Taylor has led several national studies of 2SLGBTQ-inclusive education:  the “National Inventory” study of interventions in support of 2SLGBTQ youth in Canadian school districts (area 3 of the CIHR-funded research program led by Dr. Saewyc); the First National Climate Survey of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in Canadian Schools (with longtime research partner Dr. Tracey Peter in partnership with Egale Canada); and is now working with Dr. Peter (project lead) on the Second National Climate Survey.  Dr. Taylor also led 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. She now leads the “RISE Project” (also SSHRC-funded), another national study, this time focusing on work done in Faculties of Education.