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Catherine Taylor and Pradeep Atrey

Catherine Taylor


The University of Winnipeg proudly honours two deserving recipients: Dr. Catherine Taylor, Professor of Rhetoric, Writing and Communications, Professor and Director of Academic programs, Faculty of Education; and Dr. Pradeep Atrey, Associate Professor of Applied Computer Science.  

Dr. Catherine Taylor is widely known for work on sexual and gender diversity and social justice within education. As the Principal Investigator of several large-scale research projects that are actively supported by virtually all national, provincial and territorial schools system organizations in Canada, she and her research teams are instrumental in building inclusive school climates for sexual and gender minority students and their parents. These research projects include the first-ever national survey on homophobia and transphobia in Canadian schools in partnership with Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, and the Every Teacher project on LGBTQ inclusive education in partnership with The Manitoba Teachers Society. The multi-faceted research approach — involving students, educators, school division directors and Education professors — has resulted in many publications and presentations reaching scholars, educators and government officials and has directly informed policy and law development across the country. Her unwavering commitment to make schools inclusive and safe for all children and youth advances human rights across Manitoba and Canada. Taylor is also a dedicated mentor to a significant number of students, providing important training in research methods for emerging scholars.

Pradeep Atrey

BTech, MS, PhD

Dr. Pradeep Atrey’s research is making notable contributions at the international level in the continually evolving area of security and privacy in technology. Designing privacy loss models and techniques to preserve the privacy of people, Atrey is developing algorithms and frameworks for state-of-the-art surveillance systems.  He has also contributed in the areas of multimedia security (video authentication and sharing), cloud-based privacy-enabled social networking, and secure computation of multimedia data in medical and surveillance applications. His research has a great impact on society and includes a significant number of refereed journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. He has delivered keynote speeches and research talks at various platforms around the world. He is also active in training and supervising graduate students.

For their outstanding contributions as world-class scholars, The University of Winnipeg is pleased to award Dr. Catherine Taylor and Dr. Pradeep Atrey The Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.