Expert on new "Transgender in Canada" poll

Dr. Aaron Devor in January 2016, newly announced as Chair in Transgender Studies at UVic. Credit: UVic Photo Services.

The following University of Victoria faculty member is available to media to discuss the comprehensive new public opinion poll, “Transgender in Canada,” released today by the Angus Reid Institute:

Aaron Devor (Faculty of Social Sciences), the Chair in Transgender Studies at UVic, was consulted on questions for the new survey and is an expert in the development of the social movement in North America for support and acceptance of trans and gender nonconforming people. As the world’s only chair in transgender studies, he works to inspire research and discussion on crucial issues for society. The founder and academic director of UVic’s Transgender Archives, he is also an elected member of the elite International Academy of Sex Research and an elected Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. (Dr. Devor can be contacted by media today and tomorrow by email at or by phone at 250-721-7577.)

In this video, Dr. Aaron Devor discusses his work on the history and quality of care for transgender people.


Media contacts

Anne MacLaurin (Social Sciences Communications) at 250-217-4259 or

Tara Sharpe (University Communications + Marketing) at

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