I am passionate about undergraduate instruction and, if selected, I will continue to work hard to foster a safe, informative, and dynamic digital classroom environment for undergraduate students. I am committed to maintaining a respectful, approachable, and nurturing learning environment with students while ensuring that content is responsibly delivered using the most accessible methods possible.
I hold a PhD from Western University, an MA in History from University of Victoria, and an honours degree in history from the University of Calgary. I am passionate about University education, training, and helping students learn history and social studies.
Education: University of Calgary
BA (First Class Honours), 2009-2013
University of Victoria
• McKee, Taylor and Brittany Reid. “Duelism”: Confronting Sport through Its Doubles. Forthcoming Edited Collection. Publication Agreement Secured with Common Ground Research Network. Anticipated publication date, Spring 2021.
• Giancarlo, Alexandra, Janice Forsyth, Taylor McKee, and Braden Ti Hiwi. “Methodology and Indigenous memory: Using photographs to anchor critical reflections on Indian residential school experiences.” Visual Studies. Accepted for Publication. Anticipated publication date, Winter 2020.
• McKee, Taylor and Janice Forsyth. “Data, Discourse, and Decolonization at the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.” Canadian Ethnic Studies. Accepted for Publication. Anticipated publication date, March 2021.
• McKee, Taylor and Janice Forsyth. “Witnessing Painful Pasts: Understanding Images of Sports at Canadian Indian Residential Schools.” Journal of Sport History. 46:2. (Summer 2019). 175-88. DOI: 10.5406/jsporthistory.46.2.0175.
• McKee, Taylor and Brittany Reid. “Man’s Game: Media. Masculinity, and Early Canadian Hockey.” In Handbook of Sport and Masculinity. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-(concealed information)
• Walters, Jared and Taylor McKee. “Hollow Ring: Race, Spectacle, and the Mayweather/McGregor Fight” The International Journal of Sport and Society. Volume 10:1. 2018. 39-48.
• McKee, Taylor. “A Separate Reality: Creating, Contextualizing, and Curating Definitions of Violence in Hockey” Society of International Hockey Research. Vol 20:1. 43-55.
• McKee, Taylor and Brittany Reid. “Passing the Torch: Romanticism and the Modern Olympic Revival” Journal of Olympic History, Vol. 25:2, Summer 2017.
• McKee, Taylor. “The Rink and the Stage: Melodrama, Media, and Canadian Hockey” Journal of Sporting Cultures and Identities – Sport and Society. December 31, 2016.
• Journal article reviews in Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies. vol. 24- 25
o Cesar R. Torres. “Argentina and the 1984 Olympics.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 32, no. 1: 108-127
o Mark Dyreson, “Global Television and the Transformation of the Olympics: The 1984 Los Angeles Games,” The International Journal of the History of Sport 32, no.1 (2015), 172-184
• McKee, Taylor and Janice Forsyth, “Canadian sports groups have policed themselves for too long and it isn’t making sports safer,” The Conversation, February 25, 2020, (concealed information)
• McKee, Taylor and Janice Forsyth, “The NHL’s culture problems have policy solutions,” The Conversation, January 14, 2020, (concealed information)
• McKee, Taylor and Alison Doherty, “No Distance between Us: Canadians Respond to the Humboldt Broncos Bus Tragedy,” Western Health Sciences: Sport and Social Impact Research Group, 2018, (concealed information) ance_between_us_canadians_respond_to_the_humboldt_broncos_bus_trag.html
Thompson Rivers University – HIST 2480_01, HIST 2480, HIST 1120, HIST 1220, HIST 1000
• Instructor for North American Sport History, History of Pre-Confederation Canada, History of Post-Confederation Canada, Canadian Social History, Global History of the Olympic Games: Summer 2019-Summer 2020
Western University – KIN 2263g
• Instructor for Canadian Sport History, Winter 2017, Winter 2018.
Western University – KIN 3362, 2263
• Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Janice Forsyth’s Canadian Sport History and Olympic Issues courses.
University of Victoria – HIST 120a, 105b, 230b, 300b
• Teaching Assistant for: Hist 300b “Sports. Nation and Canadian Identity” (Dr. Eric Sager), History 230b (Dr. Georgia Sitara), Hist 120a (Dr. Simon Devereaux), and Hist 105b (Dr. Andrew Wender)
University of Calgary – HTST 211
• Marking assistant and group discussion facilitator for HTST 211 (Dr. Ken MacMillan).
2019 North American Society for Sport History Conference – Boise, Idaho
• Co-author with Dr. Victoria Paraschak (University of Windsor). Paper titled: “Assessing TRC Call To Action #87: Public engagement Through Wikipedia and Indigenoussporthistory.ca”
2019 North American Society for Sport History Conference – Boise, Idaho
• Co-author with Dr. Brittany Reid “Northern Romanticism: Romantic Literature in Canadian Hockey Literature.”
2019 Shakespeare Theatre Conference – Stratford, Ontario
• Co-author with Dr. Brittany Reid “The Shakespearean Olympiad: Shakespeare Festivals and the Modern Olympic Movement in England”
2019 North American Society for Sport Sociology – Virginia Beach, Virginia
• Co-author with Dr. Janice Forsyth, Dr. Alexandra Giancarlo, Dr. Braden Te Hiwi, and Dr. Habkirk. Paper titled: “Sporting Images, sporting memories: Photo elicitation and residential school sport photography”
2019 Thompson Rivers University’s Philosophy History and Politics Conference – Kamloops, British Columbia
• Panel moderator
2018 North American Society for Sport Sociology – Vancouver, British Columbia
• Co-author with Dr. Victoria Paraschak (University of Windsor). Paper titled: “The Bright Side of the Road: Wikipedia and Indigenoussporthistory.ca”
2018 Hockey Conference – Edmonton, Alberta
• Paper titled: “For Canada: The Memory, Marginalization, and Monetization of the Winnipeg Falcons.”
2018 North American Society for Sport History Conference and Pre-Conference – Winnipeg, Manitoba
• Paper titled: “Witnessing Painful Pasts: Understanding Images of Sports at Canadian Indian Residential Schools.”
2017 North American Society for Sport History Conference – Anaheim, California
• Paper titled: “Rebirth: The Wenlock Olympic Revival’s Romantic Roots,” Co-authored with Brittany Reid (University of Alberta).
2016 North American Society for Sport History Conference – Atlanta, Georgia
• Paper titled: “The Rink and the Stage: Melodrama, Media, and Canadian Hockey.”
2015 Qualicum History Conference – Parksville, British Columbia
• Paper titled: “A Most Brutal Display: The History of Hockey Violence in Western Canada.”
2014 Sport and Society Conference – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Paper titled: “A Crisis of Conscience: The History of Institutionally Condoned Violence in Ice Hockey.”
2014 Qualicum History Conference – Parksville, British Columbia
• Paper titled: “Baseball’s Racial Past: Commemorating and Criticizing the History of the Negro Leagues.”
IndigenousSportHistory.ca – Site contributor, web designer, November 2018-Present
Journal of Emerging Sport Studies – Co-Founding Editor, March 2018-Present
Sioux Lookout Indian Residential School Hockey Research Grant (SSHRC) – Research Assistant, September 2017 – Present.
• Assist Dr. Alexandra Giancarlo and Dr. Janice Forsyth with the production of research materials relating to the history of Pelican Lake Indian Residential School and the Sioux Lookout Blackhawks.
Indigenous Hockey Research Network (SSHRC Insight Grant) – Research Assistant, September 2018 – Present.
• Assist Dr. Janice Forsyth and PI Dr. Sam McKegney (Queen’s University), et al., in the administration, organization, and execution of the research grant.
Body Paragraphs – Co-Creator and Co-Host, June 2019 – Present.
• Audio series exploring connections between sport and literature aired weekly on Kamloops radio station CFBX and syndicated online.
Dialogues Undergraduate Research Journal (Thompson Rivers University) ¬– Faculty Advisor, March 2020 – Present
• Advise the journal on various editorial decisions, assist in the location of suitable peer-reviewers.
Research Assistant - Early Research Award. "More than sports and games: Physical culture at Indian residential schools and Aboriginal conceptions of health," funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation. Supervisor: Dr. Janice Forsyth. December 2015 – April 2017.
The Martlet – Editor: Sports, Lifestyle, and Humor, Victoria, B.C. - May 2015 – April 2016
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Collections Management Assistant, Calgary, AB. June-August 2014
British Columbia Archives – Exhibit Curator, Victoria, B.C.. January – April 2014
The Gauntlet – Editor: Sports and Lifestyle, Calgary, AB. April 2012 – May 2013
National Music Centre – Oral History Project Leader, December to April 2012
Select Awards and Scholarships:
• 2018 University of Western Ontario’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
• 2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
• 2017 University of Western Ontario’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
• 2017 Sport and Society: International Award for Excellence
• 2015 Western University WGRS
• 2014 Steve Stavros Scholarship
• 2013 SSHRC Scholarship Recipient
• 2013 UVIC President’s Award
• 2012 Maurice Yacowar Award
• 2012 Owen Family Scholarship
• 2011 Peer Assistance Bursary
• 2011 Jason Lang Scholarship
• 2010 University of Calgary Academic Scholarship
• 2010 Jason Lang Scholarship
• 2010 Dean’s List
• 2009 Exceptional Entrance Scholarship
• 2009 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
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