Dr. Wendy Carr

Professor of Teaching
Associate Dean, Teacher Education

Projects

Building digital citizenship and critical digital literacies in French program teacher candidates through open educational repositories

UBC TLEF Grant (Co-investigator), 2018-19

Mental health & high school curriculum guide: Planning for adapting, evaluating & disseminating for Indigenous youth.

CIHR Project Grant. (Collaborator), 2018-19

Teacher Education For All: Program continuation and resource creation

UBC Educational Innovations for Social Justice Initiative (Principal investigator), 2017-18

Teacher Education For All: Creating learning environments that are inclusive of sexual and gender diversity

UBC Equity Enhancement Fund (Principal investigator), 2016-17

Improving and monitoring digital literacy competencies of teacher candidates

UBC TLEF Grant (Co-investigator), 2016-17

Mental health literacy curriculum project

Carthy Foundation Grant (Co-investigator), 2014-17

Flexible learning in the Teacher Education Program: CLAS resource enhancement

UBC Flexible Learning Project (Principal investigator), 2013-14

Languages Without Borders/Langues sans frontiers: Second language educators’ conference

SSHRC Connection Grant (Co-investigator), 2011-12

Awards

2018 – Assoc of BC Deans of Education Teacher Educator of the Year Award
2018 – BC Teachers’ Federation Honorary Life Membership for Outstanding Service to BC Education
2015 – Faculty of Education’s 100 Alumni, Outstanding Contribution Award
2010 – Murray Elliott Outstanding Contribution to the Teacher Education Program
2008 – Faculty of Education Excellence in Teaching – Sessional Instructor

Selected Publications

Chapters
Early, M., Dagenais, D., & Carr, W. (2017). Second language education in Canada. In N. Van Deusen-Scholl, & S. May (Eds.) Encyclopedia of language and education: Vol.4, Second and foreign language education (3rd ed., pp. 313–326). Springer Science.

Carr, W. (2016). Afterword. In M. Filipenko, & J. Naslund (Eds.), Problem-based learning in teacher education (pp. 223–227). New York: Springer.

Carr, W. (2013). Learning French in British Columbia: English as additional language learner and parent perspectives. In K. Arnett & C. Mady (Eds.) Minority populations in Canadian second language education (pp. 22-37). Bristol: UK: Multilingual Matters.

Carr, W. (2012). Research priorities for the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers. In T. Lamb, T., Atanoska, M. Hepp, S. Jónsdottir, & J. Zielinska (Eds.) Learning from each other: A handbook for language teacher associations (pp. 81-85). Graz, Austria: European Centre for Modern Languages.

Mady, C., & Carr, W. (2011). Immigrant perspectives on French learning in English-dominant Canadian communities. In C. Varcasia (Ed.) Becoming multilingual. Language learning and language policy between attitudes and identities (pp. 195-216). Bern, DE: Peter Lang.

Articles
Carr, W., Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Heffernan, A. (2017). Preparing for the classroom: Mental health knowledge improvement, stigma reduction, and enhanced help-seeking efficacy in Canadian preservice teacher education. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. doi.org/10.1177/0829573516688596

Carr, W. (2014). Teaching and learning beyond the classroom: Community field experience in UBC’s teacher education program. Education Canada, 54(4), 24-27.

Carr, W. (2011). Introduction. In Carr, W., Dicks, J., & Lapkin, S. (Eds.). Special edition — Innovations in Second Language Teaching and Teacher Education. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Carr, W. (2011). BC’s new CEFR-inspired curriculum. Réflexions: Journal of the Canadian Assn of Second Language Teachers, 30(3), 4-6.

Carr, W. (2010). Raising FLAGS: Renewing core French at the pre-service teacher level. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 13(1), 37-51.

Carr, W. (2009). Intensive French in British Columbia: Student and parent perspectives and English as additional language (EAL) student performance. The Canadian Modern Language Review, 65(5), 787-815.

Carr, W. (2007). Teaching core French in British Columbia: Teachers’ perspectives. Vancouver: BC: Association of Teachers of Modern Languages.

Conference Proceedings

Carr, W. (2015). Empowering language networks: Canada and the European Centre for Modern Languages (pp. 38-41). World Congress, Niagara Falls. Ottawa: Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Editorships

Li, G., Anderson, J., Carr, W., & Hare, J. (2018). Supporting teachers with diversity-plus competencies for working with culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse students, families, and communities. [Guest issue]. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 3(1).

Carr, W., & Lapkin, S. (Eds.) (2017). The state of French second language education in Canada 2017. Ottawa: Canadian Parents for French.

Carr, W. & Piccardo, E. (Eds.) (2015). Second language teachers’ CEFR-inspired practices. [Teacher resource collection]. Ottawa: Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers.

Carr, W., Dicks, J., & Lapkin, S. (Eds.). Special edition — Innovations in Second Language Teaching and Teacher Education. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Teaching Resources

Carr, W., & Anderson, B. (2015). Échos Pro 3. [French second language teaching resource collection]. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.

Carr, W., & Anderson, B. (2014). Échos Pro 2. [French second language teaching resource collection]. Toronto, ON: Pearson.

Anderson, B., & Carr, W. (2013). Échos Pro 1. [French second language teaching resource collection]. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.

Anderson, B., Carr, W., Lewis, C., Salvatori, M., & Turnbull, M. (2009). Échos. [French second language literacy collection]. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.

Anderson, B., Carr, W., Lewis, C., Salvatori, M., & Turnbull, M. (2008). Effective literacy practices in FSL: Making connections. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.

Carr, W. (2001). Visages National Evaluation Package. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.

Mas, J., Carr, W., & Mennill, J. (1994). Visages 1. [French second language teaching resource]. Toronto: Addison-Wesley.

Presentations

Carr, W. & Kutcher, S. (2018). Advancing the mental health literacy agenda in preservice and inservice education. (Kutcher in absentia.) Presentation at Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Carr, W., Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., & Heffernan, A. (2018). Building teacher mental health literacy. (Wei, Kutcher & Heffernan in absentia). Conference on Academic Research in Education. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Rodger, S., Carr, W., Gilham, S., Kutcher, S., & Wei, Y. (2017). TeachMentalHealth: A mental health literacy curriculum for pre-service teachers. (Carr, Gilham & Kutcher in absentia.) Presentation at International Conference on Youth Mental Health, Dublin, Ireland.

Carr, W., Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., & Heffernan, A. (2017). Mental health literacy development in pre-service teacher education. (Wei, Kutcher & Heffernan in absentia). Presentation at International Conference on Education and New Developments, Lisbon, Portugal.

Sabatier, C., Cavanagh, M., Carr, W., & Dicks, J. (2017). Les mots me manquent: enseigner “l’autre” langue officielle. Invited panel presentation. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Toronto, ON.

Irwin, R., Lin, C., & Carr, W. (2017). Teacher mentorship: Pedagogical partnerships across multiple institutions. Invited panel presentation. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference. Toronto, ON.

Rodger, S., Gilham, C., Carr, W., Kutcher, S., & Atkins, M-A. (2017). Mental health literacy: Implementing curriculum resources for Canadian pre-service teachers. Submitted panel presentation. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference. Toronto, ON.

Kutcher, S., Hymel, S., Rodger, S., Gilham, C., & Carr, W. (2016). Mental health literacy in undergraduate and graduate teacher education. Panel presentation. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference. Calgary, AB.

Carr, W., (2015). Inspired practice: Perspectives on a new era in BC second language curriculum and pedagogy. Invited keynote. BC Association of Second Language Teachers Conference, Burnaby, BC.

Frank, B., & Carr, W. (2015). Innovations in rural education at The University of British Columbia. Invited presentation. International Conference on Social Transformation and Education Reform, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.

Carr, W. (2015). Mental health literacy: Pre-service teachers as agents of change and empowerment. Workshop presentation. North West Association of Teacher Educators. University of Western Washington, Pullman, Washington, US.

Piccardo, E., & Carr, W. (2015). Languages and beyond: Potentiel des apports plurilingues et transnationaux dans les contextes professionnels et d’apprentissage. Accepted workshop presentation. World Congress of Modern Languages, Niagara Fall, Ontario.

Carr, W. (2014). Canadian bilingualism and social cohesion: Perspectives of English/French as additional language learners in British Columbia. Workshop presentation. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, ON.

Carr, W. (2013). Taking language learning to a new level with audio, visual and multimedia texts. Workshop presentation. Languages Without Borders Conference. Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Carr, W. (2012). A common framework of reference for languages: Implications for language articulation. Invited session. Standing Committee on Language Articulation, University of Victoria.

Bournot-Trites, M., & Carr, W. (2012). Benefits and challenges of an M.Ed. program delivered in mixed-mode delivery (face-to-face and online). (Bournot-Trites in absentia.) Invited session. Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL). Conference on Innovative Practices in Technology-mediated Language Learning, University of Ottawa.

Carr, W. (2011). A common framework of reference for languages at UBC: Perspectives from BC’s new languages curriculum. Invited session in UBC’s Second Language Research Cluster, Faculty of Arts, French Hispanic & Italian Studies Department.

Carr, W. (2011). Sparking the language-literacy connection. Invited keynote speaker. SLED Talks (Second Language Education Discussion). Second Language and Intercultural Council Conference, Canmore, AB.

Carr, W., Dicks, J., Kristmanson, P., Turnbull, M., & Turnbull, C. (2011). Cross-Canada perspectives on the Common European Framework of Reference and language teacher education/practice. Opening symposium and workshop. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Fredericton, NB.

Carr, W. (2011). Literacy in core French. Workshop presentation. Languages Without Borders Conference. Montreal.

Carr, W., & Mady, C. (2011). Multilingual immigrants’ investment in learning an additional minority language (Canada). Presentation. Mobility Language Literacy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

Carr, W., & Mady. C. (2010). Canada’s linguistic ideal: Allophone immigrant perspectives. Presentation. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Montréal, Québec.

Mady, C., & Carr, W. (2009). Canada’s linguistic ideal: Allophone immigrant perspectives. International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism. Bolzano, Italy.

Dicks, J., Carr, W., Sanaoui, R., & Collins, L. (2009). Second language teacher education across Canada: Innovations and challenges. Symposium and closing panel. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Ottawa, ON.

Carr, W. (2009). ESL/EAL Learners in the second language classroom: Strategies for success. Workshop presentation. Languages Without Borders: National Conference for Second Language Educators. Edmonton, AB.

Lewis, C., & Carr, W. (2008). EAL learners and FSL programs: Challenges and possibilities. Workshop presentation. Bilingualism in a plurilingual Canada: Research and implications. Le Centre canadien d’études et de recherche en bilinguisme et aménagement linguistique, Université d’Ottawa.

Carr, W. (2007). Un programme de français basé sur la littératie contribue à une amélioration d’habileté en anglais chez les élèves dont l’anglais n’est pas la langue maternelle. Workshop and poster presentation. International Reading Association Conference. Toronto, ON.

Carr, W., & Lewis, C. (2007). Créer des communautés d’apprentissage en français langue seconde: Aller au delà des approches traditionnelles à la littératie. Workshop presentation, Congrès de l’Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée. Saskatoon, SK.

Community Work

2015 – present
Vice-President & Director, National Board of Directors, Canadian Parents for French

2015 – present
BC Provincial French Education Stakeholders Advisory Committee

2016 – 2018
Assn of BC Deans of Education representative, Teacher Education Program Working Group (ABCDE & BC Teachers’ Council)

2012-2016
Canadian Expert Representative, European Centre of Modern Languages

2009 – 2015
Acting President (2014), Vice-president (2013-14 & 2015), Director (2009-13), Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers

2011 – 2014
BC/Yukon Representative, Editorial Board, Canadian Modern Language Review

2009 – 2013
Member, BC Ministry French Curriculum Writing Committee

2005  – 2011
Past president (2010-11); President (2008-10); Vice-president (2007-09); French representative (2005-07): BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages

2005 – 2013
BC representative, National Intensive French Steering Committee

2008 – 2011
Member, BC Ministry French as a Second Language Working Committee