Dr. Wendy Carr

Professor of Teaching
(On Leave)

Projects

Developing, evaluating, disseminating and sustaining a school-based mental health literacy intervention for Indigenous youth

CIHR Project Grant (Co-Investigator) 2020-23

Growing innovation in rural sites of learning

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (Collaborator) 2019-22

Enhancing inclusive pedagogical practices of instructors in teacher education through mentoring and leadership

UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funds (Co-Investigator), 2019-20

SOGI-inclusive cultures, practices and resources in the Faculty of Education

Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relations (Principal investigator), 2018-19

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

UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funds (Co-investigator), 2018-19

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

CIHR Project Grant. (Pedagogical Advisor), 2018-19

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

UBC Equity Enhancement Fund (Principal investigator), 2016-18

Improving and monitoring digital literacy competencies of teacher candidates

UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funds (Co-investigator), 2016-17

Pedagogical framework for teacher candidates: Deconstructing dominant/western responses to social constructions of Indigeneity

Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relations – Gender, Sexuality & Social Justice Curriculum Development Initiative (Co-investigator), 2015-16

Community Work

2015 – present
Director, National Board of Directors, Canadian Parents for French

2017 – 2020
Chair, BC Provincial Mental Health Literacy Professional Development Steering 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

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

Awards

2018 – Prix Robert Roy Award – Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
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
2018 – BC Assoc of Teachers of Modern Languages Honorary Life Membership
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

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

Reports

Carr, W. (2021). Online all the time. In Logging in to learn: Advocacy-oriented research brief. Ottawa: Canadian Parents for French

Carr, W., Wei, Y., & Baxter, A. (In press). Case study of mental health literacy: Distribution, implementation, scale up. In B. Leadbeater, C. Crooks, D. Pepler, F. Bowen, M. Moretti, P. Sukhawathankul, S. Barbic, & S. Mathias (Eds.), Review of dissemination and scale up of programs and interventions for Canadian children and youth.

Carr, W. (2020). Supporting linguistic security for language learners. In Building linguistic security: Research brief. Ottawa: Canadian Parents for French.

Masson, M., Larson, E., Desgroseilliers, P., Carr, W., & Lapkin, S. (2019). Accessing opportunity: A study on challenges in French-as-a-second language education teacher supply and demand in Canada. Ottawa: Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

Chapters
Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., Baxter, A.., & Carr, W. (Under review). Mental health literacy in schools. Youth mental health: A new approach. Open University Press, U of Dublin.

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. (2013). L1earning 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.

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.

Editorships

Carr, W., & Lapkin, S. (Eds.) (2019). The state of French second language education in Canada 2019 (Focus on programs). Ottawa, Canadian Parents for French.

Lapkin, S., & Carr, W. (Eds.) (2018). The state of French second language education in Canada 2018 (Focus on teachers). Ottawa, Canadian Parents for French.

Li, G., Anderson, J., Carr, W., & Hare, J. (Eds.) (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 (Focus on students). 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.). (2011). 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 Education.

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.

Selected Presentations

Carr, W. (2021). Workshop presentation. Building educators’ mental health literacy (preservice and inservice). Mental Health Academy. Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium & Mental Health Literacy Project conference (online).

Carr, W. & James, K. (2021). Workshop presentation. Inclusive teacher education: Affirming a just and equitable future for gender and sexual diversity. Annual AERA conference (online).

Carr, W. (2020). Workshop presentation. Mental health literacy: BC professional development implementation, 2015-present. Annual BC School Trustees Association conference (online).

Carr, W. (2020). Workshop presentation. Linguistic security: Research and advocacy. Annual Canadian Parents for French conference (online).

Carr, W. (2020). Podcast presentation. How to build resilience during challenging times. UBC Alumni Association.

Easton, C. & Carr, W. (2020). Webinar presentation. Anchoring resilience in turbulent times. BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition.

Carr, W. & Frank, B. (2020). Workshop presentation. Literacies of inclusion in teacher education – gender and sexual diversity: Preparing for a brave future. AERA Conference (online repository)

Carr, W., & Frank. B. (2020). Accepted workshop presentation. Gender & sexuality diversity & inclusion in teacher education: Evolving discourses, practices, cultures, and curricula. Gender and Education Association International Conference, U of Calgary, AB.

Carr, W. (2019). Teaching and learning beyond the classroom. Invited presentation at Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education Conference, Victoria, BC.

Carr, W., Baxter, A., Wei, Y., & MacKenzie, D. (2019). Building mental health Literate schools/districts/communities: Cascading professional learning to develop pathways of care. Presentation at Advancing School Mental Health Conference, Austin, Texas.

Carr, W., James, K., & Moore, A. (2019). Literacies of inclusion for gender and sexual diversity in teacher education. Presentation at Languaging in Times of Change Conference. Stirling, Scotland.

Carr, W. (2019). Mental health education: Promising practices from Canadian faculties of education. Panel presentation. Association of Canadian Deans of Education at Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Vancouver.

Carr, W. (2019). Sexual and gender diversity and inclusion: Updates from Canadian faculties of education. Panel presentation. Association of Canadian Deans of Education at Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, UBC.

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.

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. 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. 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.