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Area of Expertise: Education

"Teachers have a unique opportunity to be agents of social change and therefore have this professional responsibility to be able to influence the newer and younger generations. "

Carmen has been working in the field of education for 34 years. As a former school teacher, she understands the importance of developing and exploring approaches to teaching and learning as tools to advance critical thinking.Through her participation in a variety of community-based initiatives in schools, recreational centres, art galleries, and other spaces for learning, Carmen’s work with in-service and pre-service teachers focuses on creating awareness to better understand, appreciate, and learn from the histories and stories of the Indigenous people of Canada and other parts of the world. Her research is always motivated by her own interest to be a life long learner and promote diversity and social justice. Consequently, her work involves teachers, students, and other stakeholders within educational settings.