My name is Chris Carr and I teach on the Prince Rupert campus in the departments of University Credit and the Education Assistant Certificate Program. I teach in the disciplines of Sociology, Women’s Studies, First Nations Studies, and Education Assistant Program. In my teaching, I use many different modalities, including face to face, video conferencing, and field schools.
I have undergraduate degrees in Social Work (BSW from the University of Calgary) and Indigenous Studies (BA, from the University of Lethbridge). I also have a Masters in Education in Learning for Understanding through Culturally Inclusive Imaginative Development from Simon Fraser University.
I love teaching. Growing up very poor I know firsthand the benefits that post-secondary education can afford a person. There is no better investment you can make in yourself. Not only does education raise you up to a better quality of life, it also lifts those around you, as well.
I am deeply committed to hands-on, placed-based, adventurous learning and, at every step, Coast Mountain College encouraged me in creating collaborative, adventurous, transformative learning opportunities for myself and my students.
I am also deeply committed to providing access to the courses I teach in terms of embracing the realities of rural, remote-based students and honouring the lives they are living in their home communities.