Dr. Jennifer Watt


Assistant Professor

Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

(204) 474-7210
236 Education Building







Dr. Jennifer Watt has a passion for teaching and learning. She began her career teaching middle and senior years students English Language Arts both in Canada and England. Watt received a 2017 University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award for her arts-based, autoethnographic work Practising Life Writing: Teaching Through Vulnerability, Discomfort, Mindfulness, and Compassion. She is currently an assistant professor of language and literacy with particular interests in how multiple literacies contribute to and create well-being and well-becoming in schools and beyond. Watt also serves as a co-director of the Manitoba Writing Project.


2017 – PhD, University of Manitoba

2006 – MEd, University of Manitoba

1999 – BEd, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Areas of Specialization

Literacies for and as well-being and well-becoming
Inclusive literacies
Life writing and arts-based methodologies/pedagogies

Research Interests

Life writing for teacher flourishing
Literacies for and as well-being and well-becoming
Compassionate teacher education