Historian: Becky Chen

Becky Chen


Dr. Becky Chen is the historian of SSSR. She assists the president and the board and committee members with the daily operation of the organization. Her responsibilities also include issuing invitation letters and participation certificates for conference participants. Please feel free to contact her if you have questions about SSSR awards, voting membership and SSSR elections. She is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on bilingual children’s language and literacy development. In recent years, she has examined Chinese-speaking children, Spanish-speaking children and children enrolled in French immersion programs in Canada. She is currently the principal investigator of a large-scale project examining the achievement of English Language Learners in French immersion programs in Toronto and Vancouver.