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TARA HOLLAND

Dr. Tara Holland is a Lecturer in Environmental Science and Geography and the Teaching Fellow for the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University. She did her PhD research on climate change impacts and adaptation with the Global Environmental Change group at the University of Guelph. In her current role, she is focused on researching the teaching methods that best facilitate learning in science education, including how best to communicate climate change causes, impacts, and solutions. She designs and teaches courses at every level of undergraduate study, ranging from introductory climate change and physical geography courses to an environmental science capstone experience in collaboration with community partners. From 2016-2018, she was part of an interdisciplinary, international team of educators who developed the Earth and Environmental Science curriculum for the University of Central Asia, a new university in Tajikistan that services students from remote mountain communities. She is also on the Academic Advisory Board for Turning Green, a non-profit organization that offers an international undergraduate course on climate justice, sustainability, advocacy, and public health. In her non-academic time, Tara can most reliably be found outside in the forest or mountains - she is a trail and mountain ultramarathon runner, competing in distances ranging from 50-100+ kms. She won the Squamish 50k in 2019 and is just getting back into the swing of racing again post-pandemic.

 

 

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