Dr. Tara Holland is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography 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. 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. 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, finished 3rd at the Whistler Alpine Meadows 100k in 2022, and recently qualified for the UTMB series 100k final in France, which she will run in 2024.