Tara Mahoney

Climate Action

Tara Mahoney is a creative engagement practitioner, educator and researcher focused on the climate emergency. With over 15 years of experience in community organizing and a PhD in communication from Simon Fraser University, she has emerged as a prominent figure in the field of public engagement for climate action. 

As the research and engagement lead at SFU’s Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERi), Tara has been at the forefront of innovative projects that bridge the gap between academic research and community-driven solutions. Most recently, she led a participatory action research project that engaged Canadians in evaluating the climate reporting of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which culminated in the report Quiet Alarm: A Review of CBC’s Climate Reporting.

Prior to her role with CERi, Tara was the co-founder and creative director of Gen Why Media and the research fellow in climate change communications at the David Suzuki Foundation, where she authored the report Building Bridges for Climate Action: Engagement Strategies for Millennials.

Upcoming courses taught by Tara Mahoney

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Start DateWed, Sep 11, 2024
Area of StudyClimate Action