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Senior Fellow in Education for Sustainability

Tarah Wright is the Director of Environmental Programmes in the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University and focuses her research in the emerging field of sustainability in higher education (SHE). Tarah has published papers covering a wide range of issues in sustainability and higher education including: developing definitions and frameworks for sustainability in higher education; examining the challenges and barriers to achieving sustainability within higher education institutions; analyzing the implementation of the Halifax Declaration within Canadian signatory universities; and using the Delphi Technique to consult stakeholders in the development of an environmental policy implementation plan. Additionally, Tarah recently collaborated on a participatory action research project focused on the development of indicators of sustainability for Canadian universities.

Tarah is currently researching how Canadian universities have incorporated sustainable development into their institutional Mission Statements and is developing case studies that examine the incorporation and implementation of sustainable development into the day to day operations of the university. Additional she is an educational consultant for a capacity-building project in Vietnam and the Philippines funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

Tarah is a member of the Canadian Council of University Environmental Science Program Heads; steering committee member for the Canadian Consortium for Sustainable Development Research; caucus member of the Canadian Environmental Network Environmental Education Caucus; former board member of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada; reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education; and, has acted as a guest editor for the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (vol. 4, no. 3, 2003).

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