Tara Sharpe

Tara Sharpe
Communications Officer
Media Relations & Public Affairs
Office: Office: SED C157

A 450-year-old map of London that brings Shakespeare’s ‘hood to life, 13 unsolved history mysteries and subsea gliders following in the wake of whales — these are just three of the many hundreds of UVic stories I get to pitch to news in print, broadcast and multimedia in Victoria, throughout BC and often across the country and the globe.

I also assist media with finding UVic experts on a wide array of topics and breaking news. I cover various beats for individual faculties and units, including strategic communications planning in support of university events and research announcements.

As required, I also provide media relations advice to executive and senior administrators and I help oversee the daily prep of our news clippings for senior campus officials and other community members.


BA Hons (English, writing) from UVic. Nearly ten years of media relations, communications and customer relations experience at BC Ferries prior to joining the UVic team in June 2007.

Beat information

  • Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (comm officer: Jonathan Woods)
  • Centre for Global Studies
  • Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (comm officer: Stephanie Harrington)
  • Chair in Transgender Studies (comm officer: Anne MacLaurin)
  • Continuing Studies
  • Faculty of Fine Arts (comm officer: John Threlfall)
  • Faculty of Humanities (comm officer: Stephanie Harrington)
    • English
    • French
    • Gender Studies
    • Germanic and Slavic Studies
    • Greek and Roman Studies
    • Hispanic and Italian Studies
    • History
    • Linguistics
    • Pacific and Asian Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Also: The Malahat Review
    • Also: Humanities Computing and Media Centre
  • Faculty of Social Sciences (comm officer: Anne MacLaurin)
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Environmental Studies
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
  • Farquhar Auditorium
  • Legacy Art Galleries
  • Libraries (comm officer: Lisa Abram)