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 many hundreds of stories that I pitch to news in print, broadcast and multimedia in Victoria, throughout BC, across our country and often around the globe.

I provide media relations advice to our senior leadership at UVic and 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 leading the strategic communications planning in support of university events, major research projects and significant institutional announcements.

I also led the procurement and roll-out of our extensive suite of externally provided services for media monitoring and metrics measurement at UVic. And I help oversee the daily prep of our media clippings for senior officials and other campus 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
  • Chair in Transgender Studies (comm officer: Anne MacLaurin)
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • Faculty of Fine Arts (comm officer: John Threlfall)
  • Faculty of Humanities (comm officer: Philip Cox)
    • 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)