Rotary Peace Fellow 2013-14, class XII: Canada
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Rotary District 7820.
Language proficiency: English, French
Academic background: In 2003, Tamara graduated with a combined Master's of Business and Law degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Alberta. Since 2004, she has been a collaborator with the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network.
Professional background: Tamara was most recently employed as the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Environmental Network. She co-founded the East Coast Environmental Law Association in 2007 and served on the national board of Ecojustice Canada from 2006-2012. Tamara is a member of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace and the Halifax Peace Coalition. She is also on the national board of the Canadian Voice of Women and on the international advisory committee of the Global Network Against Nuclear Power and Weaponsin Space. Tamara has organized many peace campaigns and events in Canada.
She also writes frequently on foreign and defence policy issues. In 2005, she was the co-recipient of the International Keep Space for Peace award in New York. In 2012 and 2013, she presented on military spending and on sexual violence in the military on NGO-panels at the United Nations' Conference on the Status of Women. From 2010-2013, she has fundraised for and coordinated sustainability education initiatives at her sons' school. She is very active in the community working on peace, environmental, social justice, women's and children's initiatives. She is married and has two little boys.
Personal interests/hobbies: Travelling, gardening, swimming, running, watching documentaries, reading, music, and playing with my kids.
Personal Web site: www.demilitarize.ca
Personal Blog: "Wednesdays against Warships": http://demilitarize.ca/wp/