Tanya Crawford

Tanya Crawford


MEOPAR (Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network)

Job title

Training and Research Co-ordinator


As the Training and Research Co-ordinator for MEOPAR, Tanya Crawford is responsible for training the next generation of Canadian marine researchers in the MEOPAR Network. In this position, in collaboration with 68 “MEOPeers” (undergraduate to Post-doc Fellows), she researches, plans, develops, implements and evaluates a researcher development training program (in person and/or online) for these stakeholders. The MEOPeers are hired by 35 principal investigators at 12 universities across Canada to conduct research in 20 social and natural science ocean-related research projects, with the ultimate goal that Canada has a more informed relationship with the ocean. Tanya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education (Dalhousie University) and a Master’s degree in Distance Education (Athabasca University). With more than twenty-five years’ experience in adult education and training, she is still learning about how adults learn. Tanya resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia and when not working, she loves to travel and explore the ocean via snorkelling. Follow MEOPAR on Twitter, @MEOPAR_NCE