Tara-Leigh McHugh, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Tara-Leigh is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation at the University of Alberta.  Her program of research is focused on enhancing the sport, physical activity, and body image experiences of youth. She has extensive experience working with Indigenous youth, and her commitment to community-based approaches and the sustained engagement of local Indigenous experts has supported the success of her nationally funded program of research. Tara is also a co-investigator with Courtney and Leisha on the SSHRC/Sport Canada grant exploring cultural relevancy in sport and physical activity with Indigenous youth.