Tatiana Buba

Senior Director Communication, BC Women’s Health Foundation

Tatiana is the Senior Director of Communications at the BC Women’s Health Foundation, where she works towards the achievement of true equity in health – and specifically, the fully realized potential of women and communities. In her role, Tatiana champions the power of authentic and credible messaging as a potent tool for advocacy and awareness. To achieve that, she strongly believes the Foundation must be relentless in its mission to provide women with timely, fact-based information that is reflective of the unique experiences of each woman. Equipped with these, women will be able to advocate for themselves, and, ultimately, those around them. Tatiana is committed to creating a paradigm shift that establishes a new normal: one that is more compassionate, more responsive, and boldly pushes the status quo in a more equitable direction.

Tatiana was selected for a graduate-level externship at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas. She attended the University of Western Ontario as a National Millennium Award scholar, where she obtained an Honors B.A. in Political Science. During her undergraduate degree, she spent her final year studying abroad at Royal Holloway College at the University of London in the United Kingdom. She also holds a Masters degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, with a focus on Human Security and Development.

Tatiana has lived and worked in Switzerland, England, Spain, Ukraine, the United States, and Canada. She has produced policy analysis for the federal government, worked in corporate communications for Canada’s largest port, negotiated contracts on behalf of 13,000 physicians in BC, and managed global marketing communications plans for the world’s largest travel media company in London. Her commentary has been published across a variety of channels, including the Globe and Mail, International Affairs Review, and the Human Rights Monitor Quarterly.

She strongly believes in the transformative power of generosity and community, and is proud to have served as a Member of the United Way of Lower Mainland’s GenNext Committee, a proposal writer for the Dzherelo Rehabilitation Centre in Ukraine, and the inaugural CARE Canada Gender Committee.