Did you know?
In 2012, Sarika was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Explore Magazine, and an “influential Canadian millennial” by Huffington Post Canada. In 2015, she was also featured as Ms. Chatelaine!
Sarika is passionate about the oceans and is committed to their health. Her research has taken her from the high seas, to remote tropical islands, to the coastal intertidal zones of British Columbia.
Sarika’s PhD with Callum Roberts at the University of York (UK) investigated the effects of noise on fish, while her MSc with Daniel Pauly at UBC focused on global overfishing, the results of which she presented to the United Nations. Sarika holds a degree in marine biology from UC Berkeley.
She is active in environmental communication, doing media for print, radio and TV, hosting shows for Parks Canada and CBC. She speaks frequently on ocean and environmental issues.
Sarika is currently a board member of the Centre for the Salish Sea and a visiting scientist with Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria. She has also acted as a member of the WWF-Canada Oceans Advisory Committee and is an honorary board member of the David Suzuki Foundation.
Every generation has a challenge, and climate change is ours. Let’s accept it, let’s own it, and let’s get on with solving it. NOW is the time for action and creativity. NOW is the time for boldness.