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Web_image_2017A Celebration of Youth Involvement in Environmental and Social Justice Action


York University, Keele Campus

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The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University invites high schools to CHANGE YOUR WORLD 2017! Since 1968, FES has been at the forefront of cutting-edge environmental well-being and social justice research that focuses directly within our natural, built, social, political,  cultural and artistic environments. However, with each passing year,  new challenges arise on our planet, within our world and in our local  communities that the need to study our environment is more important than ever.

The goal of the Change Your World conference is to inspire youth in Ontario to be the next generation of environmentally active citizens. We welcome high school students and their teachers to this dynamic one-day  conference that brings together youth and community organizations from  across Ontario to discuss, collaborate and learn how to make sustainable and equitable change in our world.

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Sarika is interested in the ocean and fish, and the conservation of biodiversity.

She is particularly interested in the Pacific northwest where she grew up. Her PhD, which she obtained with Callum Roberts at the University of York, UK, investigated the effects of anthropogenic noise on a singing fish off the coast of BC. She is currently a visiting scientist at Ocean Networks Canada in Victoria, BC.

Sarika continues to do environmentally-themed work in media. She is intrigued by old-school TV, film and radio as communication tools, and their capacity to stimulate people and affect change.

She holds a degree in Marine Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MSc with Daniel Pauly from the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the WWF-Canada Oceans Advisory Committee, and a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation.

In 2012 Sarika was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Explore Magazine, and an influential Canadian millennial by The Huffington Post Canada. She was featured as Ms. Chatelaine in 2015.