Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

Environmentalist, Marine Biologist, Ocean Advocate

Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

Sarika is interested in the ocean and fish, and the conservation of biodiversity. She has been a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation since 2011, and a board member of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea since 2016. Her research in marine biology has taken her to many parts of the ocean, from the high seas to remote tropical islands to the coastal intertidal zones of her home, British Columbia. Her PhD investigated the effects of boat noise on a singing fish in the Pacific Northwest, while her MSc focused on overfishing in the high seas, the results of which she presented to the United Nations.

Sarika is committed to speaking out about ocean issues and conservation, and works in environmentally-themed media: she has written for magazines, books and newspapers, worked in radio, and has hosted documentary films for Parks Canada, The National Film Board, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Ocean Networks Canada. 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; in 2015, she was featured as Ms. Chatelaine. She is currently a visiting scientist at Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria, BC.

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