Erika Sulik joined Ecologic Institute from September 2012 to February 2013 as a Transatlantic Intern. Her interests lie mainly in issues relating to biodiversity and conservation, Environmental Impact Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments, and efforts to promote sustainable development. She is fluent in English and French and is proficient in German.
During her time at Ecologic Institute, Erika Sulik was primarily involved in two projects. She assisted with the project Linking Impact Assessment with Sustainability Expertise (LIAISE), a network that aims to bridge the gap that exists between researchers developing impact assessment (IA) tools and the policy makers who use them. In addition, she also helped draft the communication reports for a project on the Methodological Development of the EU Composite Index on Environmental Pressures. These reports aim to disseminate information to various stakeholder groups that will likely be intereted in the index.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Erika Sulik worked for three years at McGill University’s Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre (CMARC) in Montréal (Canada) as an Animal Care Attendant while undertaking full-time undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition, she and two colleagues undertook the design and implementation of a preliminary assessment of the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival’s environmental impacts during the summer months of 2012. The main purpose of this assessment was to determine in which areas the festival organizers should focus their attention in order to transform the festival into a sustainable event.
Erika Sulik holds a Bachelor of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Applied Zoology from McGill University in Montréal and is currently pursuing a Master of Environment (MEnv) in Environmental Assessment at Concordia University, also located in Montréal. Her work at Ecologic Institute will help complete the requirements for this degree.