Sustainability Report 2016

People Profile

Highlights 2016

Committed to advancing conservation science

Christine Rock
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I'm a wildlife biologist, passionately committed to advancing conservation science and training for the next generation of biologists.

This passion led me to co-found a registered charity known as WildResearch in 2010, with the mission statement to "build, train and educate a community that contributes to conservation science." WildResearch members participate in "citizen science" programs across British Columbia, Canada, gathering data vital to monitor native bird and butterfly species, including species of conservation concern. This work aligns with the ecology work I undertake at ERM, for a variety of clients, using conservation science to inform decision-making and approaches to management of the natural environment.

It is a huge honor to be one of nine women shortlisted in the Environmental Sustainability category of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for my volunteer work with building and growing WildResearch, currently the fastest growing naturalist club in British Columbia.

The Women of Distinction Award honors extraordinary women leaders, whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of communities across Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The YWCA awards, now in their 30th year, are recognized as one of Canada's most prestigious awards for women, culminating at the summer gala award-ceremony.

I am thankful to ERM for encouraging and supporting me in continuing my voluntary work within our local community.