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Dr. Lynda Lukasik

Lynda Lukasik
Office:
Arts & Science Program, L.R. Wilson Hall – 3038
Email:
lukasily@mcmaster.ca
Phone:
905-525-9140 ext. 26729
OFFICE HOURS:
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Dr. Lynda Lukasik is a co-founder and Executive Director of Environment Hamilton, an environmental advocacy organization established in 2001 and focused on providing people with knowledge and skills to enhance and protect the environment around them.  She holds a BSc (Honours) in Biochemistry from McMaster University, a Masters of Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University, and a PhD in Planning from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Lukasik has taught environmental policy, management, and planning courses at the University of Toronto, University of Guelph, Ryerson University and Athabasca University. She also worked as a Policy & Decision Analyst for the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. In Arts & Science, she teaches ARTSSCI 4EP3 / Environmental Policy Inquiry.

Dr. Lukasik’s hands-on work at Environment Hamilton focuses on engaging community volunteers as “citizen scientists,” especially in efforts to monitor and improve Hamilton’s local air quality. She has worked to develop and implement Environment Hamilton’s Stack Watch, Dust Busters, and Bicycle Air Monitoring initiatives, as well as the group’s latest effort to engage community volunteers to build and deploy a network of Arduino-based stationary air particulate monitors. She is also very involved in promoting environmental rights – making community members aware of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and helping people to understand how they can exercise their rights under the EBR. She serves as the co-chair of the provincial Ministry of Environment & Climate Change’s External Working Group for Ontario Regulation 419 – Local Air Quality and is a member of the board of Cycle Hamilton.