Skylar Skinner is from Ramea, an island on the south coast of Newfoundland. He has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, and is continuing his studies at Grenfell to achieve a Masters in Environmental Policy.
Skylar has a passion for geography, renewable energy, and environmental protection and has also developed a desire to solving issues related to wildlife, especially in his home province. He is currently focussing his research on Assessing motivations and success in river restoration in Newfoundland and Labrador: A survey of under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Decker. This project focusses on motivations and success measures of salmon rivers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is funded by the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Skylar is set on encouraging environmental protection and sustainability wherever he goes and is looking forward to using his education in promoting these concepts in his home community and province.