Stephen Hextall is a graduate student in the Masters of Environmental Policy Program. He graduated with a BA in Geography from Vancouver Island University before moving to Newfoundland. He has called Vancouver Island home for the past 12 years before coming east, but is originally from Coventry, England. His supervisors for the program are Dr. Mery Perez and Dr. Garrett Richards, both of whom have been amazingly supportive throughout the program.
His research has focussed on the effectiveness of climate change education on impacting behaviour. This research has evolved from a position teaching various school, university and community groups about the causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies of climate change.
Other than school Stephen can often be found playing rugby, board games, hiking, camping or skiing. His internship is with the N.L. Department of Fisheries and Land Resources looking at the potential for improving community pastures to increase soil carbon capacity, productivity and biodiversity.