Alexandra Hayward is a 4th year student at MUN majoring in biology (ecology and conservation) and minoring in geography. She is passionate about working towards a more just future for all creatures— human and nonhuman— and hopes to pursue environmental law. She lends a hand in various ways, from volunteering at a fundraiser for Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program to a bird survey with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Torbay. She is a local ambassador for the Blue Dot, a grassroots environmental rights movement initiated by David Suzuki. She helped push the City of Mount Pearl to make a declaration for the right to a healthy environment, and has met with her Member of Parliament to discuss bringing environmental rights to the federal level. Currently, she is organizing a local event for a Blue Dot National Day of Action. Alex also volunteers for the Green Party of Canada (GPC), has initiated a new GPC campus club, and is the NL Representative on the Young Greens of Canada Council. She has worked for Conservation Corps NL, Northeast Avalon ACAP, and as a research assistant at MUN. In her limited spare time, she enjoys hiking and painting.
Pictured L to R: City of St. John's Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O'Leary; 2019 Scholarship recipient, Alex Hayward; SAM Conservation Biologist, Laura King; SAM Executive member, Cynthia Downey; and City of St. John's Mayor Danny Breen.