Janelle Skeard

Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

Originally from Millertown, Newfoundland Janelle Skeard is a graduate from the Department of Geography at Memorial University. In her MA research, Janelle investigated the connections between identity, governance and resilience in the former mining company town of Buchans in central Newfoundland. During her undergraduate degree at Memorial, she has been involved in a number of  projects related to regional governance, rural planning, regional socio-economic development and natural resource governance. She has a keen interest in community-based research and primary industry development and management in Newfoundland and Labrador. Janelle graduated from her program in 2014, has worked as a research coordinator with the Women in Resource Development Corporation based out of St. John’s, and is currently working with Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine as a Grants Facilitation Officer.

Research Engagement


“Hope Springs Eternal”: A Study of Company and Community in the Former Mining Town of Buchans, Newfoundland