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Michael Newton


Dr. Michael Newton, Cert. of Education (King Alfred's College), B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)

Phone: (709) 637-6279


Office: AS2025

Professor – Religious Studies / Environmental Studies


  • Mindfulness based stress reduction for university students
  • The human connection to nature
  • Mindfulness meditation in nature

Current Research

Development of a web based tool for university students to learn the basics of mindfulness meditation to help them deal with stress and anxiety.

Testing the "connection to nature" hypothesis that shows that a person's intimate experience of the natural world has a direct relationship to them developing both a positive view towards the environment and a beneficial effect on their physical and mental health.

Chair, Environmental Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS387
Phone: (709) 639-2552