Environmental policy expert appointed Skelton-Clark Fellow

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Peter Sylvester has been appointed the next Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies.

Mr. Sylvester joins Queen’s from his position as President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Mr. Sylvester has been the Senior General Counsel in a number of major federal organizations, and his extensive knowledge and experience in environmental and legal policy issues will be of great value in the research, teaching, outreach and publication activities of the School of Policy Studies.

Mr. Sylvester will also contribute directly to the ongoing research, events, and other activities of the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environment Policy in the School of Policy Studies, and will contribute directly to the ongoing interests of other departments and faculties such as Political Studies and Law.


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The Skelton-Clark Fellowship was created in 1954 in recognition of the major contribution of two Queen’s Faculty members to the policy issues of their time and to the creation of the modern Public Service of Canada. O.D. Skelton created what is now the Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade, and was its Deputy Minister for 19 years. W. Clifford Clark created what is now the Department of Finance, of which he was Deputy Minister for 20 years.

Mr. Sylvester’s appointment to this distinguished Fellowship will continue a long and strong tradition of linking the Queen’s community to the policy dialogue on key issues facing Canada.