Tyler is from Pubnico, Nova Scotia, an area whose renowned lobster and ground fish industries inspired Tyler to examine how these organisms can be sustained in the face of environmental pollution. Through his BSc in Biology program, Tyler has developed a keen interest in research geared to better understanding how plants and animals can be made more resilient to environmental degradation, and how industrial waste can be made less toxic or altogether harmless. In high school, Tyler won a Governor General’s Academic Medal and served as President of his Student Council and Chair of the Drumlin Health Board. He is a multisport athlete.