University of Ottawa

Adesewa Oloko

Yorkton Regional High School
Nominated by: 
Kimberly Merriam
Nominated in: 
2013
Program: 
Engineering
Yorkton, SK
Blog posts: 

From Winter to Spring: A Time to Think

Summer 2014

Coming back to the fair Ottawa winter after a holiday filled with the warmth of family members- old and new- despite the gruelling Saskatchewan col

– by Adesewa Oloko • Schulich Leader at University of Ottawa

Q&A with
Adesewa
:

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?

Science and Engineering

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“It always seems impossible until it's done.” - Nelson Mandela

 What is a little known fact about you?

My favourite fruit is avocado!

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?

Expathy is key to successful leadership. A great leader is able to relate with everyone and motivate them to do their best. I am very fortunate to be Nigerian by birth and heritage, Irish by nationality, and Canadian in my global view and beliefs. I have been exposed to various traditions, cultures, governments, and I believe my multicultural life experiences are what motivate and empower me to be personable. I want to use both my education and my life experiences to enrich and inspire others. I realize that I have opportunities that many people dream of, which is why I aspire to work with the World Health Organisation to conduct studies that impact and benefit people of all languages and cultures, so that I may lead others to realize their full potential.