Adesewa Oloko

2013
Schulich Leader

University of Ottawa
Engineering
Program

High School: Yorkton Regional High School

Nominated by Kimberly Merriam

Yorkton, SK

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.