Pelumi Adeosun

Law & Society, University of Calgary to UW, 2023-2024 Killam Fellow
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I am Law & Society Co-op student at the University of Calgary. I have a passion for advocacy and inclusion for Black immigrants and women, which I have honed through various internships, research, and service projects during my undergraduate career. In addition to my strong academic record, I am also actively involved in student leadership. As part of the Nigerian Students’ Association, I have held various executive positions, including VP Internal during the 2022-2023 academic year, and have worked to foster a sense of belonging on campus.

I am thrilled to be starting as an Avenue Undergraduate Legal Intern with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in their Calgary office for the summer of 2023. As I look towards the future, I am committed to using my legal expertise to continue supporting underserved communities. After graduating from law school, I intend to make a difference by advocating for those who are marginalized and in need of legal assistance.

I’m excited to build my cultural capacity and awareness as a Killam Fellow, and to use the experiences and knowledge I gain to do meaningful work in the legal field.

In my free time, you can find me at home rewatching my favourite TV shows, playing the violin or playing The Sims 4 on PC.

The Killam Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. This program, administered by Fulbright Canada, is supported by an endowment from the American Killam Trusts, Global Affairs Canada, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada). It is an integral part of the Foundation’s multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America. The Canadian Studies Center is a partner institution with the Killam Foundation enabling up to two full academic year fellowships annually for UW students.