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Nigerian Lady Adebola Olubamiji Is First Black To Get PhD In Her Course In Canada

Dr. Adebola Olubamiji, the first black person to receive a PhD from University of Saskatchewa, Canada shared her success story...

My name is Dr. Adeola D. Olubamiji and I’m the first black person to have received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (5th of June, 2017). My Bachelors degree was in Physics from OOU. Because I had a 2.1, it opened the door for me to proceed to Finland for a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering. During this masters degree, I worked part-time as a cleaner and did this after my Masters as well. 

Out of determination, I applied to over 100 schools for my PhD and finally got a full 3 year scholarship (later extended to 4 years scholarship) at University of Saskatchewan, Canada to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. 

While in that PhD program, I worked part-time as a makeup artist and seller at Sephora Canada, I braided hair and weaves for students, did tutoring jobs and teaching assistant jobs to make extra money.

 This journey wasn’t easy but it’s now paying off. I currently work as a Lead Metallurgical / Material Engineer in an Aerospace Manufacturing Company here in Canada.

8 comments:

  1. Hassan Aderemi09 June, 2017 08:06

    Congratulations Adebola.

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  2. This is not correct Olu?
    I know more than 5 women family friends that has PhD from University of Manitoba, Canada since Since 1996

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  3. Great achievement.

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  4. Does anything good come easily? No.
    Congratulations on your success story

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  5. Anonymous said...

    This is not correct Olu?
    I know more than 5 women family friends that has PhD from University of Manitoba, Canada since Since 1996

    Read the whole content...

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  6. Did they graduate with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering? Or was it from the same university?

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