Ayotunde Omosule

Master of Arts in Environmental Policy, Memorial University


Ayotunde graduated from the Environmental Policy Institute at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Grenfell Campus. Ayotunde is a seasoned legal practitioner with core expertise in the practice of environmental and commercial law. Prior to obtaining his Master’s, Ayotunde held a Bachelor’s degree in law from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a Masters in Law from the University of Dundee, UK. Broadly speaking, his research interests lie in water governance and water security as pertains to indigenous communities. For his research, he is working with Kelly Vodden, an indigenous community research expert to explore how indigenous communities are approaching and resolving their water challenges. The narratives around water security in Canadian indigenous communities have largely focused on the water challenges experienced by such communities, to the exclusion of how indigenous communities are approaching such challenges – thereby representing a scholarship deficit and to which more research is needed.

During his MAEP studies, Ayotunde completed an internship with the Flat Bay Mi’kmaq Band, which was featured on the EPI website. Learn more about Ayotunde’s internship here.


Exploring water insecurity situation in Canadian Indigenous communities: The efforts of the Flat Bay Indian Band to resolve its water challenges (Master’s Thesis)