Ayotunde Omosule

MAEP Candidate, Environmental Policy, Memorial University, aoo414@grenfell.mun.ca

Ayotunde is a graduate student majoring in Environmental Policy at the Environmental Policy Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell ayotundes-pictureCampus. Ayotunde is a seasoned legal practitioner with core expertise in the practice of environmental and commercial law. Ayotunde holds 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.