Temitope Onifade, a recent MAEP graduate and lecturer at Memorial University, has won the Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association, funded by the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law. The International Bar Association is the international union of bar associations and law societies of countries. Its Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law awards an amount of up to 18,000 Pounds for post-graduate studies that may involve post-doctoral research, PhD or master topics in the energy and natural resources field. Temi’s award covers all expenses for his further graduate work at the University of Calgary, Canada.
Temi was also recently appointed to work under the Stikeman Elliot LLP Research Fellowship in Corporate Law at the University of Calgary, Canada, and as an International Research Intern at the Artis International Research and Risk Modelling, USA. The Stikeman Elliot fellowship is a grant awarded to the University of Calgary Law School by Stikeman Elliot LLP for funding relevant research projects supervised by a professor and conducted by a student, while the Artis International Internship is an interdisciplinary programme designed to recruit the brightest young scholars into an international research network. Temi’s primary work under the Stikeman Elliot fellowship is to research corporate security risk management policies in the extractive sector. Under the Artis internship programme, he is looking into the potential remedies to resource violence.