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Congratulations to the 2022 Governor General Academic Gold Medal recipient: Adeola Ayandeyi

Posted on: Jun 1, 2022

For nearly 150 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have been awarded to recognize outstanding achievements of Canadian students. Each year, the gold medal is awarded to a graduate student at CUE’s Convocation.

Adeola Ayandeyi, a graduate of the Master of Science in Information Technology program, is this year’s Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal recipient.

Originally from Ikeja, Nigeria, Adeola says she has always been intrigued by technology and how it could be used to solve problems in business, healthcare and the world at large. After earning an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, she thought “I knew that I could have a great impact on people’s lives if only I could take the bold step to learn and research more.”

Her passion led Adeola to CUE. She credits the inclusive environment and supportive classmates for her positive student experience. While research was initially out of her comfort zone, Adeola says her professors helped her to make it one of her greatest strengths. Her research earned her multiple awards throughout her studies, including best paper presented at the Intelligent Computing and Technologies Conference.

Now living in Nigeria, Adeola says she strives to be one of the best data engineers, helping businesses make good decisions through data analytics and having a positive impact on her industry. Although her studies are complete, Adeola is a dedicated life-long learner. “I ensure I learn something new daily, making me better than the day before.”