GB Olarewaju

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Pronouns: he, him, his. GB is extremely happy to serve on the YouthCO board. He hails from Nigeria and immigrated to Canada for university. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Guelph in Ontario and is now a medical student at UBC. As a queer Black immigrant, he has a keen interest in advocacy for marginalized people including immigrants, queer, Black, Indigenous and other people of color. While in Ontario he volunteered with ARCH Guelph and was a board member with the Guelph Black Heritage Society. He continued to apply his advocacy interest through interdisciplinary work and research experience as the Coordinator of International, Multi-Faith and Refugee programs at UofGuelph, and more recently as the Vancouver coordinator for the national gay, bisexual and queer men’s health study Engage (BC CfE). While completing his medical education, he continues his advocacy work as vice-chair of the YouthCO board and as inaugural Chair of the Black Medical Students Association of Canada. Feel free to reach out to him if you ever want to chat about anything!