Financial Officer 2021-2022: TAYO OLAREWAJU

Tayo Olarewaju is our Financial Officer for the 2021-2022 session who plans to complete a GSS financial policy and procedure manual in collaboration with relevant committees, explore ways that GSS funds can be prudently invested to yield maximum returns to the benefit of graduate students and support other executives in achieving set goals. Through this questionnaire, you’ll get to know fun tidbits about who he is and all his colorful aspirations for this role. So, without further ado, read on to learn more about our hardworking and passionate executive. Hopefully you discover something new! 

What is your favorite thing about/at the UBC campus?  

The scenic attraction – it is a beautiful campus  

What do you most admire about the GSS community and organization as a whole?  

Diverse intelligent minds coming together to enhance knowledge 

What was the last book, movie, or TV show you read/watched?  

King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild  

What is your idea of perfect happiness?  

Delighting in what is most delightful 

Who is your role model and why?  

I have many role models. For this purpose, I choose William Wilberforce. He was elected to parliament as a student and spurred profound changes 

If you could change the world in one way or the other, what would you change? 

Increase love and eradicate hate  

Do you have a non-university-related passion or hobby? What is it?  

I love playing table tennis.  I have fond memories of playing for hours 

What life lessons have you learned this past year?  

a) Seeming insignificant choices can have lifetime consequences

b) Journalling may be helpful

What is your life motto?  

It is well

The Graduate Student Society (GSS) is run by and for the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We promote and protect our members’ academic, social and cultural interests.

Thea Koerner House, the home of the Society, has been the centre of graduate student life on campus since it was opened in 1962.


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