University of Calgary

Dare Adeyemi

  • Master's Student
  • Masters Thesis Students

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Areas & Interests

As a geographer, my interests are in issues of sustainable development and GIS. It all started when I participated in a Lagos slum mapping project in the year 2013. Thereafter, I conducted an undergraduate thesis on urban services delivered to the slums of Lagos Nigeria in 2014. Currently, at a graduate level, I am exploring the impacts of waste collection technologies (e.g. waste cart) on processes of socio-spatial exclusion. Specifically, the project is focusing on informal waste pickers.

Awards and Scholarships

       2018   Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master's) Research Scholarship.

       2014   The University of Lagos Endowment for First Class G.P.A. Students.         

       2014   HOD’s Prize for Best Graduating Student (Geography).

       2014   Prof. I. A. Adalemo Prize for Best Graduating student in Geography Department.

       2013   Lagos State Appreciation Award for Eko Project Volunteer Teachers.

       2011   The University of Lagos Endowment for First Class G.P.A. Students.

Professional Society Membership

       American Association of Geographers, Student member.

       Canadian Association of Geographers, Student member.

      EIS-Africa, Affiliated member.

      The Urban Research Network (TURN), University of Calgary, Canada.

      Development Studies Club, University of Calgary, Graduate member.


Now let's talk about something else, perhaps not related to geography. I enjoy reading, volunteering, music and dance. In my attempt to describe my passion for the last three, I hope you have a holistic picture of the first. 

My interest in volunteering is due to my empathetic love for community development, and I have been volunteering for it for over three years. I was a volunteer to the Lagos Eko Project between 2010 and 2014. During this period, I assisted teachers in student records management and mentoring. I am proud to say two of my mentored students won state(provincial) competitions. Currently, I am a volunteer to the Students on Sustainability program by Alberta Council for Environmental Education. The program allows me to share my experience and passion for sustainable development with grade 1-12 students.

My passion for music and dance are interwoven. I am a fan of 70-90's musicians like Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Bob Marley, Bobby Mcferrin, and Micheal Jackson, while I move or sleep to contemporary musicians like AdeleEd Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Olamide, Sarkodie, Tekno, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Psy, and Pharrell Williams. Although English, Pidgin-English and Yoruba are my languages, my music taste is extremely accommodating and has influenced my dance. I comfortably do most reggae dancehall and African contemporary moves, while my salsa and hip-hop moves are improving.

Did you notice any spatiotemporal pattern in my hobbies? If yes, we have a lot in common and you are probably a geographer! If no, you must really be interested in me to have gotten this far. So, let me give you a brief geography lesson. My volunteering location has change overtime from Nigeria(Africa) to Canada(North America). Fela Kuti, Olamide, and Tekno are Nigerian(African) musicians, Adele and Ed Sheeran are from England(United Kingdom), Wiz Khalifa and Pharrell Williams are both from the USA, Sarkodie is from Ghana(Africa), Louis Fonsi is from Puerto Rico(Latin America), and Psy is from South Korea(Asia). There you go, you now know about music geography! Thank you for your time, I hope we together eat Nigerian jollof rice someday. Have fun!

Current Studies

  • Master's Student
    Degree: Master of Arts
    Supervisor: Ryan Burns
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