Olubusola Kolade studied at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria from where she graduated with an Honor’s degree in Food Science and Technology. She later proceeded to Reading University, England for her Master’s degree in Food Quality Control. She went back for second Master’s Degree at Brunel University London, England for Masters in Environmental Pollution Science with Project Management. Shortly after, she immigrated to Canada and took up an appointment with Ryerson Polytechnic University as an Asst. Professor in the Science department.
Olubusola has been an educator in the secondary sector in the last fifteen years with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Her passion for the youth and the need to “catch them young” as she says, made her to go back to Teachers College at Brock University, Hamilton, Canada and since then, has been an employee of TDSB as a teacher. Her passion for the young ones to succeed motivates her to chair/co-chair different initiatives, such as Character Education, the Student Recognition award, the Outstanding Student of the Month Award and the Equity Committee.
Olubusola is a firm believer in mentoring youth. She thinks that no youth should be left behind but equipped to achieve success and that good virtues and values are learned and not a coincidence. She is the founder and President of a Not-for-profit Organization, Ornaments of Grace and Virtue Organization (OGAV), which goal is, to promote the advancement of girls’ education with a focus on career guidance, character education and leadership. OGAV is working in partnership with girls in secondary schools within the community
Busola is an author of a newly published book “Share it” by Westbow publishers. She loves her heritage and is actively involved in the Nigerian Community in Toronto, where she lives. Her outgoing personality in combination with her involvement with different community organizations has allowed her to serve as part of the executive officers – Secretary, Social Secretary and Board of Director. Olubusola has been recognized and given awards for her various commitments to service and leadership within her community by the Toronto School Board, Toronto Police and Nigerian Canadian Association. Her passion for nurturing and mentoring girls also made her to be recognized and given the Distinguished Old Girls award by Queen’s School Old Girls Association Nigeria. In 2018 she was among the women recognized for the prestigious award 100 Accomplished Black Women of Canada.
She is a woman of strength, great courage and absolute faith in the Lord.. She believes in making success through commitment and persistence out of daunting situations in life. Her quest and passion for life is infectious and she positively impacts others that come across her path.
She is married with two children.