Congratulations to the three USask alumna who have been recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as Canada's Most Powerful Women. The group was recognized for their work in influencing and leading change in their communities and workplaces.
The Top 100 list of women personify what it means to be powerful through the way they empower and champion others, influence change and stand up for all of us.
Prema Thiele (BCOMM’90, LLB’90)
Partner and National Group Head – Corporate and Capital Markets, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Prema Thiele is partner and National Group Head at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Canada’s largest and oldest national law firm. She is one of the senior leaders in BLG’s Securities and Capital Markets Group where she advises several leading global financial services and investment fund complexes. Prema is considered to be one of Canada’s leading corporate and securities lawyers, and has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers Canada, Lexpert and the Best Lawyers in Canada.
Dr. Soheila Karimi (BSc, MSc, PhD’01)
Professor and Senior Scientist, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Regenerative Medicine Program, Spinal Cord Research Center | Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba | Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Dr. Soheila Karimi is a Canadian-Iranian neuroscientist and a full professor in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She leads an internationally-recognized and well-funded research program in neuroscience and regenerative medicine that is directed towards therapeutic development for multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. She currently serves in the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Neurotrauma Society and the Executive Committee of the International Women in Multiple Sclerosis, and has been recognized for mentorship of young scientists.
Dr. Adeola Olubamiji (PhD’17)
Advanced Manufacturing Technical Advisor, Cummins Inc.; Founder, STEMHub Foundation
Dr. Adeola Olubamiji is a 3D-printing subject-matter expert at Cummins, the founder of STEMHub Foundation and Chief Consultant at D-Tech Centrix LLC. Her academic contributions have yielded several scholarly scientific publications, scientific conference presentations, a TEDx talk, and contributions on several high-profile scientific panels. Some of the awards she has won include RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award, 2020 STEP (Science Technology Engineering and Production) Award by the Manufacturing Institute, 2019 Influential Women in Manufacturing Award by Putman Media, and 2019 L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Canada Honoree.