International Science Council Honors Iseyin-Born Female Professor With Lifetime Fellowship
Prof. Olanike Adeyemo
The International Science Council (ISC) has a list of newly-honored lifetime fellows of the council to include Professor Olanike Adeyemo, an indigene of Iseyin in Iseyin local government of Oyo State.
Olanike of the department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine of the University of Ibadan who has contributed towards the development public health in Nigeria, which made the incumbent administration in Oyo State to incorporate her into the committee that served the State in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in 2020 among other personal interventions of hers.
She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at the University of Ibadan and has served in many international, national, regional and State committees to better the public health and good living of the people.
Her areas of interest include Aquatic Veterinary Medicine, Aquatic Toxicology, Environmental Health and Fish Food Safety.
Among others on the ISC’s list are Bina Agarwal, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Yousuf Al-Bulushi, German University for Technology in Oman, Oman, Irasema Alcantara-Ayala, Institue of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico and Eva Alisic, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.
The list also include Tateo Arimoto, Center for R&D Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan, Dominique Babini, CLACSO-Latin American Council of Social Sciences, Argentina, Alan Bernstein, University of Toronto, Canada, Eduardo Brondizio, Indiana University – Bloomington, USA and Philip Campbell, Springer Nature, UK as well as many others.
The President of International Science Council, Peter Gluckman in a publication on the council’s website, said the council wanted to recognize scientists around the world who have contributed to the global voice for science.
“We want to clearly recognize those scientists who have and continue to contribute to the global voice for science. In that way we expand our footprint and our voice. Science needs champions, not just those who receive high profile scientific prizes but champions who can give voice to the global voice for science.
“On June 9, 2022 the Council announced the creation of a Fellowship and appointment of sixty-six (66) Foundation Fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to promoting science as a global public good.
“The Fellows include eminent scientists, engineers and thought-leaders from the science-policy sphere who have made remarkable contributions to furthering understanding of and engagement with science. As scientific experts and as knowledge brokers, they uphold the ISC’s vision of science as a global public good, of knowledge that is shared openly and freely to all who wish to scrutinize it and to use it to further understanding,” he stated.
Olanike was born at Ibadan on 17th July, 1970, to the family of the late Alhaji Moshood Akanni Salami, Baale Ladogan of Iseyin and has maintained constant touch with her background.