Volunteers 2023

The Sexual Harassment Office is pleased to welcome the first STOP volunteers.  They completed two days of education in August 2023 and have been actively working to prevent sexual violence.  

Blessing Omiwale

Blessing Omiwale is currently a second-year Master of Science student at Memorial University Newfoundland (MUN), specializing in finance within the Faculty of Business. Her research interest centers on the gender gap, particularly in the FinTech space. She holds a graduate diploma in Economics from MUN and a Bachelor's in Management and Accounting from Nigeria.

In addition to her academic strides, she is currently a Chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and has worked with top management firm in Nigeria before pursuing graduate education in Canada. Blessing is deeply committed to women's welfare, particularly in addressing issues such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, and female child education. Hailing from Nigeria, where cases of sexual harassment and assault are often overlooked, Blessing is driven to provide pragmatic and strategic approaches to combat sexual harassment through active collaboration with policymakers.

In August 2023, Blessing joined the Sexual Harassment Office as a volunteer, aiming to make a lasting impact in addressing and preventing sexual harassment on campus. She hopes to contribute significantly to creating a safer and more supportive environment for all members of the university community.


Amy Bryant

Amy is a first year Master’s student in the department of Anthropology at Memoril. For her fieldwork and thesis, she is focusing her research on the increasing food insecurity in her home province of Newfoundland. She completed her undergraduate degree at Memorial in anthropology and sociology.

Outside of academia, Amy is passionate about animals and animal welfare, gardening, and spreading awareness about sexual violence in our society in the hopes of effectively combatting this growing issue. This is why she became a volunteer for the Sexual Harassment Office on her campus and is hopeful about making a lasting impact on campus and in student life.


Ifeoluwa Dojutelegan

Ifeoluwa Dojutelegan initially attended the College of the North Atlantic to study Office Administration and Journalism and currently she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Gender Studies and Criminology. Her academic interests fit nicely with the dynamic of this STOP program, and she hopes that this will focus on disadvantaged communities and connect gender, sexuality, and the Criminology framework. Ifeoluwa's long-term objective is to guarantee that the influence of race, gender, and sexual orientation is acknowledged, and that social justice is openly advocated.

Volunteering with the Sexual Harassment Office has provided her with a comprehensive awareness of the interplay of gender, sexuality, and trauma in the viewpoint of sexual harassment and assault. In her leisure time, she also volunteers with Global Choice of Canada, a non-profit organization committed to making foreign high school students feel at home in Canada. As a Nigerian, she is motivated to see that all cases of gender-based violence are appropriately addressed and investigated. These acts are rarely mentioned, and she would like to see these concerns brought to light in order to foster inclusion in the society.


Ayush Mathur

Ayush Mathur, a second-year undergraduate student from India, is passionately pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). Embracing the multicultural environment, Ayush finds immense joy in exploring the Canadian outdoors, from hiking trails to indulging in diverse cuisines, watching movies, and immersing himself in the vibrant cultural scene during his free time.

Beyond his academic and recreational pursuits, Ayush has also dedicated himself to a noble cause. His decision to volunteer at the Sexual Harassment Office stems from a deep-seated belief in fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all. He intends to raise awareness about sexual harassment issues and support initiatives that aim to prevent and address such incidents. Ayush also volunteers with Canadian Blood Services and Association of New Canadians. He believes such interactions expose him to diverse societal challenges, thereby enriching his understanding of community dynamics, which will enable him to attain his ultimate goal of becoming a compassionate and culturally competent medical doctor.


Kaley Burry

Kaley Burry is currently a fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) student at Grenfell Campus. She is working on her honours thesis in developmental psychology and hopes to pursue medicine in the future. 

At Grenfell Campus, Kaley is involved in several organizations. She is the co-president and founder of the community outreach club, where they focus on volunteering within the community. Kaley has also been a member of the executive psychology society for two years and her passion for mental health led her to volunteer with the Sexual Harassment Office! She hopes to make a long lasting impact by making the Grenfell Campus environment a safer, more welcoming space for all people.