E. Olayinka Jarikre
Yinka received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Regina in 2007, with International Designation, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women Studies. While at the University of Regina, Yinka worked as a Research Assistant at a Health Psychology Research Lab, was a Teaching Assistant, and an Exam Invigilator. During her spare time Yinka was actively involved with numerous non-profit organizations that focused on women empowerment and education, including Daughters of Africa International Inc, Assistant Coordinating Youth-Daughters of Africa, and volunteering at the Regina Immigrant Women Centre as a Life Skills Program Coordinator.
At the University of Calgary, Yinka’s class was the first of the Faculty of Law that had the choice to receive the degree of Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws; opting for the former, she received her Juris Doctor on May 12, 2011. While in law school, Yinka participated in Pro Bono Student Canada and provided note-taking assistance for a fellow Law Student with a disability through the Disability Resource Centre.
While attending the University of Regina, Yinka maintained an A average, was inducted into the International Golden Key Honours Society in 2006, and presented her Honours Thesis at the University of Regina Graduate Students’ Research Conference. While on the Student Exchange Program from 2004 to 2005, Yinka was the recipient of the Paul Sanford Memorial Prize and was on the Dean’s Honour List during the duration of the exchange.
Yinka joined us as an articling student in 2011 and was called to the Bar in June of 2012. She plans to practice primarily in the areas of family law, wills and estates and real estate.
In January 2014, Yinka became a member of the Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan.