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Sarah Adjekum joins the third cohort of graduate Wilson Leaders

Sarah Adjekum, a graduate of the School’s MSW program and currently completing her PhD in Health, Aging and Society, has won a Wilson Leadership Scholar award. Sarah will teach Social Work 2BB3 (Social Work and Social Welfare: Anti-oppressive Perspectives) in the fall term.

Jul 22, 2021

Three graduate Wilson Leaders have been selected and will join their undergraduate colleagues for an intensive leadership development program, starting in September. The program will start virtually and, if safety allows, become a hybrid program.

This year's winners include Sarah Adjekum, an MSW alum. Adjekum is a Health, Aging, and Society PhD student and practicing social worker. Her community-based participatory research has focused on equity and anti-racism and has informed the op eds she has authored.

Liz Koblyk, associate director of the award, notes that award’s strength comes partly from the program’s design and partly from the winners themselves. “Each year, the Wilson Leaders contribute to one another’s learning in different ways. Despite their busy schedules and differing interests, the Wilson Leaders provide one another support, critical feedback, encouragement, and room to test out ideas.” When Chancellor Emeritus L.R. Wilson founded the award, “he knew it was important to have that sense of community built into the award, and each year, the students prove his instincts right.”

For more information about the Wilson Leadership Award, and more details on this year's winners, go to The Wilson Leader's Website.