Youth Achievement Award: Remi Ojo Jr.

Remi Ojo Jr. is an all-round achiever who has excelled in academics, sports, entrepreneurship, and giving back to the community.

Born and raised in Toronto, he is fluently bilingual and found that his passion for robotics at Crescent School initially led him to pursue studies in engineering.

While he specialized in biochemical engineering, he has continued to fuel his interest in robotics through involvement with the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition as a mentor to high school teams.

Remi Jr. Ojo -- Young Achievers Award of Excellence

While excelling academically, Ojo Jr. also developed into a strong leader within the engineering and sports communities.

When he wasn’t busy with helping to organize events as the vice-president of the Engineering Society for his graduating year, competing with the university’s men’s soccer team, or playing ultimate frisbee, he could be found working on his next entrepreneurial venture. He has helped get a number of startups off the ground.

Upon graduation, he returned to the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University to begin his MBA.

Currently an operations manager in the telecommunications field, Ojo Jr. is also an avid traveler and national level athlete.

He is presently competing with two of North America’s top ultimate frisbee teams at the professional and club level leagues — Toronto Rush and GOAT — respectively.

The athlete has also represented Canada on several occasions in his frisbee career.

As a member of Team Canada’s men’s beach team, this summer he will compete at the World Championship of Beach Ultimate in Royan, France.

His passion for the sport and the love of the game has given him the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage in countries such as Italy in 2014, Dubai in 2015, as well as Colombia, China, and England in 2016.

While balancing both work and sports commitments, Ojo Jr. is also an active member of his community.

Having received the Mary Anne Chambers Inspiring Youth award for community service and youth development in 2006, he continues to devote his time to organizations such as Queen’s Young Engineering Alumni, Leave a Trace Foundation, Crescent School’s Alumni Executive (CAE), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineering – Toronto Chapter (AIChE).