News release

Recipient of the 2023-2024 JLL Award for Black Students at UBC Sauder announced

The award celebrates Black students in commercial real estate who are pursuing a career in the industry.

June 19, 2024

Diana Gavrila

Communications Manager
+1 514 905 5004

 TORONTO, June 19, 2024 –JLL is proud to announce its continued partnership with the UBC Sauder School of Business for the third consecutive year to encourage and empower Black students who aspire to pursue a career in the commercial real estate industry.

The award serves to eliminate financial obstacles for students, creating new avenues of opportunity and promoting greater diversity within the industry. Recipients are chosen by UBC based on their strong academic performance, exceptional leadership qualities, and active engagement within their communities.

Adeola Adeniji,
Bachelor of Commerce

"I am sincerely thankful for being selected as a recipient of the JLL Award. This award has eased my financial burdens during the current economic crisis, while also recognizing my academic journey so far. Your support not only enables me to wholeheartedly pursue my studies and community involvement, but it also offers a reassuring sense of security knowing that I have allies on this journey. As a beacon of hope and opportunity for Black students navigating higher education, this award instills in me a deep determination to succeed.  As I look forward to graduating in 2026, I remain dedicated to continued growth, learning, and contributing to success within the Black community. Thank you JLL for investing in my future and my dreams."

In addition to the JLL Award for Black Students, the company is resolute to support and advocate for the respect and inclusion of all through its Black Professionals Network.

"We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Adeola for her remarkable achievements. At JLL, we place great significance on celebrating and supporting talented students from diverse backgrounds. It is an honor for us to contribute towards enhancing the lives and career prospects of talented individuals," expressed Diane Cunha, Head of Human Resources, Markets, JLL Canada. JLL congratulates the 2023-2024 recipient of the JLL Award for Black Students and looks forward to supporting future students. 

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