University of Calgary

Evaristus Oshionebo

  • Associate Professor


Evaristus Oshionebo joined the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law on July 1, 2013. Evar was awarded a Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2014, a rarity for professors in their first year at an institution. The award honours faculty members and instructors for their commitment to student success.

Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. In 2013, he won the University of Manitoba/University of Manitoba Faculty Association Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the Students' Teacher Recognition Award for outstanding teaching. Prior to his academic career, Evar practiced law in Nigeria specializing in corporate and commercial litigation. He was also Deputy Editor of a number of Law Reports including the Supreme Court of Nigeria Law Reports, the Nigerian Weekly Law Reports, and the Commercial Law Reports Quarterly.

Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law research group


Law 402: Contracts
Law 509: Business Associations
Law 530: Mining Law
Law 693: Mining Law

Research/Scholarly Activities

Evar's research focuses primarily on the law and policy governing extraction and mining of natural resources. His book, Regulating Transnational Corporations in Domestic and International Regimes: An African Case Study (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), examines the range of strategies for regulating transnational corporations in Africa's extractive industries. He has also written and published several articles on sustainable extraction of natural resources. In addition to his work on natural resources, Evar researches and publishes on corporate responsibility, corporate governance, regulation of transnational corporations, sustainable development, intellectual property law, and international investment law.

Graduate Students

Course-based LLM

  • Chinomso iliya-Ndule
  • Scott McLeod


Professional Service

Co-Editor, Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law

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