Boxi Yang receives 2020 Outstanding TA Award

June 05, 2020

Every year, the Department of Economics seeks to reward our most outstanding teaching assistants for the hard work they have put forward throughout the year. The Terry Heaps Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Award recognizes those who go above and beyond when it came to supporting students and faculty. 

This year's award goes to PhD candidate Boxi Yang. Congratulations! 

Boxi Yang

A PhD candidate in economics at SFU, Boxi Yang joined the university after obtaining her master's degree in economics from New York University. Since 2016, she has been working as a teaching assistant primarily in core courses such as ECON 201, ECON 302, and ECON 305. Despite the challenging course content, she has successfully engaged and motivated her students as reflected in the many positive reviews received from students and faculty alike. When she is not teaching, Boxi works on her research focused on applied microeconomics, labour economics, and development economics.