Interested in a Finance career?

Pamela Yoon Award

One award, valued at $1,000, granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student.


  • Enrolled fulltime in a bachelor's degree with a declared major in Economics who has completed at least 60 SFU units, is in good academic standing.
  • Expressed interest in pursuing a professional designation in finance such as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) after graduation.

The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Undergraduate Chair of Economics in SFU's Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

About the Donor

Pamela Yoon 

Pamela Yoon Drakos holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University. She is a 25-year veteran in the investment industry, having worked at three major Canadian brokerage firms serving the wealth management needs of high-net-worth clients. She is currently Portfolio Manager with RBC Wealth Management. Pamela is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and has obtained the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designations. Pamela strongly believes in the importance of educating the next generation on financial matters, as such, she has been involved with Junior Achievement of BC and the SFU Career Mentorship Program. She has also been called upon to guest lecture in Economics at SFU. Active in the community, she has participated on many boards including the Rotary Club of Burnaby, President of the Malaysian Association of BC, and Director of the FCSI National Council. Pamela resides in North Vancouver with her husband James (BA '94) and two sons.