Deven is one of two recipients of this year's Dean's Convocation Medal award.
Deven started his studies in environmental science, with a particular interest in climate change. After working with Dr. Kirsten Zickfield in climatology research and serving on the SFU Board of Governors as the undergraduate student representative, and going on to join the Board of Directors of Embark Sustainability Society, Deven decided that switching to economics may help to make him a more effective changemaker. He has consequently been interested in environmental and labour economics. He has been working with Dr. Hendrik Wolff as an RA and will pursue graduate economics studies in September at the London School of Economics. Deven was also a recipient of the Schulich Leader Scholarship in 2013.