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Peter Kennedy Undergraduate Award in Macroeconomics

The Peter Kennedy Undergraduate Award in Macroeconomics (valued at $4,000) is named after the late emeritus professor Peter Kennedy, and recognizes students not only for academic excellence but also for expressing strong interest in a particular macroeconomics-related subject area.

Eligibility Criteria

Awarded throughout the year to students who fulfill the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as full-time undergraduate students in the term of eligibility (the term after applications are due)
  • Declared major in Economics
  • Is in good academic standing
  • Are enrolled in, or have completed, at least one upper-division course in macroeconomics at SFU
  • Have demonstrated an interest in macroeconomics
  • Reference letter from a faculty member/instructor supporting the student's application to the award and confirming the student's interest in macroeconomics 

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Past winners

2019: Bryce H. Balanuik

2018: Grace Kim and Tingyu (Kira) Dong

2016: Deven Azevedo

In Memoriam

Peter Kennedy 

The late Professor Emeritus Peter Kennedy was an accomplished scholar who taught at SFU's Department of Economics for 40 years and retired in 2008. He was a passionate teacher who received numerous teaching awards. In 1987 he received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship for teaching excellence at the university level, one of only a few SFU professors to have received this prestigious award. He was also an inaugural recipient of the SFU Excellence in Teaching Award in 1983.