Students net under-25 awards
TEDxSFU conference organizer Michael Cheng, math outreach program co-creator Ravneet Dhaliwal and hospital fundraiser Japreet Lehal are among several SFU students who received Surrey Top 25 Under 25 awards last month.
The awards recognize potential “leaders of tomorrow” in areas such as civic development, social issues and business trailblazing.
Cheng, an interactive arts and technology student, drew hundreds to SFU Surrey’s campus and hundreds more via streaming video last November for TEDxSFU and is planning another conference at SFU Vancouver.
Math student Dhaliwal is a co-founder of Surrey’s popular Math4Me program, which teaches youths from K-12 how to approach math—and life—with confidence.
Science undergrad Lehal was a driving force behind Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Youth for SMH club, which has raised $1,000 so far for the hospital’s pediatric oncology clinic.
Among other recipients with SFU ties:
- Joyce Loksum Mak, an SFU International Business Association president who has organized multiple fundraisers.
- Sukhi Sangha, who provides tutoring for K-12 students as well as conversational English instruction through the Sangha Learning Centre
- Afraj Gill, a business alumnus who founded GammaSocial Inc and ASHA (Advocates for Social Heritage Awareness)
- Ravi Muti, a criminology and sociology alumnus now focused on multiple business ventures.