Angus Serfontein receives 2023 Pamela Yoon Award in Economics

February 06, 2023

Congratulations to Angus Serfontein who has been awarded the 2023 Pamela Yoon Award in Economics

Founded by SFU Economics alumnus Pamela Yoon, the award (valued at $1,000) is granted annually to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in finance after graduation. 

Angus Serfontein


I’m currently in my 4th year at SFU and will be graduating with a Joint Major in Business and Economics, with concentrations in Data Analysis and Finance. I originally started in Criminology but took Econ 103 as an elective in my first year. I loved it and immediately switched to Economics!

I love being able to analyze real-world scenarios from a more quantitative perspective. I’ve always been extremely interested/involved in politics and studying economics has enhanced my knowledge and given me a more in-depth perspective. For example, learning how the BC Utilities Commission sets prices or analyzing the BC carbon tax has been eye-opening. Studying Economics has given me real experience analyzing specific cases, while also changing the way I think about the world in non-economic scenarios. For example, I read “Soccernomics” and it completely changed the way I view/play the sport.

After I graduate in April 2024, I’m planning to continue working at First West Credit Union, with the specific goal of working as a Financial Analyst. I’m currently finishing the CSC and will be enrolling in the CFA in 2024.

In my free time, I play soccer year-round, motorcycle in the summer and ski in the winter. I also enjoy working on my truck, off-roading/camping, and hiking. I’m also extremely politically engaged both federally and locally, so spend a lot of time making sure I’m well-informed and up-to-date.

I'm grateful to SFU for introducing me to Economics and kickstarting my career!