John Chant Award

The John Chant Award recognizes the student with the highest cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in the undergraduate major program. This award is named after emeritus professor John Chant, who started teaching at Simon Fraser University in 1979. 

2020 - Hankil Lee

Even at a young age, Lee noticed how different types of policies could impact people's standard of living and their health and happiness. He was intrigued by how economics  But his interest in the field truly started while enrolled in an economics course at Douglas College. "I was attracted by this subject that could possibly explain human behavior, and at the same time offer guidance about how the future was likely to unfold," says Lee. "I enjoy finding parallels in global history which offer insights into the nature of the problems we are facing today." 

In 2018, Lee transferred to SFU to study economics. The interdisciplinary nature of economics combining logic and mathematics appealed to Lee as well as the application of the field to banking, trading, and commerce. As Lee graduates this spring, he plans to hone his economics background while working his way through the CPA program.

Past winners

2019: Thi Thuy Trang Nguyen

2018: Mudasser Ali 

2017: Yiqin (Nina) Dong

2016: Christina Ma

2015: Chan Chen

2014: Celso Rosa da Anunciação

2013: Aaron Romero

2012: Yik Ming (Peter) Lee

2011: Leeton McGinn

2010: Kayla Murray

2009: Leanna Mitchell

2008: Gloria Hsiang-Chien Ding