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
  • For all awards you must meet the eligibility requirements during the term in which you are nominated (which is the term after you submit your application). For example, if you are applying in the summer, please confirm you plan to be a full-time student in the fall.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Assistant at by 11:59pm on August 31, 2020. Please state the name of the award you are applying for in the email subject and include your student number in the body of the email. 

Submit the following as one single merged PDF file titled as “yourfullname_studentID_nameofaward.pdf”:

  • Application cover page (include only your full name, your SFU student number, and the name of the award)
  • Letter of intent/cover letter (no more than two pages)
  • Resume
  • A copy of your advising transcript
  • Any additional references, recommendation letters or other supporting materials that are either requested by the terms of reference or that you choose to include as further support for your application. Letters are optional where they are not requested by the terms of reference, but they can be helpful.
  • One page statement demonstrating your interest in macroeconomics
  • Letter of reference from a faculty member or other individual confirming the applicant's interest in macroeconomics

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.