British Columbia offers exceptional standards and opportunities in education. Students receive highly evaluated education, which opens the door to better jobs and potential careers. Students are free to discover and follow their passions, feeding their growth as individuals and steering them towards successful careers in which they are passionate. In the process, students gain awareness for what they want out of their studies and learn where opportunities lie. Learning is a life-long journey. As our province evolves—adapting to new and innovative methods and incorporating new technologies along the way—so does its people.
We are committed to investing in quality education, thus widening the scope of possibilities and opportunities for generations to come. Our emphasis on education reflects our continued support of youth in BC. The Y.P Heung Foundation believes in supporting selected essential programs for students attending institutions such as: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia.
SUPPORTED EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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British Columbia Institute of Technology | BCIT
First Year Achievement Award – Real Estate – This Real Estate Achievement Award is for students concentrating in the Professional Real Estate Option of the Marketing Management Program. The award recognizes the achievements of students who have demonstrated a combination of high academic standing, leadership, service and/or all-around achievement.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University | KPU
Simon Fraser University | SFU
The Takao Tanabe Undergraduate Award – In honour of Takao Tanabe, this award is granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who fulfills the following: full-time enrollment as student in the School for Contemporary Arts program, who is in his or her third or fourth year of studies, in good academic standing and shows the strongest artistic potential. The award is granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Director, School for Contemporary Arts.
The University of British Columbia | UBC
Dr. Richard Lipsey, Vancouver School of Economics – In honor of Dr. Lipsey, this scholarship is given annually to outstanding undergraduate students in the Bachelor of International Economics program at the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC and who demonstrate volunteerism and community service.
Fred Herzog Award in Visual Art – In honour of Fred Herzog, a pioneer of colour photography, the award is available to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a Fine Arts Major in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory and demonstrating volunteerism and community service.
Ian Wallace Award in Art History – In honour of Ian Wallace, a Vancouver-based artist, educator and art historian, the award is available to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an Art History Major in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory and demonstrating volunteerism and community service.
Dr. Michael Goldberg – Finance and Real Estate – In honor of Michael Goldberg, Dean Emeritus, this award is granted to an exceptional graduate student enrolled in either Finance or Real Estate in the MBA or MSc Programs of the Sauder School of Business. Students who demonstrates leadership, involvement in student and community activities and exceptional academic achievement are eligible for this award.
Prof. Fred Pennance – Urban Land Economics. & Real Estate – In honor of Fred Pennance, this award is granted to an exceptional undergraduate student enrolled in the Urban Land Economics and Real Estate Division in the Bachelor of Commerce Program of the Sauder School of Business. Students who demonstrate leadership, involvement in student and community activities and exceptional academic achievement are eligible for this award.
Founded in 2000, NatureKids BC is a nature discovery and environmental action organization that helps children (ages 5-12) get outdoors to explore, play, learn about, and take action for nature. This organization has nearly thirty volunteer-led clubs throughout British Columbia. Its mandate is to “provide regular opportunities for children and families to explore, learn about and enjoy nature nearest to where they live, guided by local nature mentors – naturalists, college and university scientists and other experts from every possible sphere of interest.”
The Y. P. Heung Foundation has provided a grant that will help NatureKids BC expand its reach within the province.