In a rare act of recognition, the University of British Columbia has announced that it will be establishing a new student award in the name of David Huynh.
The 22-year-old tragically lost his life on July 26 when he fell off the cliff at Stanley Park’s Prospect Point. Vancouver Police and the BC Coroners Service ruled out suspicious activity and foul play as causes.
The UBC community has been reeling over the loss of Huynh, who had a major impact on student, academic and fraternity life at the campus. Friends of Huynh told Vancity Buzz that he was a model student and extraordinary leader involved in many extracurricular activities.
He was a double major Accounting and Finance student at the Sauder School of Business and would have graduated in May 2015.
The reward in David’s name will benefit and support students studying in the Sauder School’s BCom program. It will aid students in financial need while also promoting student engagement.
At the time of publication, approximately $2,500 has been fundraised for the award in David’s memory. A target goal of $30,000 has been set so that the award can be endowed and “offered in perpetuity”.
To view the donation page on UBC’s website, click here: http://memorial.supporting.ubc.ca/david-huynh/impact-of-your-support/