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Two SFU Beedie students honoured in Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 for 2022

Apr 22, 2022

four people in business attire at awards event

Steve Dooley (Executive Director, SFU’s Surrey campus) celebrates with some of this year’s Top 25 Under 25 winners, including two SFU Beedie students. L-R: Arnav Dada, Avneet Sandhu, Steve Dooley, Arsh Gill.

Two SFU Beedie students have been named among the Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25, out of a total of nine SFU students and alumni. The winners were recognized at an awards ceremony and gala on Wednesday, April 20, co-sponsored by SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

The 12th annual Surrey Board of Trade celebrates the incredible initiatives of Surrey’s youth aged 25 years or under. The awards honour business or community-minded people under the age of 25 who work in Surrey or contribute to a business/community-related project in or for Surrey. This year’s ceremony marks the first time since the pandemic began that the event has been hosted in person.

“The SBOT Top 25 under 25 is one of my favourite events of the year,” says Steve Dooley, executive director of SFU’s Surrey campus. “I’m so glad that we were back in person to celebrate the amazing achievements of not only our leaders of tomorrow, but for the outstanding work they are already doing in our community.”

The SFU Beedie winners are:

young man in business attireARNAV DADA, 22, SPARK FOUNDATION

Arnav is the vice president of finance and strategy at SPARK Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers the next generation through life education programs. Arnav led successful several SPARK projects—most recently, the COVID-19 Relief Project, which donated more than 1,500 backpacks with food and supplies to various organizations and communities. His many accolades include the Governor General’s Sovereignty Medal for Service, the highest volunteer award in Canada. The Beedie School of Business student also works at KPMG, one of the world’s largest accounting firms.

young woman in business attire holding awardARSH GILL, 22, SFU AXIS CONSULTING

As managing director of Axis Consulting, a student-led pro bono consultancy at SFU, Arsh oversees several portfolios and supports more than 30 student consultants through 50+ client engagements. She is a member of the Student Council with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) in BC and a career coach at the SFU Beedie School of Business, where she is in her final year. She has previously been a business analyst with Fraser Health Authority, supporting its five-year transformation program across 11 teams.

Read more about the other SFU winners.