Skip to main content
Gustavson School of Business logo
Saurabh Suryavanshi

New award honours instructor

Applied Portfolio Management Program alumni come together to create award recognizing perseverance and resilience, in honour of a remarkable instructor.

Saurabh Suryavanshi Award invests in perseverance

The Saurabh Suryavanshi Award celebrates the dedication and mentorship of Saurabh Suryavanshi, a beloved instructor in the Applied Investment Management Course (part of the Applied Portfolio Management Program, or APMP) at UVic.

In 2023, recognizing the profound impact of Suryavanshi's leadership, APMP alumni came together to establish a scholarship in his honour. The award aims to recognize Suryavanshi's commitment to his students and the program. The winner of the award is a student who demonstrates exceptional perseverance and work ethic, embodying the values instilled by Suryavanshi in his teaching.

Students with heart: That’s ultimately what the Saurabh Suryavanshi Award is about. That commitment, that drive, that ability to power through and not give up—beyond the practical skills of finance management, these are the qualities that make the foundations of a winning career. 

The Saurabh Suryavanshi effect

Students describe him as a passionate and supportive instructor who goes above and beyond to ensure their success, both academically and professionally. His teaching philosophy emphasizes self-discovery and personal growth, empowering students to develop their skills and achieve their full potential.

Award at a glance

Saurabh invested himself in our success, and that kept us engaged and focused. To succeed in both life and finance, you have to have grit. Rewarding students for that is really refreshing.
Students at the Applied Portfolio Management Program

The Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)

The APMP offers students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience managing a real investment fund, providing invaluable practical skills for their future career. Under the mentorship of industry professionals like Suryavanshi, students analyze investment opportunities, make strategic decisions and navigate real-world challenges. 

The inaugural award recipient

Liana Pedersen, the inaugural recipient of the Saurabh Suryavanshi Award, exemplifies the qualities of perseverance and determination that the award seeks to honour.

  • her journey through the program, including overcoming challenges and demonstrating resilience, serves as an inspiration to her peers and future students
  • her recognition highlights the transformative impact of the program and the enduring legacy of Suryavanshi's mentorship