Leo Chan Memorial Fund

The family, friends and the department of Political Science are greatly saddened by the untimely death of undergraduate student, Leo Tak-Cheung Chan. Leo was an extraordinarily gifted and inspiring young man.

Leo Chan

Leo Chan

The only son of Mabel and C.K. Chan, Leo lived in residence at UVic and died on January 18, 2012 of meningococcal disease. 

Leo loved political science, his parents, his profs, his music and all his friends here at UVic and home in Coquitlam.

One of Leo's professors described him as "a hard-working and intellectually gifted young man. His kind energy and enthusiasm, winning smile, and relentless curiosity amazed all who crossed his charming path. He loved to read, to debate, to make friends, to ask questions, and to help. He was passionate in his convictions yet never inflexible or dogmatic. He was a student who inspired his teachers."

Leo Chan with parents

Leo Chan with his parents

Leo's parents, Mabel and C.K. Chan, family members and friends of Leo Chan are establishing the Leo Chan Memorial Scholarship to honour him. This scholarship will be in perpetuity and will ensure that future students will continue to be inspired by Leo and by what he cared so much about – creating positive change and making the world a better place.