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.
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'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.
- Donate to the Leo Chan Memorial Fund (PDF)
- Message from Leo's parents, Mabel and CK
- Message from Leo's friend Brandon Quan
- For more information about meningitis
- Feb. 10/12 article in the Coquitlam newspaper, The Now