Delta: A delta resident Amnit Litt has won SFU’s most prestigious undergraduate honour, the Gordon M. Shrum Undergraduate Medal. Amnit Litt has earned a BA with high scholastic standing while participating in extra-curricular activities and demonstrating outstanding qualities of character and unselfish devotion to SFU.
She has completed a BA Honours degree with an Economics Major and Mathematics Minor. In addition to a superb academic performance in areas known for “tough” grading, she also made numerous service contributions at the Student Learning Commons and at SFU orientation.
“It is indeed very unexpected,” says Litt, who earned a grade point average of 4.13 out of a possible 4.33 despite an exhausting list of SFU volunteer commitments. She admits she worked hard throughout her undergraduate years, waking at 6 a.m. every day to fit in classes and SFU community commitments, and then studying late into the night. She devoted much of her volunteer time, five hours each week for three years, as a Learning and Writing peer educator. “I not only helped other students but also improved my own learning and communication skills as well,” she says. The experience helped her land a job as an academic advisor in the Student Services department, where she has worked for the past three years while continuing her studies.Her other volunteer commitments included participation in LEAD, an SFU leadership program in which she engaged with organizations such as the Canadian Red Cross, working on youth development and social media campaigns. She also served on the organizing committee for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at SFU, which raised more than $48,000. Litt says she wants to continue working at SFU before pursuing a master’s degree in economics. “My SFU experience helped me grow academically and personally much more than I imagined,” she says. “I am still very surprised at how many skills I have managed to acquire in the last five years and I feel grateful for that.”