Haiya Peng received a Juris Doctor degree from Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in 2018, where he won the Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Corporate Transactions and the Joseph M. Prodor Prize in Torts. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and graduated as the top student in the specialization of Automobile Engineering. Haiya then received his Master of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia. Specializing in Mechanical Engineering, he received multiple awards and published his research result in the industry's leading journal.
At law school, Haiya worked as a research assistant to a taxation professor. He was also actively involved in the community and volunteered as a student clinician with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. In addition, Haiya provided advice and support to first-year law students through the Legal Buddy program. He is an active member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.
Prior to law school, Haiya worked as a mechanical engineer at a French multinational company.
Outside of work and law school, Haiya enjoys soccer, basketball and race car design. He was a team leader of a Formula One race car design project sponsored by General Motors.