Benjamin (Benny) Zhang

Benny is a third-year undergraduate student at U of T studying Health & Disease, Genome Biology, and Statistics. Currently he is a Communications Director at the Hart House Chess Club and is avid about promoting the HHCC. 

Before coming to university, Benny was a casual chess player and the club president at his local high school. He has been playing since early childhood with some competitive tournament experience. With that being said, he understands the struggles and barriers that people may face when trying to pick up chess and works towards helping others define their own relationship with the game. Benny believes that chess can be taught to anyone and desires to promote an open and hospitable environment to individuals of varying aptitude. 

Being a part of the Hart House Executive team has only further enabled him to share his love for the game and he hopes to see you over the chess board.