April 20, 2016: David T. Fung is to be Capilano University’s next chancellor

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – David T. Fung, an international leader in business, technology and sustainability, is chancellor-elect of Capilano University. Appointed by the University’s Board of Governors on April 19, Fung will assume his duties following his formal installation during Capilano University’s 2016 convocation ceremony on June 6.

      Fung—who has a doctorate of chemical engineering from McGill University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Capilano University in 2014—is chair and CEO of the ACDEG Group of companies, a global technology integrator. He’s an international entrepreneur and an advisor to a range of federal government departments and offices as well as one of the largest clean technology venture capital funds in Canada. He’s worked on joint ventures between Canada and Sweden, Germany and Asia and serves on the national board of Canadian Standards Association Group, a $350-million technology service business in 15 countries.

      “Serving in the role of chancellor is a great honour, and as a North Shore resident, I’m especially pleased to have this opportunity to engage with the local community,” says Fung. “I look forward to serving as an ambassador for Capilano University, helping to encourage students to become leaders in a rapidly changing world.”

      "David Fung has demonstrated decades of strong leadership in business, technology and sustainability in Canada and internationally. He has a long history of proactive interest in post-secondary education,” says Eric Accili, chair of the Capilano University Alumni Association and head of the chancellor search committee. “David is deeply connected to Capilano University and we are excited that he will become our third chancellor." 

      The chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University, and presides at convocation, conferring degrees and other credentials. As a member of both Capilano University’s Board of Governors and the Senate, the chancellor serves as an ambassador for the University. The Board of Governors appoints the chancellor on the recommendation of the Capilano University Alumni Association for a three-year term.

      Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea to Sky corridor. The University offers more than 100 programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 11,000 students each year, 7,000 in for-credit programs and 4,000 in non-credit courses. Capilano University's North Vancouver campus is located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) and Tsleil-Waututh Nations of the Coast Salish people.

      For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University
      t:  604.983.7596
      c: 778.879.7119
      e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca