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.
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.”
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.
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