Ex-Officio Member - Board of Governors, Chancellor
Yuri Fulmer, an entrepreneurial leader who has been helping businesses to grow and communities to thrive, is the chancellor of Capilano University. Fulmer assumed his duties following his formal installation on June 18, 2020 and was reappointed in 2023.
From the purchase of a single A&W franchise, Fulmer seeded a business portfolio that was worth $60 million by the time he was 30. In 2010, Fulmer founded Fulmer Capital Partners (now Fulmer & Company) which owns and invests in a group of companies in the hospitality, business-to-business, manufacturing, construction, digital technology and consumer service industries.
In honour of his business achievements and community contributions, Fulmer was recognized in 2008 as one of Canada's Top Forty Under 40. He is a recipient of The Spirit of Vancouver Award and The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2021 and 2022, was named Business in Vancouver's Living Legend. In 2010, he received both the BC Community Achievement Award and The Order of British Columbia – British Columbia's highest honour – for his "dynamic entrepreneurship and committed volunteerism."