Capilano University's fourth chancellor: Yuri Fulmer, OBC

Yuri Fulmer

"Capilano University's commitment to communities resonates deeply with me. We are living in unprecedented times when caring for each other holds the greatest of possibilities for our shared future. I'm humbled by the honour and responsibility that the Chancellor carries and grateful for the opportunity to serve CapU in this role."
– Yuri Fulmer

For more than 20 years, Yuri Fulmer has been helping businesses to grow and communities to thrive. 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.

Fulmer is also committed to serving local communities, involving himself in non-profit, educational and arts organizations and his role as an accredited director for a number of corporate and civic boards. In 2019, Fulmer established The Fulmer Foundation. One of the foundation's biggest undertakings is the management and support of Goodly Foods Society—a social enterprise working to repurpose surplus produce from local suppliers, while creating employment opportunities for people in need.

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. 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."

As chancellor, Yuri Fulmer will also serve as a member of Capilano University's Board of Governors and the Senate. A key ambassador for the University, the chancellor's role is a voluntary one that includes conferring credentials at convocations and performing other official ceremonial duties.