Marc Kielburger is an outstanding contributor to poverty alleviation and youth development around the world. He is the co-founder of Free the Children, an international charity and renowned educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.
Marc is also the co-founder and co-CEO of Me to We, an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world. Half of Me to We's profits are donated to Free the Children and the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission. Each year, Marc and his brother Craig Kielburger organize Free the Children's We Day, the organizations signature domestic event. We Day advocates positive social change and is attended by school age students that can only gain access by earning a place through volunteerism.
Marc graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University completing a degree in international relations, He won a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to complete a law degree at Oxford University. Marc is the recipient of many honors. These include: the youngest person ever to be awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in 2004, the youngest to be selected as one of Canada's "Top 40 under 40", selection by the World Economic Forum as one of 250 Young Global Leaders, and in 2010 he received the Order of Canada.
Marc has a special connection to Capilano University. In the first year of the Global Stewardship program ten years ago, he agreed to partner with the program and has made presentations to students on campus. In October 2013, Capilano University was the exclusive post-secondary education partner for We Day Vancouver.
Dr. David Fung
Dr. Fung is an active member of the North Shore community where he and his wife Grace reside. He is a strong advocate of education with an exemplary record of leadership and volunteerism. His outstanding contributions to Canada were recognized in 2012 when he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada. Dr. Fung holds Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from McGill University and has also completed the senior business executive program at Queens University in Kingston.
Dr. Fung currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the ACDEG Group of Companies, a global technology integrator, with business partnerships in forest products, biomass energy, clean technologies, chemicals, electrical power cogeneration, agri-foods, marine equipment, OEM parts manufacturing and packaging wastes recycling in North America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Fung is also strategic advisor of Cycle Capital Management Inc. of Montreal, the largest clean technology venture capital fund in Canada.
Dr. Fung's relationship with Capilano University began in 1998 when he established the ACDEG International Award in order to use the interest earned annually to provide one or more bursary awards for students enrolled in the former Asia Pacific Management Program (later to become the McRae Institute of International Management). Dr. Fung was a strong supporter of the Institute and when it closed in 2007, he continued to serve as an important natural partner for the Capilano University Foundation.