A growing community has been converging around the objectives and themes of the Foundation. It encourages talented individuals to develop audacious proposals, to set and achieve ambitious goals, and to interact with and teach as many people as possible. The Foundation believes that the best ideas emerge when individuals from different generations and different disciplines focus on a problem together; when technical, scientific, and policy innovators are informed by outstanding communicators in ethics, geography, history, and the law; and when new patterns of human behaviour are revealed and deep cultural understanding achieved.
Meet the community
He was president and chief executive officer of Alcan Inc.; he is currently a director of McCain Foods Limited and The CSL Group Ltd. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and he received two honorary doctorates.