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David Fung, PhD.

Fall 2022 honorary degree recipient

Hong Kong-born David Fung is a technology integrator and serial entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded more than 25 business ventures in North America, Europe and Asia.

Trained as a chemical engineer, Fung has held key research and operational positions at global chemical and engineering companies and has spent much of his career developing sustainable industry and energy solutions. These include the world’s largest smelter sulphuric acid recycling system, waste-water recycling in Israel, a Sino-Canadian waste-powered plant in Shanghai, and a packaging-recycling partnership in Europe, Asia and North America. Fung is a co-inventor of 27 patents with 39 patent applications pending.

A highly sought-after advisor, Fung has served as a member of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and on the boards of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Canadian Standards Association Group, Canada China Business Council, National Zero Waste Council of Canada and many others. He has served as strategic advisor to Cycle Capital Management Inc., one of Canada’s largest clean-tech venture funds, and has represented Canada as an investment champion on trade missions around the world.

In 2009, Asia Network Canada named Fung Canadian Asian of the Year in the Business and Public Service category. In 2012, the Governor General of Canada awarded Fung the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his extraordinary leadership, volunteerism and outstanding contributions to Canada.

Degree conferred: DSc.

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To nominate someone for a Concordia honorary degree, please review the selection criteria, eligibility and exclusions as outlined in the Policy on the Awarding of Honorary Degrees, complete a nomination form, and send it to:

Shelina Houssenaly
HDCC secretary

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