West Vancouver entrepreneur and philanthropist Yuri Fulmer is set to become Capilano University’s newest chancellor on June 18. 

From the drive-thru window to the convocation stage, with a brief stop at university on the way, West Vancouver entrepreneur and philanthropist Yuri Fulmer will be invested as Capilano University’s newest chancellor next month.

As chancellor, Fulmer will be part of the board of governors and senate that run the university, but he will also serve as its figurehead, carrying out ceremonial duties like conferring degrees and giving out awards.

“It's a big piece of this community,” he said. “And I think they've got aspirations to be even better than they are today. It's always great to be associated with, and to be part of an organization that's doing great stuff, but wants to be even better. That's what really convinced me.”

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BRENT RICHTER is a full-time news reporter at the North Shore News who covers municipal council, police and crime, fire, rescues and whatever else lands on his desk.