A doctor, educator and administrator, Paul Cappon served as President and CEO of the Canadian Council on Learning from 2004 to 2012. He previously held the post of Director General of Canada’s Council of Ministers of Education and served as Vice President, Academic at Laurentian University. He has also been a faculty member at several universities, including Laurentian, McGill, Saint Mary’s and British Columbia, teaching both sociology and medicine. In addition to these academic contributions, Paul was Director of AIDS Studies at the Montreal General Hospital and served as a member of the International Coordinating Council of the State of the World Forum. He has earned several degrees including an M.D. from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Université de Paris. In 2010, Paul was awarded an honorary degree by Capilano University.