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
In 2010, Mr. Edwards retired after 41 years in Canada’s public service. He has an extensive experience in foreign affairs and international trade and an acute knowledge of Canada-Asia relations.