Chairman & CEO,
Gibralt Capital Corporation

Supporting research on memory

Samuel Belzberg is a highly successful real estate developer, noted philanthropist and financier with extensive international experience. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, Mr. Belzberg founded First City Financial Corporation, a financial holding company that he built into a $7 billion full-service institution with branches across Canada.

Mr. Belzberg is currently Founder and Chairman of Gibralt Capital Corporation, a Canadian private investment company holding equity interests in several private and public operating companies, as well as Second City Real Estate. Gibralt and Second City manage and own over CDN$500 million of real estate and capital investments.

In 2001, Mr. Belzberg founded Action Canada, an institution that partners with the Government of Canada to endow 20 fellowships a year for bright people who are interested in making a difference in Canada. He also is the Founder and Chairman of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.

Mr. Belzberg was awarded the Order of Canada in 1988 from the Governor General. In 1989 he received an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University. The same year, Simon Fraser University officially opened the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library. In 1992, he received the Governor General of Canada Award, and in 2001 was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada. The Order of BC was bestowed upon him in 2009. The Yeshiva University presented Mr. Belzberg with an Honorary Doctorate in 2010 and, in April 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 60th anniversary commemorative medal.

Dr. Daniel C. Andreae

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