Kitchener Conestoga
Westmount G&CC

Gem Munro has devoted his life and career to improving educational opportunities
for disadvantaged people across Canada and abroad.
Pursuit of this objective carried him into residence in unfortunate communities
across most of Canada, before carrying him overseas.
He is presently a Director of Amarok Society, a registered Canadian charity that
provides education programmes to the very poor in Bangladesh and Pakistan. As
well, Gem is an author and artist whose current book is a
bestselling collection of stories about some of the extraordinary people he’s come
to know in the slums of Bangladesh.  For their work, Gem and his wife, Dr Tanyss Munro, were
recipients of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.