VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2012) - Eminata's Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Chung was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony hosted by Senator Yonah Martin in Burnaby on September 8, 2012.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to celebrate Her Majesty's accession to the Throne 60 years ago. This commemorative medal is a tangible and lasting way to pay tribute to 60,000 Canadians who have benefitted their fellow citizens, their communities, their organizations and the country. It provides an opportunity to look back and recognize those who made Canada what it is today, and to look forward and recognize people who are actively involved in our country's future.
Unaware of his nomination, Dr. Chung said, "Being nominated for this honour is a humbling experience that caught me off guard."
Dr. Chung's humanitarian and charitable works include supporting and serving on the boards of Power to Change, Global Connections International and the Great Commission Foundation, among others. He is also a long-time supporter of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, having sat on the board since 2007.
In 2008, through Lift Up Canada, Dr. Chung donated over a thousand scholarships for inner-city children to pursue post-secondary education. In the same year, he established the Joseph Chung Scholarship Fund at Regent College and in 2012, created the Joseph Chung Endowment at Trinity Western University to assist those pursuing higher education in the field of special education.
Dr. Chung is the founder and Executive Chairman of The Eminata Group, an organization dedication to contributing to society by changing lives through education, service and care.