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Gabriel Bran Lopez

Youth Fusion
Founding Executive Director
Gabriel Bran Lopez is the founding Executive Director of Youth Fusion, an award-winning non-profit organization that employs 135 people and works to counter dropout rates through innovative partnerships. Gabriel is also the co-founder of FIRST Robotics Quebec, an organization that actively encourages students through hands-on science and technology projects, and that organizes Quebec’s annual Robotics Festival in collaboration with Bombardier Aerospace. In April 2013, La Presse and Radio-Canada (CBC) named him Personality of the Week, a prestigious recognition granted to outstanding individuals by Quebec’s leading media. In 2007, Gabriel graduated with Great Distinction from Concordia in Communication Studies, where he was granted both the John E. O’Brien Medal by the department, as well as the Outstanding Student Award by the Concordia University Alumni Association. He then worked in Uganda and in Senegal, promoting human rights, education, health and sustainable development.