George Iwama is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Quest University. He is the past President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia. He recently was the Executive Vice President, and the Provost and Vice-CEO of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan.
He is a graduate of UBC, where he later served as Full Professor. As a comparative physiologist, he applied his science to aquaculture and environmental issues.
He has served as Director General of two NRC Institutes. He has been the Dean of Science at Acadia and Carleton Universities.
He also is an Editor for the journal Aquaculture, Elsevier Press.