In Memorium of Dr. Paul Forage


1957 - 2015

Dr. Paul Forage created and conducted the first Atlantic Hope Field Training Exercise in 2000. His goal was to create smarter, safer, and better educated humanitarians. His passion was experience-based learning- to learn by doing. His vision was to let students fail in a simulated environment so that when they entered the real world, they would know how to proceed safely and correctly. Paul Forage's humanitarian passion merged with his goal of education to yield Atlantic Hope, which, after over a decade of outstanding success, produced two sister exercises and the Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education, of which Dr. Forage was a founding member. 

Before creating what would become one of the largest civilian-led humanitarian and disaster relief training exercise in the world, Dr. Forage received his PhD in Chinese History and Language from the University of Toronto, studied in China, and served his home country in the Canadian Army Reserve Forces with the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment. He also taught and inspired students at universities in Michigan and Florida, USA. 

While he will be remembered for many things by many people, Paul Forage will be remembered by the world for the impact his work in humanitarian response, disaster relief, and international aid- and the ever-expanding wave of effect the students he trained, challenged, and motivated. Dr. Forage leaves behind a consortium and a world full of students dedicated to his passion for experiential learning, academic knowledge, strength under pressure, and drive to aid the world. He lives on in a legacy of success, intelligence, and well-prepared humanitarians ready to truly save the world. 

Paul, we offer you our sincerest thanks.