Zack Gross is Program Coordinator for the Manitoba Council for International Co-operation (MCIC), a coalition of 35 development assistance organizations active in that province. He has worked for almost 40 years in both development assistance overseas and global education in Canada. Zack writes a regular column for the Brandon Sun on world issues. He also sits on the Manitoba Government's Round Table on Sustainable Development and is involved in community development and voluntarism promotion projects in his home region of the Interlake, north of Winnipeg. Zack earned a Master's Degree in History from the University of Manitoba, and more recently received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his local and global development efforts.