Since the very beginning of his career, Eric Hoskins has been a remarkable force for human rights. A physician, he has travelled to some of the world's most volatile regions, in Africa and the Middle East. He devotes his energy and expertise to issues such as street children, famine relief, the effects of war on children, and HIV/AIDS. Since 2001, he has been president of War Child Canada, which funds relief and development programs in support of victims of war around the world. He also provides health care and support services to African refugees and immigrants in Toronto. A recipient of the Pearson Peace Medal, he is a popular media commentator who spurs others to humanitarian action.