Makhan Dubé practiced family medicine in Nanaimo for over three decades. For many years he was the President of the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society. He is Founding President of Global Village (Nanaimo). Makhan is in his late eighties now and maintains his strong interests in local and global affairs, with a particular focus on social justice and environmental sustainability issues. In his quiet moments he loves puttering in his garden and spending time with his wife, Vilma.
Vilma Dubé is a retired schoolteacher living in Nanaimo. In her late eighties now, Vilma's time is spent with her close family and friends. Her primary concerns are for the wellbeing of her husband of over 60 years and her three children, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Vilma has been a strong advocate for social changes that foster a more caring local community. She served on the Board of Directors of Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University) for many years.