About Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU), founded in 1944 by Canadian philanthropist Allan Bronfman, promotes awareness, leadership and financial support for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
CFHU facilitates academic and research partnerships between Canada and Israel as well as establishing scholarships, supporting research, cultivating student and faculty exchanges and recruiting Canadian students to attend the Rothberg International School. CFHU has chapters in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
In 2008 CFHU undertook a major fundraising initiative to raise 50M for the Institute for Medical Research Israel - Canada (IMRIC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University is dedicated to supporting IMRIC through direct funding and by being the catalyst in developing key collaborative medical research partnerships between Canada and Israel.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened in 1925, is Israel's leading university. Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, and Sigmund Freud, were among the university's founders, they were thinkers and visionaries whose genius inspired a university that would have no limits or borders. Ranked as one of the world's leading research universities (ranked 3rd in Asia and 70th globally), HU lies at the forefront of the international academic and scientific communities. Many top prizes and awards have been won by its graduates and faculty including eight Nobel Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.
CFHU Annual Reports
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The Canadian Centres at Hebrew University
The Canadian Centres at Hebrew University foster learning in the following areas: Entrepreneurship, Innovative Engineering and Computer Science, East-Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, and Patient-Centred Medicine. These centres, generously established by Canadian donors, continue to have great impact in research and education at the Hebrew University.
Board of Governors Meetings at Hebrew U
The Annual Hebrew University Board of Governors meetings takes place each June in Jerusalem.
Click here for highlights of the 2016 BOG.
Click here for highlights of the 2015 BOG.
Click here for highlights of the 2014 BOG.
Click here for highlights of the 2013 BOG.
Click here for highlights of the 2012 BOG.
Honorary Doctorates - Canadian Recipients
The Hebrew University awards honorary degrees to persons who have distinguished themselves by academic or creative achievement, who have rendered outstanding service to the University, or whose activities have been of notable benefit to humanity, the State of Israel, or the Jewish people.
|Alvin Segal OC OQ||2015|
|Professor Janice Gross Stein||2012|
|Ronald Appleby Q.C||2009|
|A. Ephraim Diamond||2005|
|Professor Natalie Zemon Davis||2000|
|Prime Minister Jean Chretien||2000|
|Dr. Gerald Halbert||1994|
|Hon. Irwin Cotler||1992|
|Morris J. Wosk||1989|
|Dr. Ralph Halbert||1984|
|Dr. Judah H. Quastel||1970|