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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. 

The Hebrew University is a pluralistic institution where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind in an atmosphere free of discrimination and prejudice. Visit www.cfhu.org. 

CFHU Annual Reports

These dynamic overviews of the discoveries and accomplishments of The Hebrew University, CFHU's activities, events, scholarships, revenues, and disbursements provide a fascinating spotlight into the range, depth, and scope of The Hebrew University and CFHU chapters across Canada. They are available to be viewed as interactive flip books online or as PDF files.

Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014
2015 Annual Report:    FLIPBOOK   PDF 2014 Annual Report:    FLIPBOOK   PDF
2013 CFHU Annual Report 2012 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report:
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2012 Annual Report:
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2011 Annual Report:
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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.

Joseph Lebovic 2016
Alvin Segal OC OQ 2015
Gail Asper 2014
Rick Hansen 2012
Professor Janice Gross Stein 2012
Ronald Appleby Q.C 2009
A. Ephraim Diamond 2005
Stephen Lipper 2003
Jack Ormut 2001
Professor Natalie Zemon Davis 2000
Prime Minister Jean Chretien 2000
Israel Asper 1999
Edward Winant 1997
Clara Balinsky 1996
Neri Bloomfield 1995
Dr. Gerald Halbert 1994
Hon. Irwin Cotler 1992
Charles Bronfman 1990
Morris J. Wosk 1989
Helen Berman 1988
Edward Bronfman 1986
Dr. Ralph Halbert 1984
Morris Tabachnick 1979
Sam Risk 1977
Bora Laskin 1975
Charles Best 1972
Louis Bloomfield 1971
Dr. Judah H. Quastel 1970
Bernard Bloomfield 1966
Michael Greenblatt 1964
Samuel Freedman 1964
Allan Bronfman 1957

 

Complete listing of all Honorary Doctorates

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CFHU is dedicated to supporting IMRIC through direct funding and by developing key collaborative medical research partnerships between Canada
and Israel.
www.imric.org

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