Canadians Honoured at the Board of Governors Conference

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75th Board of Governors Meeting

At the recently held 75th Board of Governors Meeting of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, several distinguished Canadians were honoured and many scholarships were given from Canadian donors to worthy Hebrew University student recipients.  

At this year's annual Canadian awards evening 2 Canadian supported Einstein Scholarships were awarded. These scholarships bring with them a four year committiment from the donor, Clara Robert Einstein Scholarship and the Isadore Sharp Einstein Scholarship.

During the Canadian awards evening 14 Ph.D Prizes in Excellence were awarded.  Each Prizes in Excellence is matched by the Hebrew University thus giving each recipient a substantial award that can be of significant assistance in his or her studies or research.  Prizes awarded included:  The Stephen and Irene Lipper Prizes in Jewish Studies (2), Stephen Robert z"l Memorial Prize in Internaional Relations (1), The Toronto Alumni & Friends Prize in Pediatric Medicine (1), The Alan Brown z"l Memorial Prize in Environmental Studies (1), The Maurice and Fay Kaufman z"l Memorial Prize (4), The Johanna Friedlaender z"l Memorial Prize (5).

Click here for an extensive photo gallery with images from convocation, ceremonies, events, and more!


Honourary Doctorate Recipients

Vancouver's Rick Hansen - click here for the video of Rick talking about his honour and Canada-IMRIC collaborations Toronto's Prof. Janice Gross Stein - click here for the video of Janice talking about the honour and her Hebrew U history Ceremony: click here for a video of the conferring of both honorary doctorates and Rick Hansen's convocation address
Rick Hansen video Janice Gross Stein video Convocation video
Click here for Rick Hansen's bio
and award details
Click here for Prof. Gross Stein's bio
and award details

Honourary Fellowship Recipient:

  • Lewis Dobrin of Montreal - click here for a video of Lewis talking about his honour and his connection with the Hebrew University, click here for Mr. Dobrin's bio and award details.
    Lewis Dobrin

Wall of Life Honourees:

Lenny Shapiro Scholarships:

Shapiro and students  Shapiro Lunch  Shapiro and student

Lenny and Faigel Shapiro of Calgary are passionate about supporting students, this year generously donated 3 x Chai + 5 (59) scholarships to Israeli students studying at the Hebrew University. These scholarships are granted to men and women who served in the IDF combat units and general IDF service for women. One of the recipients, Asaf Karavani, read a special letter of thanks on behalf of all the scholarship recipients at a luncheon the Shaprio's hosted in the scholarship recipients' honour.  Three Leonard and Faigel Shapiro IMRIC Doctoral Scholarship awards were also presented this year.

The New Miniature Integrated Systems Laboratory at the Peter Brojde Centre

Brojde presentation  Brojde luncheon group  Brojde and President

  • The Brojde family, Anna, Ari & Robyn and Karen from Montreal, were on hand at this years BOG to announce the establishment of the Miniature Integrated Systems Laboratory at the Peter Brojde Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This would not have been possible without the continued passion, committment of Anna Brojde and her family for the Peter Brojde Centre for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science.  This is the first laboratory in Israel of its kind, according to Center Director Prof. Rony Agranat. Photographed in the centre are students currently studying at the Peter Brojde Centre at a breakfast announcing the new lab.  Several scholarship awards at the Brojde Centre were also giving out at this year's Canadian awards evening.

Exploration of Joint Partnerships Celebrated By CFHU In Conjunction With Brain Scientists and Researchers

Henri Rothschild  Brain Science group  Brain Scientists

  • Also during the BOG, CFHU partnered with a senior delegation of brain scientists and researchers from Canada, India, and Israel who met to explore joint partnerships during a three day mission to Israel that included the Hebrew University. Headed by The Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) and former chief scientist of Canada Henri Rothschild (above), the delegation met with senior IMRIC faculty to discuss Parkinson’s disease research, tested first-hand the new sensory substitution devises (SSDs) enabling the blind in effect to “see”,  toured the Hadassah Medical School, and visited the old city in Jerusalem.  Several Canadian delegates expressed interest in discussing joint opportunities with Hebrew University scientists and researchers.  

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