Canadians Honoured at the 77th Board of Governors Conference

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77th Board of Governors Meeting

At the recently held 77th 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.

Highlights included the annual Canadian awards evening and 4 Special Canadian dedications which took place to honour individuals who have contributed generously to Hebrew University over the years: Winnipeg's Gail Asper was conferred with an Honourary Doctorate; Montreal's Monette Malewski was bestowed with an Honourary Fellowship; and Andrew Brodie z"l and Leesa Steinberg were honoured at the Wall of Life.

Click here for an extensive photo gallery with images from the CFHU dinner, Honourary Doctorates, Honourary Fellowships, Wall of Life Honourees, the event honouring Gail Asper, Anna Brojde and family luncheon for the Peter Brojde Centre, and the Lenny Shapiro student scholarships gathering.


Video Highlights - click each image for videos from Gail Asper, Monette Malewski, and one of Lenny Shapiro's scholarship receipients:

Gail AsperMonette MalewskiLenny Shapiro Tribute

Honourary Doctorate Recipient, Gail Asper:

  • Click here for Gail's bio and details about her committment to Hebrew University.

Gail Asper

Honorary Fellowship Recipient, Monette Malewski:

  • Click here for Monette's bio and award details.

Monette Malewski - Fellowship

At the annual Canadian dinner Murray Palay, CFHU National Chair, made a special address to the attendees.

BoG 2014 - Canadian Dinner

During the evening the following scholarship awards were given to deserving Hebrew University students.
  • Lenny Shapiro Doctoral Scholarships
  • Alex Soyka z’l Ph.D Scholarship in Pancreatic Cancer Research at IMRIC
  • Scholarship Awards at the Peter Brojde Centre for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science
  • Isadore Sharp Einstein IMRIC Scholarship
  • The Eric Blitstein Memorial Scholarship
  • The Lillian and Bryant Shiller Doctorate Scholarship
  • Scholarship Awards at the Peter Brojde Centre for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science

Also awarded were the Ph.D Prizes in Excellence, each Prize matched by the Hebrew University 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
  • Stephen Robert z"l Memorial Prize in International Relations
  • The Alan Brown z"l Memorial Prize in Environmental Studies
  • The Maurice and Faye Kaufman z"l Memorial Prize
  • The Johanna Friedlander z"l Memorial Prize
  • The Toronto Alumni and Friends Prize in Cancer Research at IMRIC

Wall of Life Honourees:

  • Leesa Steinberg. Click here for her bio and award details.

Leesa Steinberg - Wall of Life

  • Andrew Brodie z"lClick here for his bio and award details. Merle Goldman accepted the Wall of Life honour on behalf of the Brodie family.

Dr. Andrew Brodie - Wall of Life

At a special gathering, Lenny Shapiro met with many of the recipients of his generous scholarships:

Lenny Shapiro

Anna Brojde and her family hosted a luncheon showcasing the Peter Brojde Centre for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science:

Anna Brojde - luncheon

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