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News

St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg visits Ben-Gurion University.
Important and Ground-Breaking Visit of Winnipeggers to BGU

St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg visits Ben-Gurion University.
Pictured Left to Right: Dana Chokroon, BGU Dept. of Public Affairs, Emilie LaFleche, daughter of the hospital foundation's CEO, Tova Vickar, CABGU Supporter, Mark Mendelson, CABGU CEO, Chuck LaFleche, St. Boniface General Hospital Foundation CEO, Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director Of St Boniface Hospital Research Institute, and Larry Vickar, CABGU Supporter.

Pictured Left to Right: 
Jonathan Allen, Executive Director, Ontario Region
Andy Krol, Former Director of Finance
Mark Mendelson, CEO
Pictured Left to Right:
Jonathan Allen,
  Executive Director,
  Ontario Region

Andy Krol,   Former
  Director of Finance

Mark Mendelson,
  CEO
The Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev sadly announces the retirement of Andy Krol, Director of Finance due to health reasons. For twelve years, Andy was a most dedicated, loyal and industrious member of the CABGU team and is a passionate Montreal Canadiens fan-hence the PK Subban signed Winter Classic jersey. On behalf of all of our supporters and friends, we wish him and his family all the best on the trying journey ahead.

Medical Marijuana Users Benefit From TreatmentMay 27, 2016
Medical Marijuana Users Benefit From Treatment

The results of an extensive study on the effects of medical marijuana use were revealed recently at the Sixth International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy. Read more.

Smog Poses a Threat to Heart HealthMay 27, 2016
Smog Poses a Threat to Heart Health

Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new BGU study suggests. Read more.

Israel’s Cyber Security FrontierMay 26, 2016
Israel's Cyber Security Frontier

In the past, Beer-Sheva was known for being a natural fortress against biblical armies. Today, it is a fortress against a different kind of threat: cyber crime. Read more.

Stares Worse Than Tiny Seats for Obese Air TravelersMay 25, 2016
Stares Worse Than Tiny Seats for Obese Air Travelers

Feelings of shame and humiliation bother obese air passengers more than tight seat belts and tiny seats, according to a study published by BGU researchers. Read more.

Searching for Answers About Crohn’s DiseaseMay 24, 2016
Searching for Answers About Crohn's Disease

A BGU study shows that stressful psychological or economic conditions can have harmful effects on patients with Crohn's disease. Read more.

Unlikely Genetic Cousins DiscoveredMay 19, 2016
Unlikely Genetic Cousins Discovered

Nearly four years ago, an Ethiopian Israeli couple brought their two children to the office of Prof. Ohad Birk, director of the Genetics Institute at Soroka University Medical Center and the Morris Kahn Lab at the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev at BGU. Read more.

An Interview With Prof. Noam WeisbrodMay 19, 2016
An Interview With Prof. Noam Weisbrod

Prof. Noam Weisbrod, director of BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, was recently interviewed by The Water Network. Read more.

Solar Cells That Improve With HeatMay 17, 2016
Solar Cells That Improve With Heat

An international team of scientists has reported a major advance in the physics of perovskite solar cells. Read more.

Beer-Sheva Is in High Demand for High-TechMay 16, 2016
Beer-Sheva Is in High Demand for High-Tech

Beer-Sheva was once a melting pot of Jewish immigration, teeming first with new arrivals from Arab lands, and then with Russian speakers. Today, it is fast becoming a high-tech hub. Read more.

A Cyber Security Powerhouse in the DesertMay 16, 2016
A Cyber Security Powerhouse in the Desert

In the middle of the Negev desert, a cyber city is rising to cement Israel's place as a major digital power. Read more.

Special News

Fran Croll, z’’l Fran Croll, z’’l

We are saddened by the passing of Fran Croll, Past Co-President of CABGU Montreal from 2002 - 2004, 1998 Co-Honouree of the CABGU Ben-Gurion Gala Dinner, National Board member and Montreal Board member for many years, on May 7. Fran is mourned by her husband Reuben Croll, National Board and Board of Governors member, and her children Robyn, Jennifer and Michael, Tony and Adriana, and her grandchildren Adam, Emma, Maya and Yael.

Fran had a heart like no other and her devotion to BGU and Israel will be sorely missed. In her quiet way, she was a giant of a woman who was loved by all who met her. She cared and was not afraid to show it. A woman of great intelligence and insight, her voice was listened to and her opinions valued. May her memory be a blessing - yehee zichrah baruch!

Michal Hornstein, O.C., G.O.Q., z’’l Michal Hornstein, O.C., G.O.Q., z’’l

Holocaust survivor Michal Hornstein left us on April 25, but his generosity to Ben-Gurion University will live on. A man of great vision, he was a pillar of Montreal’s philanthropic community and a great patron of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Concordia University and numerous local hospitals.

Events

First Annual Negev Classic Golf Tournament in Support of Autism Research Winnipeg - August 16, 2016
First Annual Negev Classic Golf Tournament in Support of Autism Research

CABGU Manitoba Region is proud to announce that on August 16th, 2016 we will be holding our First Annual Negev Classic Golf Tournament in support of Autism Research being conducted at Ben-Gurion University. Read more.

Kindle Your Imagination Lecture Series Presents: The Rise and Fall of Moshe Sharett Montreal - April 11, 2016
Kindle Your Imagination Lecture Series Presents: The Rise and Fall of Moshe Sharett

Moshe Sharett, one of Israel's founding politicians, its second Prime Minister and its first Foreign Minister, was erudite, multi-lingual and the consummate gentleman-diplomat. His greatest legacy was to have laid the foundations of diplomacy of the new state during its first decade. Read more.

Join us in Israel for a four-day open house at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  This event takes place Sunday, June 5 to Thursday, June 9, 2016 and is open to all of BGU's friends from around the world
Beer-Sheva, Israel - June 5-9, 2016

2016 Oasis of Innovation at BGU's Board of Governors

Join us in Israel for a four-day open house at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This event takes place Sunday, June 5 to Thursday, June 9, 2016 and is open to all of BGU's friends from around the world. Read more.

BGU Competes at the Engineering Commerce Case Competition Montreal - March 8-13, 2016
BGU Competes at the Engineering Commerce Case Competition

During the second week of March, Ben-Gurion University's team of two engineering students and two business students took part in the Engineering Commerce Case Competition at Concordia with very respectable results. Their participation was funded by CABGU and Prof. Rivka Carmi's BGU Student Fund. Read more.

John Molson MBA International Case Competition Wrap-up Montreal - January 12, 2016
John Molson MBA International Case Competition Wrap-up

For the sixth consecutive year, CABGU Quebec has sponsored a team of MBA students from Ben-Gurion University to participate in the John Molson MBA International Case Competition at Concordia University. This year’s team, which consisted of 5 students from the Mandel Social Leadership Program at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management (GGFBM) at BGU, was ably coached by Dr. Yaron Lahav from the GGFBM and Meital Magid, a past competitor who has acted as Assistant Coach on several occasions. Read more.

Feasting with the Living and the Dead - How yahrzeit is observed in Vietnam Montreal - Thursday, October 22, 2015
Feasting with the Living and the Dead - How yahrzeit is observed in Vietnam

Dr. Nir Avieli of Ben-Gurion University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology shared the complexities of this religious observance at a lecture in Montreal on October 22nd. He noted that though food is the one cultural artifact that becomes a part of every human being, language fails to adequately describe tastes and the experience of eating. Read more.

Nanotechnology: Tiny Solutions to Huge Challenges Montreal - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Nanotechnology: Tiny Solutions to Huge Challenges

In a fascinating lecture entitled “Nanotechnology: Tiny Solutions to Huge Challenges”, Professor Yuval Golan, Director of Ben-Gurion University’s Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (IKI), demystified the universe of the extremely small. Read more.

Ben-Gurion Gala Dinner for Development of Desalination Methods for the World Montreal - Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Ben-Gurion Gala Dinner for Development of Desalination Methods for the World

On May 26, 2015 CABGU Quebec welcomed 370 people to a Gala Dinner at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim honouring two exceptional members of Montreal's business community, Gerry Apostolatos, partner at Langlois Kronström Desjardins and Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank. Read more.

CABGU Shabbat Dinner in Honour of the Arni Thorsteinson Exchange Program Winnipeg - Friday, May 8, 2015
CABGU Shabbat Dinner in Honour of the Arni Thorsteinson Exchange Program

On Friday May 8th the Board of CABGU Manitoba Region celebrated a Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in honour of the Arni Thorsteinson Exchange Program. Read more.

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