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December 6, 2016
David Ben Gurion Memorial Day
David Ben Gurion Memorial Day

David Ben Gurion Memorial Day falls on the 6th Kislev, the Hebrew date of his death. It was designated to commemorate David Ben Gurion's historic achievements and contribution as a leader and a statesman. Its parallel purpose was to explore his heritage as a founder, nation-builder and architect of the modern state.

November 30, 2016
BGU, Paypal announce R&D partnership in big data and cybersecurity
BGU, Paypal announce R&D partnership in big data and cybersecurity

This partnership will allow PayPal to leverage BGU's top-notch researchers and years of groundbreaking research. Read more.

November 23, 2016
Presidents Alan Shepard from Concordia University and Rivka Carmi from BGU with Mayor Denis Coderre from Montreal signing an MOU regarding the Azrieli institutes.
Presidents Alan Shepard from Concordia University and Rivka Carmi from BGU with Mayor Denis Coderre from Montreal signing an MOU regarding the Azrieli institutes.

 

November 22, 2016
Center for Israel Studies Launched at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
Center for Israel Studies Launched at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism

The Center for Israel Studies was formally launched recently at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism in Sede Boqer. The opening event was held in the presence of Azrieli Foundation board member Danna Azrieli and CEO Offi Zisser and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi. Read more.

September 15, 2016
On Sept. 15 BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi M.D. and Mark Mendelson enjoyed a very special visit with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, in which gifts were exchanged.
On Sept. 15 BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi M.D. and Mark Mendelson enjoyed a very special visit with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, in which gifts were exchanged.

 

November 4, 2016
Toronto and Montreal mayors head 120-member mission to Israel
Toronto and Montreal mayors head 120-member mission to Israel

Our CEO, Mark Mendelson, has been invited to join the trade mission to Israel. The mission includes Montreal Mayor Coderre, Toronto Mayor John Tory and a large group of Canadian business leaders. A visit to BGU is on the itinerary! Read more.

Shimon Peres 1923-2016September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres 1923-2016

We mourn the passing of Israel's former president and prime minister, a true leader, pioneer and partner. Read more.

New International Cyber Security and Machine Learning Academic and Professional Program (ICSML) opens at BGUJuly 13, 2016
New International Cyber Security and Machine Learning Academic and Professional Program (ICSML) opens at BGU

The first International Summer program in Data Mining and Business Intelligence with a focus in Cyber Security Applications recently opened at BGU. Read more.

Events

John Molson MBA International Case Competition Montreal - November 22, 2016
John Molson MBA International Case Competition

For the seventh consecutive year, CABGU Quebec will sponsor 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 of 5 MBA students will be coached by Prof. Pierre Kletz, Director of the Mandel Social Leadership Program at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management (GGFBM) at BGU, with the help of Assistant Coach Shachar Liran-Hanan, who competed in January 2016. Read more.

Join us in Israel for a five-day open house at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This event takes place Sunday, May 14 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 and is open to all of BGU's friends from around the world
Beer-Sheva, Israel - May 14-18, 2017

2017 Oasis of Innovation at BGU's Board of Governors

Join us in Israel for a five-day open house at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This event takes place Sunday, May 14 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 and is open to all of BGU's friends from around the world. Read more.

Annual Vancouver BBQ Vancouver - August 23rd, 2016
Annual Vancouver BBQ

On Sunday August 23rd CABGU BC held its fourth barbecue in the end of August at the home of lifelong associates of Ben-Gurion University. We enjoyed an Israeli barbecue and salads followed by an address by Professor Pardo. CABGU CEO Mark Mendelson, who made his annual trek to the West Coast, shared updates on national and international developments. Read more.

The Negev Classic Golf Tournament Winnipeg - August 16th, 2016
The Negev Classic Golf Tournament

On a picturesque August day the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University held its inaugural charity Golf Tournament, the Negev Classic at Glendale Golf & Country Club ... and it was a tremendous success in its first year! Read more.

Fifth Annual Kindle Your Imagination Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Ilan Dinstein - Cracking the Autism Puzzle Montreal - September 25, 2016
Fifth Annual Kindle Your Imagination Lecture Series Presents:  Dr. Ilan Dinstein - Cracking the Autism Puzzle

Dr. Ilan Dinstein, a member of Ben-Gurion University's Department of Psychology and the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, has established Israel's first major autism research center with the help of additional scientists at the university and physicians in the neighboring Soroka Medical Center. The goals of the research center are to reveal what causes different types of autism and to develop new interventions for the disorder through a better understanding of the genetics, metabolism, brain function, and behavior of 1-4 year old toddlers who develop autism. 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.

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.

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.

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