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

St. Bonafice 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. Bonafice General Hospital Foundation CEO, Dr. Grant Pierce, Exectuive 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.

May 10, 2016
Entrepreneurship and Innovation, China-Israel - Challenges and Opportunities
Entrepreneurship and Innovation, China-Israel - Challenges and Opportunities

The Third Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference (GEIC) will take place at BGU on May 16, 2016. It will be the first such conference to take place outside of China, and is a joint collaboration between BGU and Jilin University of China (JLU). Read more.

A New Gauze That Stops Bleeding in MinutesMay 10, 2016
A New Gauze That Stops Bleeding in Minutes

Technology developed by nanomaterials chemist Dr. Shani Eliyahu-Gross has been commercialized to create WoundClot gauze. Read more.

Flying High with AlgaeMay 10, 2016
Flying High with Algae

A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. Read more.

Treating Postpartum DepressionMay 10, 2016
Treating Postpartum Depression

BGU researchers have issued new guidelines for treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), based on a recent study. Read more.

Prof. Libersat- First at BGU to Receive Grant from the National Geographic SocietyMay 8, 2016
Prof. Libersat- First at BGU to Receive Grant from the National Geographic Society

Prof. Frederic Libersat was informed last week that he had received a prestigious grant from the National Geographic Society. Read more.

A Land of Milk and Honey - and WaterMay 5, 2016
A Land of Milk and Honey - and Water

Even as one of the world's smallest countries, Israel is at the forefront of progress toward tackling one of the world's largest problems: water scarcity. Read more.

Octopus Points to the Future of Keyhole SurgeryMay 3, 2016
Octopus Points to the Future of Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole, or minimally invasive surgery can offer many benefits over more traditional, open operations, including reduced risk of infections, quicker recovery times and less scarring. Read more.

Every Last DropMay 3, 2016
Every Last Drop

Prof. Gross turns human waste into water - water pure enough to make the desert bloom. Read more.

How Plants Communicate With One AnotherMay 3, 2016
How Plants Communicate With One Another

Prof. Ariel Novoplansky was the featured speaker at a recent event hosted by AABGU's Philadelphia Chapter. Read more.

Why Can’t a Woman Play Tennis Like a Man?May 2, 2016
Why Can't a Woman Play Tennis Like a Man?

Changing court conditions to address differences in men's and women's play might make women's tennis matches more competitive, according to a new study by BGU and other Israeli researchers. 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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