(L to R): Graham Carr, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Concordia University and Prof. Zvi HaCohen, Rector of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
(L to R): Ziv Nevo Kulman, Consul General of Israel for Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces; Dominique Anglade, Quebec Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation; Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec; Deborah Lyons, Canadian Ambassador to Israel; and Bram Freedman, Vice-President, Advancement and External Relations, Concordia University
In May 2017, during Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s trade mission to Israel, the goal of which was to increase economic and academic research ties between Quebec and Israel, both Concordia University and McGill University signed new MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) with Ben-Gurion University.
BGU and Concordia agreed to explore and implement two joint research projects:|
- Technophobia, technostress and technocreativity in later life: The project brings together researchers from Concordia and BGU to conduct collaborative work on aging in a growingly digital world. Through surveys and interviews of those who are old, the researchers aim to understand the real-life conditions that lead to feelings of technophobia or technostress as people age.
- Privacy and the Internet of Things: This project allows Concordia and BGU researchers and students to work together on the ramifications of the wide deployment of ‘internet of things’ devices.
(L to R): Prof. Zvi HaCohen, Rector of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, McGill University
(L to R): Ziv Nevo Kulman, Consul General of Israel for Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces; Dominique Anglade, Quebec Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation; Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec; and Deborah Lyons, Canadian Ambassador to Israel.
The McGill MOU recognizes the initiators of the formal partnership between the International Community Action Network (ICAN) of McGill University and the Charlotte B. and Jack J. Spitzer Department of Social Work at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, which will continue to serve in the collaboration. The goal of the MOU is also to expand collaborative relations between the two institutions.
There were two other agreements signed with BGU:
An agreement to implement a joint PhD program to advance collaborations between researchers and students at BGU and McGill.
And a Student Exchange Agreement to enhance education exchange opportunities for students.