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News

Canadian banks eye Israel’s cybersecurity know-howNovember 27, 2017
Canadian banks eye Israel's cybersecurity know-how

In October, the TD Bank Group became the first Canadian bank to announce that it will open a cybersecurity office in Tel Aviv, in recognition of the fact that Israel is home to some of the world's top talent in the field. Read more.

Canada-Israel Collaboration to advance brain researchNovember 16, 2017
Canada-Israel Collaboration to advance brain research

Canadian and Israeli brain researchers are creating a partnership to bolster research for the care and treatment of patients living with brain injury and disease.
The collaboration will be led by two internationally acclaimed institutes: Dalhousie's Brain Repair Centre and BGU's Zlotowski Centre for Neuroscience's Brain Trust. This united research venture is expected to spark new insights, approaches, diagnostics and therapeutics of common brain diseases. Read more.

Earth’s Most Comprehensive Atlas of Reptilian Species CreatedOctober 17, 2017
Earth's Most Comprehensive Atlas of Reptilian Species Created

An international team of 39 researchers has produced the most comprehensive catalog and atlas of every reptile on earth, including 10,000 species of snakes, lizards, and tortoises. Read more.

BGN Technologies Launches BGR to Commercialize Israel’s First Autonomous Underwater VehicleOctober 16, 2017
BGN Technologies Launches BGR to Commercialize Israel's First Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

BGN Technologies Ltd., the technology company of BGU, announces the launch of BGR to commercialize HydroCamel II, Israel's first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) developed by researchers at BGU's the Laboratory for Autonomous Robotics (LAR). Read more.

BGU Professor Predicted Gamma Rays and Heavy Metals Could Result from a Neutron Star Collision in 1989October 18, 2017
BGU Professor Predicted Gamma Rays and Heavy Metals Could Result from a Neutron Star Collision in 1989

In 1989, Prof. David Eichler published a paper in Na ture proposing that if two neutron stars collided, there would be a burst of gamma rays. Such bursts had been already discovered, but no one knew what they were, and Eichler and his colleagues proposed that at least some of them came from merging neutron stars. Read more.

Fast 3D Microscope with Nano Precision Developed at BGUOctober 18, 2017
Fast 3D Microscope with Nano Precision Developed at BGU

A fast 3D optical microscope which can acquire a full field image of the surfaces of objects at nanoscale resolution was developed recently in the lab of Prof. Ibrahim Abdulhalim in the Unit of Electro-Optical Engineering at BGU. Read more.

Events
The Nathan Morantz Memorial Golf Tournament was a Huge Success R-L: Marty, Lisa and Jeremy Morantz

September 14th, 2017
The Nathan Morantz Memorial Golf Tournament was a Huge Success

"We raised close to $120,000 for autism research," said Zach Ostrove, Executive Director of the Manitoba Region, noting that there were 128 golfers, a virtual sell out. "We are extremely grateful to the Morantz family for allowing us to be a part of honouring Nathan's memory by raising money for research into autism at BGU. The two CABGU co-chairs Susan Feldman and Grant Zipursky should be very proud of their efforts." Read more.

Kindle Your Imagination Lecture Series: One Leader: A Million Prime Ministers June 19th, 2017
Kindle Your Imagination Lecture Series: One Leader: A Million Prime Ministers

A capacity crowd gathered at Concordia University for a fascinating lecture with BGU's Professor Paula Kabalo, Director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, entitled "One Leader: A Million Prime Ministers". The lecture was organized in partnership with Concordia University's Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies.

BGU Forms New Partnerships with Concordia and McGill Universities May, 2017
BGU Forms New Partnerships with Concordia and McGill Universities

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. Read more.

Ben-Gurion University places SECOND at the Engineering Commerce Case Competition March 7th, 2017
Ben-Gurion University places SECOND at the Engineering Commerce Case Competition!

CABGU Quebec is delighted to congratulate the 2017 ECCC team - Rotem Duani (leader), Dor Gal, Yossi Myerson and Roni Raviv - and extends warm wishes to Prof. Amir Shapiro, Director of the Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Financial support was provided by the University, the City of Beer-sheva and CABGU Quebec's generous donors, who deserve a very special thank you. Your support of this important endeavour has provided our four team members with a remarkable experience! Read more.

BGU AT THE 2017 JOHN MOLSON MBA INTERNATIONAL CASE COMPETITION January 2017
BGU At The 2017 John Molson MBA International Case Competition

For the seventh consecutive year, Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has sponsored a team of MBA students to compete at the John Molson MBA International Case Competition at Concordia University. For the second year, the team was made up of students from the Mandel Social Leadership MBA Program (SLMBA) at Ben-Gurion University's Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management. Read more.

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