CABGU fulfills its mission by raising funds and awareness for the University across Canada, showcasing BGU’s academic excellence and cutting-edge research from the desert for the world.

Activities include educating individuals, foundations and media about the University’s ground-breaking research through a series of exciting, informative communications, educational programs and events, featuring BGU’s world-renowned faculty. CABGU promotes the pioneering spirit of Israel’s founders that continues to flourish in the vast desert wilderness of the Negev.


We are pleased to invite you to join us at the
48th Board of Governors Meeting of Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev, 
to take place on Sunday – Wednesday, May 6-9, 2018.





BGU leads the way in Autism Research
BGU and Community Action
How Fragile is the Glass Ceiling? Rivka Carmi at TEDxBGU 



BGU Team at the Engineering Commerce Case Competition

CABGU was delighted to host the team of commerce and engineering students who competed in the Engineering Commerce Case Competition at Concordia University earlier this month, accompanied by Professor Amir Shapiro. Team BGU won the bronze prize, coming 3rd out of 15 teams, with a special award for most sustainable solution. This is the 4th consecutive year that BGU has participated in this competition – click here to read more about the event.

During their visit to Montreal, the team feasted on Montreal’s best Chinese food at Beijing, toured Mont-Royal with Executive Director Simon Bensimon, met the Montreal Board of Directors at a reception at the home of Gail Palevsky and Simon Mendelson and learned all about locks and keys at Aaron M. Fish’s Lock Museum and Educational Centre.

CABGU Montreal launches its “BG Network” Business Lunch Series, with special guest speaker, Mr. Roni Zahavi, CEO of CyberSpark.

In November CABGU Montreal launched its BGNetwork Business Lunch Series presenting Israel’s Cyber Security Ecosystem, featuring Roni Zehavi, CEO of CyberSpark. A partnership between the Government of Israel, the Municipality of Beer-sheva, Ben-Gurion University and Private Industry, CyberSpark is a world leader in creating an environment capable of tackling the challenges presented by breaches in cybersecurity.


For the eighth consecutive year, CABGU welcomes BGU students to compete at the John Molson MBA International Case Competition.

On January 1, 2018, CABGU Montreal, was thrilled to host the 2018 Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management Team participating at the annual John Molson MBA International Case Competition at Concordia University in Montreal. The BGU Team was the only Israeli Business School at this international competition. A special thank you to team members: Klil Nevo, Noga Pfeffermann, Yonathan Arnon, Ittai Trifman and Eran Rosen and their coach, Meital Magid.

Dalhousie, Ben Gurion University collaborate on brain, spine research.

Dalhousie University in Halifax and Ben Gurion University (BGU) in Be’er Sheva have announced a “trailblazing research relationship” to help find answers to the complexities of the brain and spinal cord. Six professors and researchers from BGU, along with Dan Blumberg, the university’s vice-president and dean for research and development, were in Halifax on Nov. 16, to announce the collaborative effort with their counterparts from Dalhousie.
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Research Without Borders: Health has no Borders… And Research is Limitless

As leading research institutions, St. Boniface Hospital and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have established that knowledge serves us better when transferred and combined by collaboration.
Our researchers are working towards the same end goal – to change the face of health care as we know it, and to overcome today’s most debilitating diseases and conditions.
Two heads are most certainly better than one, and our areas of research expertise complement each other. It will be the sharing of ideas that enables us to make advancements faster and with resources that span over oceans.

With a thriving and active Jewish community in Winnipeg, and a distinct link to our heritage at St. Boniface Hospital, we would like to bring our communities together to support collaborative research initiatives and have several areas of commonality.


Fifth Annual BBQ welcomes Israeli Ambassador

Vancouver – August, 2017
CABGU BC’s 5th annual summer BBQ, hosted by Si and MJ Brown in Vancouver, welcomed Itay Tavor, Spokesperson and Head of Public Diplomacy at the Israeli Embassy in Canada. Itay, whose father and sister are BGU alumni, spoke about innovation to a group of 40 including CABGU CEO Mark Mendelson, CABGU Board members, rabbis, community leaders and supporters, as well as several UBC professors who collaborate with BGU in medical research and European studies.



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Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University is dependent upon the generous support of donors and volunteers to fulfill its mission

BGU is a dynamic, pioneering university with a diverse student body and
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