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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.

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A sellout crowd of more than 500 people was enthralled by Bill Browder’s account of the events stemming from his business dealings in Russia – the murder of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, the subsequent adoption of the Magnitsky Act in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and many other countries, and his personal commitment to enforcing sanctions against those who violate human rights.  

Well-known Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay moderated a discussion between Browder and The Hon. Irwin Cotler, Canada’s former Minister of Justice, current Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and Browder’s partner in the establishment of the Magnitsky Act in Canada. Among Cotler’s many accolades is an honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, conferred in 2016.

CABGU would like to thank the generous sponsors of this very special event, which raised funds for doctoral scholarships in Human Rights Studies at the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at BGU.

“Ben-Gurion” Level:

Larry & Margaret Nachshen
Crowe BGK
Felicia & Arnold Aaron Foundation
Dym Family Foundation
Anonymous

“Beer-sheva” Level:

Bissell Family Foundation
Reuben Croll
Gordon & Penny Echenberg
Robert Elman
Roslyn Plotnick Margles
Dundy & Lyon Sachs
Sandra & Allen Quallenberg
Marilyn Takefman
N & J Richer Foundation
Dorel Industries
Robert Raich & Marlene Gilfix-Raich
Maimonides Hospital Foundation

“Sde Boker Campus” Level:

Mark & Edna Mendelson & Family
Cheryl & Richard Levy
Miriam Fertsman
Scotia McLeod/Robert Moore

“Eilat Campus” Level:

TD
Brenda & Sam Gewurz
The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation
Alta & Harvey Levenson
Black Lantern Holdings
Peggi Cohen & Dr. Mark Rabinovitch
Leesa Steinberg
Bill Lassner
Anthony Croll
Joseph Gurandiano
Future Electronics
Leslie Beck

Mitzi & Mel Dobrin Family Foundation
Judith & John Lechter Foundation
Peter Fraenkel
Gerald Kandestin
SCP Science
The Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation
Barbara & Melvin Schloss
Aaron Drazin

A private dinner was held on April 28 in recognition of top-tier event sponsors – for photos please click here.

To visit the Evening with Bill Browder photo gallery please click here.

Read more about Bill Browder here and here.

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.

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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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