November 3, 2014 Lassonde Technion Partnership

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The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have entered into a strategic partnership that will see students at the two educational institutions jointly develop commercially viable projects. The first phase of the project commenced this past summer when 21 Lassonde students visited the Technion to understand more about the educational approach and how they teach entrepreneurship. The Technion visit in August was a first step in a more comprehensive and large scale co-operation between the Universities.

Take a minute and watch this video made by the students who discuss what the program meant to them. Lassonde Technion Summer Program

And also check out this blog posted by one of the Lassonde Students.“How Technion will help me reach outer space”

September 30, 2014 Robotic exoskeleton demo to be in Toronto

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September 30, 2014 | Jewish Tribune

RewalkTechnion Canada along with sponsors Bistro Grande and Stone Tile International Inc., will host a demonstration of the ReWalk, the first commercially viable upright walking assistance tool, in Toronto on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Bistro Grande, 1000 Eglinton Ave. W. at 8 a.m.

ReWalk, established by Technion Electrical Engineering graduate Dr. Amit Goffer along with other Technion graduates, enables paraplegics to stand, walk, climb stairs and drive. Dr. Goffer, a paraplegic himself, joined Technion’s high tech incubator and established Argo Medical Technologies, eventually producing the wearable exoskeleton.

The ReWalk is already approved for use in Asia and Europe, received Health Canada approval for home use at the beginning of 2014 and in the US, FDA approval in May.

While it sells for about $69,500US, the company hopes both public and private sector insurers will eventually agree to shoulder the cost because it improves the health of its users by reducing the complications brought on by being confined to a wheelchair; as the need for medications are reduced, the system will eventually pay for itself. ReWalk is the most used, most studied exoskeleton technology of its kind with more than 400 ‘ReWalkers’ benefitting from the device around the world.

September 15, 2014 Toronto’s Schwartz/Reisman JCC Welcomes Technion Vice President Prof. Boaz Golany

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Please join us for an Exclusive Discussion The Role of the Technion in the Globalization of Higher Education

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Boaz Golany, Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Special Guest, Ms. Christine Elliot, MPP (Whitby-Oshawa) will be accepting a special gift from the Technion in honour of Canada’s former Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, who was a true friend of the Technion and the Jewish Community.

Schwartz/Reisman Centre • Lebovic Campus • 9600 Bathurst Street

To RSVP or for more information please contact judy@technioncanada.org or 416-789-4545

September 23, 2014 Technion Partner, the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University Hosts the Annual Lassonde Debate

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10606211_793192260732220_3114987500447643049_nThe Lassonde Debate is organized by the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in collaboration with our partners and friends. This annual occasion has been created to promote lively intellectual discussion of big, provocative questions in a small, intimate setting – or as we like to put it: An Oxford-style debate in the atmosphere of a Renaissance salon. 1 motion, 1 moderator, 2 sides, 4 debaters, 150 guests, 2 ballots…. 1 winner: the side that changes the most minds in the room.

This year, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, a partner of Lassonde will have Prof. Harry Yuklea participating in the debate. An academic and practitioner, he was directly involved for the last 35 years in the remarkable build-up process of the Israeli high-tech sector, his career ranging from technology development and engineering to marketing, management, consulting and investment. He has held executive management positions at leading publicly traded hi-tech companies like Sapiens International Corp., Lannet Data Communications Ltd. and Fibronics Ltd. as well as at a series of technology start-ups such as XOsoft, Snapshield, OptoSTORAGE and Bacsoft and served in the Board of Directors of several high-tech firms.

Prof. Yuklea serves as policy design adviser to the Israeli National Economic Council, the Israeli Chief Scientist Office and various international and foreign government agencies.

To register click on lassondedebate.com

July 9, 2014 Technion Canada Mourns the Passing of David J. Azrieli CM CQ

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Mr. David J. Azrieli
Mr. David Azrieli

 

 

 

 

 

Technion Canada’s Board of Directors extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to Stephanie Azrieli and family on the passing of Technion Canada’s Honourary Life President, David J. Azrieli CM CQ, a beloved husband, father and grandfather. David dedicated his life to his family, his business, philanthropy and Israel and he will be remembered as someone who dreamed it and did it and left the world a better place.

Doreen Green                         Marvin Ostin

National Chair                     National President

April 10, 2014 Technion ‘breakthrough’: Transplanting of engineered tissue to repair muscle injury

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JPost.com 04/09/2014

The use of engineered tissue to repair bodily injuries has taken an important step forward as the transplant of engineered tissue containing major blood vessels had its first ever success. Such a transplant can repair severe abdominal muscle injury.

Prof. Shulamit Levenberg, of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, headed the research team.

They have long worked on creating tissue on artificial scaffold, and recently published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

In the past, researchers had only managed to transplant engineered muscle tissue with small blood vessels.

But this medical breakthrough, on which the Technion holds a patent, may do away with the need for complex surgeries.

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March 18, 2014 Another Footprint for Technion with a Leading Canadian Engineering University.

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Two of the world’s top innovation universities hope to accelerate breakthroughs in research and commercialization with a new agreement signed during a joint conference in Israel today, Tuesday March 18, 2014.

The agreement between the University of Waterloo and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology brings together some of the top minds in quantum information science, nanotechnology and water for pure and applied research.

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