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Future Innovators

12:00 PM

Join us for an interactive discussion with Technion- Israel institute of Technology’s greatest assets: its students. These select scholars represent the very soul of the Technion. Their participation provides an inspiring glimpse into the lives and minds of those who will help shape the future of Israel and the world.

This year four students will share their life-changing research and personal stories with warmth, humour, and enthusiasm. We invite you to reconnect with fellow Technion Canada supporters and alumni while meeting these outstanding individuals who are determined to make the world a more equitable and healthier place.

Hosted by Technion Alumni,
Frieda Granot from Vancouver and Neil Davis from Montreal


Featured Speakers


Aviad Navon

’17, a Ph.D. candidate in the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has always been passionate about environmental preservation. Prior to his studies, he took a gap year to work in the Israeli tree conservation program Keren Kayemet and to explore nature in South America. Today, he is exploring methods of integrating clean energy sources into modern power systems, and one of his proposed solutions was adopted by the Israeli Electricity Authority.
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Maya Kaduri

’17, M.S. ’19 is an accomplished scholar who already has four published peer-reviewed papers. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Professor Avi Schroeder’s laboratory in the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering, where she developed a prize-winning approach to treating breast cancer metastasis. Also gifted in the arts, Maya has danced professionally in the Technion Salsa Dance Group and served as a music counselor with the Jewish Agency in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Dean Zadok

’19, a master’s student in the Henry and Marilyn Taub Faculty of Computer Science, has used his skills to help create a self-driving racecar that attracted widespread media coverage in Israel and won awards. He has now changed course and is focused on the medical field, developing advanced algorithms and using ultrasound to improve prostheses for individuals with lower-arm injuries. Dean plans on pursuing his Ph.D. at the Technion with the goal of contributing to both academia and industry.
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Rawan Omar

’14, M.S.’17 is a Ph.D. candidate in the Norman Seiden Intl. Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and a graduate of Harvard University’s postgraduate certificate program Foundations of Clinical Research. She actively promotes science and tech education to women and Israeli Arabs.
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