Mark Bernstein z”I and his wife Zita z”I were long-time supporters of Technion Canada. A proud graduate of engineering chemistry at Queen’s University, Mark felt a close bond with the Jewish community both in Winnipeg and in Israel. He was proud to see Israel lead in scientific endeavours of all kinds and served on the Technion Canada Board for many years.
Mark’s bequest to Technion Canada established an endowment to support bursaries for the Archimedes program at the Technion. This program provides outstanding high school students the opportunity to enroll in courses at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry each year. These talented youth acquire the guidance, tools and knowledge to reach their academic potential, regardless of their financial position.
“Dad found his career in chemistry very intellectually satisfying,” said his daughter, Sandra Bernstein. “He would have been delighted to know that his gift was enabling young people of limited means but similar aspirations the opportunity to follow their dream.”