Ben-Gurion University Canada (BGU Canada) was formed on July 27th, 1973. Since then it has played a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision of creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University’s expertise locally and around the globe.
BGU Canada 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.
BGU Canada promotes the pioneering spirit of Israel’s founders that continues to flourish in the vast desert wilderness of the Negev. A unique oasis of innovation, BGU is making the desert bloom, providing expertise in desert studies, alternative energy, ecological conservation, water purification and management, bio- and nanotechnologies, community medicine and global health, social work, and Jewish literature and culture.
BGU Canada supports these endeavours and the University’s extensive outreach to the Negev’s diverse communities, its Arab neighbours, developing nations and the world.