Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Technion Society thrives in Canada

The annual general meeting for the Canadian Technion Society's (CTS) Toronto chapter hosted the largest turnout it has had in recent years last Sunday. With the launch earlier this year of the young professional division, Generation Next, the number of attendees surged to 56 from 11 in 2010. Out of this developing new leadership group, Toronto chapter president Eddie Pal was nominated and elected to the position of CTS national president. Gen-Nexters Jack Bensimon and Ed Nagel – pictured, respectively, second from right and far left in the back row – were appointed directors to the board.

CTS is on a mission of revitalization and renewal as it continues to support and raise awareness of the great scientific research being conducted by one of Israel's leading universities. A cornerstone of the country's infrastructure, the Technion's work in science, technology and medicine is recognized and respected worldwide. It is the Technion's vision to be among the top 10 post-secondary institutions in the world.

In October, Prof. Dan Shechtman, pictured below on right during a teleconference call with university president Peretz Lavie, received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery of and work on quasicrystals.

CTS is proud to be a partner in furthering awareness of accomplishments by the university's faculty, students and alumni.

On Sunday Nov. 20, 16 Gen-Nexters will embark on a seven-day mission to Israel. The trip will encompass visits to the campus, a tour of the company Better Place – which is developing sustainable, eco-friendly transportation – and the Elite chocolate factory. Participants will also enjoy the ever-present wonders of Eretz Yisrael.

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