Future is Now launch party. L-R: Mark Mendelson z”l, BGU Canada CEO; Eric Beutel, National Treasurer; Gary Fine, past National President; Tamara Fine, Toronto board member; Mitchell Oelbaum, past National President; Naomi Oelbaum, Toronto chapter co-President; and David Dulberg, Toronto co-President. Kneeling: Shimmy Wenner, Executive Director, Toronto region. Photo: courtesy

MAY 2022 Toronto Chapter launched Future is Now Gala BGU Canada’s Toronto chapter hosted The Future is Now Gala launch party at the home of Tamara and Gary Fine. The event featured Dr. Oren Wacht, Academic Director of the Field Family Foundation Medical Simulation Center at BGU. The event kicked off the fundraising campaign for The Future is Now Gala featuring Michael J. Fox. Dr. Wacht gave a brilliant presentation and showcased some of the technology from the Medical Simulation Center. This was one of the first in-person events to be held post-COVID in Toronto. It was extremely refreshing to be able to see our volunteer leaders in person.

BeBGU co-President Philippe Mauchard advances the BGU cause in Brussels. Photo: courtesy

JUN 2022 BeBGU Touts BGU Climate Tech Belgian Friends of BGU (BeBGU) partnered with the Embassy of Israel in Belgium and Luxembourg for the "Climate Tech in Israel" BeBGU, presented an overview of Israeli climate tech innovations, as well as the BGU-Belgian connection. BGU's Prof. Ariel Kushmaro presented his research on biological CO 2 capture using photosynthesis of microalgae and calcium carbonate. event in Brussels. Philippe Mauchard, co-President of


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