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Weizmann Canada
Weizmann Canada is a community of people who promote science for the benefit of humanity; raising awareness and generating support for the outstanding research being done at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Weizmann Canada
Since 1964, Weizmann Canada has partnered with individuals, families, foundations, and the business community to develop funding for the Weizmann Institute of Science; sharing the Institute’s research with the Canadian public; and promoting science literacy and educational programs across all age groups. From coast to coast, Weizmann Canada hosts parlour meetings and interactive evenings with Weizmann Institute Scientists; provides opportunities for participation in educational programs for high school students and young adults; and brings Canadians a front row seat to research that has – and will continue to – change the world.

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About the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences. Founded in 1934, the Weizmann Institute has a long history of investigation and discovery rooted in a mission of advancing science for the benefit of humanity.

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It all Starts with a Question
The Weizmann Institute’s more than 80 years of impact starts with a simple question and plenty of imagination and drive. But it takes even more to power our researchers and their laboratories to life-changing breakthroughs. Individuals, corporations and foundations around the world invest generously in the Weizmann Institute’s research, graduate education and scientific outreach programs, including many Canadians who share our belief in the power of research. Continuing to give scientists the time, space and resources to imagine and discover is the priority of Weizmann Canada.

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Curiosity based research has led to astounding results!

Weizmann scientists’ efforts have led to a long list of life-changing advances in medicine and technology, including the discoveries of amniocentesis, blockbuster drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, nano materials, advanced computer technologies and breakthrough data-storage options. In 2017, the Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked 6th in Nature's international roster of the world’s top 200 research institutions measuring the impact of science on society based on commercial applications, the only institute outside the US to make the top 10 list. The following year, the Weizmann Institute of Science placed ninth in the world in research quality on the highly regarded Leiden University ranking for 2018, which measures the impact of scientific research.

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