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The people behind the science
Our Donors

For more than 80 years, Weizmann scientists have been dreaming of a better world, and donor support has fueled their research every step of the way.

In 2019, the Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked 2nd in Nature’s international roster of the world’s top 200 research institutions measuring the impact of science on society, the only institute outside the US to make the top 10 list. Weizmann Canada’s committed and passionate donors enable our scientists to fly—all the way to top of the charts.

Canadian support continues to fuel ground-breaking science and leave a lasting impression on the Weizmann Institute campus.
  • Murray Koffler was the first Chair of Weizmann Canada and a driving force in building the organization. The Koffler Accelerator of the Canada Centre of Nuclear Physics, is not only an iconic landmark of the Weizmann Institute but of Israel. Learn More >
  • Thanks to the Sherman family, a potential therapy for ALS developed from the work of Weizmann scientists is set to move to the clinical stage right here in Canada through a collaboration between McGill University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Learn More >
  • Stan and Ellen Magidson started the Calgary Chapter and have played a significant role promoting science education and science literacy in Western Canada, as well as garnering support for International Summer Science Institute student scholarships at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
PEOPLE
Donor Stories
Legacy Giving | Donor Spotlights
Weizmann Institute testamentary donor Sharen Werk’s obituary describes her as “a most remarkable, independent, well respected, and perpetually optimistic lady who brought joy and comfort to...
Valeria Rosenbloom and the late Mike Rosenbloom (z”l)
Press Release | News From The Institute | Donor Spotlights
Focused on how the brain enriches our lives, the investment will establish the Mike and Valeria Rosenbloom Center for Research on Positive Neuroscience
Donor Spotlights
As a former participant of Weizmann’s International Physics tournament and the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, Shawn Bramson reflects on those experiences and...
Press Release | News From The Institute | Donor Spotlights
This donation — among the largest of its kind for the Foundation — will establish The Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences at The Weizmann...
Donor Spotlights
Weizmann Canada mourns the loss of dear friend and dedicated supporter Sharon Zuckerman, z”l who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on October 31, 2021.      
Donor Spotlights
As Chair of the Calgary Weizmann League, Jordan Boyd shares what inspires him to volunteer with the Weizmann community and his motivation to share the research...
Donor Spotlights
Weizmann Canada mourns the loss of dear friend and generous benefactor Joseph Lebovic Z"L, O.C., C.M., PHD, who passed away on May 1, 2021.
Donor Spotlights
Worldwide it’s estimated that 44 million people live with dementia—a population greater than all of Canada. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, contributing to 60 – 70 per cent of all cases.  
Newsletter | Donor Spotlights
It’s estimated that mental health disorders begin before age 16 in about half of those individuals impacted. With the current pandemic acting as an accelerant for mental health issues,...