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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.
Donor Stories
Newsletter | Donor Spotlights
Prof. Emeritus Jonathan Dostrovsky from the Physiology Department at the University of Toronto shares his firsthand experience growing up on the Weizmann Institute campus, which fostered his curiosity. 
Newsletter | Donor Spotlights
Lifelong supporters Tom and Mary Beck have left a visionary gift to the Weizmann Institute as part of their legacy, to establish a center that will change...
Newsletter | Give to the Unexpected | Donor Spotlights
Stan Magidson has tragically lost two sisters to cancer. The first was Marsha and most recently Deborah who passed on October 10, 2019. Both sisters had...
Newsletter | Donor Spotlights
Weizmann Canada mourns the loss of dear friend and visionary philanthropist Marvelle Koffler, O.Ont. z”l who passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020 at the age of 90. Marvelle is pre-deceased by...
Science Stories | Donor Spotlights
It is the task of pharmaceutical companies to develop potential medications, then market and sell them to patients. And in the halls of academia, scientists are...
Science Stories | Donor Spotlights
The new Schwartz-Reisman Science Education Centers are poised to change the future of high school science education in Israel