Join the Board

Weizmann Canada Board of Directors

We are currently recruiting for energetic and enthusiastic board members who are eager to make a meaningful contribution by acting as ambassadors for Weizmann Canada. The ideal candidates would possess the following skills: 

  • Be passionate about basic science and how the Weizmann Institute of Science is working to advance basic research for the benefit of humanity
  • Have not-for-profit board member experience 
  • Have a large network which could be leveraged to open doors for fundraising 
  • Willingness to attend and host events with visiting scientists from the Institute
  • Provide greater geographical, ethnic, cultural, academic/professional, age, or gender diversity on the Board

About the Weizmann Institute of Science and Weizmann Canada

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. The highly regarded Leiden University ranking for 2018, which measures the impact of scientific research, placed the Weizmann Institute at number nine internationally out of 800 institutions, and the second highest-ranked institution outside the U.S. In 2017, the Nature Index 2017 Innovation Supplement, published by the journal Nature, ranked the Weizmann Institute of Science sixth in the international roster of the world’s top 200 research institutions. The index is a measure of how effectively basic research translates into commercial applications.

Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to over 3,000 scientists, students, technicians and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.

The mission of Weizmann Canada is twofold: to raise awareness and support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in order to maintain its standards of excellence; and, to promote science literacy. Weizmann Canada is a national organization with chapters in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver and offices currently in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary.
To learn more about the Weizmann Institute of Science, please peruse Weizmann.ca

Requirements

Directors are expected to attend all board meetings, committee meetings for those committees of which they are a member, and events held in their geographic region throughout the year. A typical cycle of meetings entails quarterly committee meetings and 5 board meetings mostly held in Toronto. In some cases, directors participate by telephone conference if travel is not convenient.  In total, the annual time commitment is estimated at 10 days per annum. 

In addition, directors are expected to make an annual contribution in support of the Institute’s fundraising priorities.
If you have a passion for basic science and would like to be a part of an organization that is making a global impact for the benefit of humanity, please send your expression of interest together with your resume to Susan Stern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before December 31, 2018.

 

 

Transforming Tomorrow:

A Weizmann Experience in Israel

NOVEMBER 4-11, 2018

Join us for a remarkable visit to Israel and the Weizmann Institute of Science

This unique journey will provide you with insight into the significance of basic research - and how your involvement can make a difference for people around the world.

EXPERIENCE THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE CAMPUS
  • Two and a half days on the beautiful Weizmann Institute campus. Tour state-of-the-art laboratories and interact personally with leading scientists and brilliant students.
  • Learn how cutting-edge Weizmann research is addressing humanity’s most critical challenges in areas like cancer and other diseases, personalized medicine, security, artificial intelligence, the environment, science education, and more.
TOUR ISRAEL WITH WEIZMANN SCIENTISTS
  • The Weizmann Canada Mission to Israel will incorporate aspects from traditional trips along with activities and expe- riences that will be particularly meaningful to Weizmann Institute supporters and friends.
  • Explore ancient and modern Israel with customized touring and exclusive encounters.
  • Experience an archeological dig in Moresha, wine tasting in the Judean Hills, off-road Jeep tours, market visits, and so much more!
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • 5 nights standard room accommodation at the Tel Aviv Hilton (paid directly to the hotel)
  • 3 nights at the Orient Hotel in Jerusalem
  • Daily Israeli breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
  • 4 days of touring in a luxury air conditioned vehicle with a licensed, expert English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites and attractions as per itinerary

COST

Double Occupancy: $2600 USD per person to Weizmann Canada + the cost of the Tel Aviv Hilton ($400 per night, per room, plus tax).

Single Occupancy: $2900 USD to Weizmann Canada + the cost of the Tel Aviv Hilton ($380 per night, plus tax).

Kindly note that the price does not include the cost of airfare or optional hotel upgrades (all rates are based on standard rooms).

The above cost is subject to change as per notice from hotels and other suppliers of services.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Please note that the itinerary is tentative and is subject to change based on time, weather, security and other considerations.

REGISTER TODAY!

Please note that registration requires a username and password.
To get yours, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 1.855.337.9611.

Questions? Please contact:
Jan Goldenberg
National Manager, Programs and Events This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1.855.337.9611

ISRAEL MISSION CO-CHAIRS
Danielle Bitton
Ellen Magidson
Hilary Vallance

 

 

 

Come Dream with Us

Help Weizmann scientists make the world a better place.

For more than 80 years, Weizmann scientists have been dreaming of a better world. With your legacy gift, you will give our scientists the flexibility to chase their ideas wherever they may lead and take advantage of future opportunities.

Leaving a legacy gift to Weizmann is an extraordinary statement of your generosity and commitment to the future of research.

For more information on personalizing your philanthropy or to inform us of your legacy gift, please contact Susan Stern at 1-855-337-9611 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Legacy Gift Options

We encourage you to seek the advice of your financial planner or investment advisor to determine the best option for you.

Please let us know about your legacy gift so that we can honour your wishes and share the impact your gift will accomplish. It will give us the opportunity to thank you and welcome you to the Vera and Chaim Weizmann Honour Society and allow us to share updates of your chosen designation.

Through your Legacy Gift you can continue to support science for the benefit of humanity.