We inaugurated the Dr. Daniel C. Andreae Laboratory for Brain Research, with Prof. Ivo Spiegel providing a tour of his lab, bearing Dr. Andreae’s name. There was a moving ceremony in honour of the Azrieli Foundation and its support of research into autism and Fragile X Syndrome. Honorary degrees were conferred onto Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman in recognition of their dedication to the education of the next generation of Israeli academics and scientists. This was the first time a couple was honoured with a doctorate together, and Heather provided an inspirational keynote address.
Jeff Cohen and Anne-Marie Boucher were invited to join the International Board to represent Canada. We also celebrated the following new Canadian inscriptions on the International Donor Wall: Erma and Allan Blumenfeld, Reggie and Sidney Greenberg, Hymie and Roslyn Mida, the Pertman Family, Gabriella Schmidt, and Susan and Michael Stern.