Starting in late 2018, Weizmann Canada and the Ardene Foundation are coming together to present Weizmann’s Science on Tap series to Montrealers. The event, geared towards young professionals, aims to share knowledge and promote scientific education in an engaging and accessible way.
Led by Canadian fashion retailer, Ardene, the Ardene Foundation is the company’s dedicated charitable arm committed to empowerment, sustainability, education, health, and more. Science on Tap marks the first official collaboration between the Ardene Foundation and Weizmann Canada.
“This new partnership is the perfect fit for us,” says Fil D’Urbano, head of HR and Communications at Ardene. “The Weizmann League’s mandate to empower young adults, while simultaneously opening them up to the world of science – and engaging the next generation of community leaders – is well aligned with the Ardene Foundation’s mandates. I’m excited to see where it leads!” D’Urbano, a new-member of Weizmann’s Montreal chapter, devised the partnership after learning about the organization in late 2017.
A longstanding Weizmann tradition, Science on Tap is a night of knowledge and cocktails, hosted in a bar or restaurant setting. Each event features an Institute scientist as a guest speaker, while attendees are encouraged to connect, ask questions, and learn about the breakthroughs and innovations at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The event, which was first pioneered in Israel, has already been a big hit since its Canadian debut in 2015.
The first Ardene sponsored Weizmann League event will take place in late 2018.