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The Weizmann League gets fitlanthropic in Toronto, Weizmann graduate students Amitai Mandelbaum and Heli Ben Hamu visited Montreal and Toronto, as part of a Weizmann League event.

The Weizmann League has been busy engaging the young professional community with unique and inspiring events. We are proud to announce that the Montreal chapter of the Weizmann League launched in January, following the steps of the trailblazing Toronto group.

The Weizmann League has been busy engaging the young professional community with unique and inspiring events. We are proud to announce that the Montreal chapter of the Weizmann League launched in January, following the steps of the trailblazing Toronto group.

On November 16, the Toronto Weizmann League held The Innovation Game, a panel discussion with David Shore, Canadian Director of OurCrowd, Dr. Ran Kafri, Weizmann alumnus, and Trish Nixon, Chief Impact Investing Officer at CoPower. Moderated by Jeff Dennis, Entreprenuerin- Residence at Fasken, this was a fascinating talk about the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada and Israel. An all-around wonderful event with a great turnout of young professionals.

The Innovation Game raised $15,000 for Sparks of Science at the Weizmann Institute. That means a full year of funding for five Israeli-Ethiopian The Weizmann Leaguestudents, allowing them to follow their passion for science.

February 11 marked the beginning of the League’s Sweat for Science series. Toronto’s newest fitness studio, F45 Training, hosted a challenging workout class. Young professionals came out to ‘get fitlanthropic’ and hear about Weizmann research on health and wellness.

Scientists of Tomorrow was another exciting event held in Montreal on March 18 and Toronto on March 19. Two outstanding graduate students from the Weizmann Institute, Amitai Mandelbaum and Heli Ben Hamu, shared their thought-provoking views on the future of research on diabetes and artificial intelligence. These evenings were eloquently led by Dr. Ami Shalit, Academic Secretary for the Feinberg Graduate School.

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