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  • Cyber Week 2017 @ Tel Aviv University
  • TAU Venture Breakfast
  • Environmental Innovation to Solve Global Problems
  • Cyber Week 2017 @ Tel Aviv University

    Cyber Week 2017 @ Tel Aviv University

    Cyber Week is an annual cybersecurity conference held at Tel Aviv University in Israel, with Cyber Week 2017 running from June 25th to June 29th, 2017.

    Date: June 25 – June 29, 2017
    Location: Tel Aviv University

    It offers a unique gathering of cybersecurity experts which brings together industry leaders, startups, investors, academics, diplomats, and other government officials. Deliving a thought-provoking exchange of knowledge, methods, and ideas, it is a leading international conference in cybersecurity.

    Events will run for an entire week and include roundtables, panels, workshops, forums, BSides, competitions, and more. We’re expecting a large number of participants to attend, having hosted over 5,000 attendees from more than 50 countries last year.

    The conference is hosted by the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), The Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University, the Israeli National Cyber Directorate under the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     More information is available at https://cyberweek.tau.ac.il/2017/register.

     

     

    DETAILS...

  • TAU Venture Breakfast

    TAU Venture Breakfast

    Startup Founders, C-Level Execs, we are looking for you… join Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University – CFTAU for an exclusive breakfast hosted by Justin Hartzman and needls!

    Tel Aviv University President, Joseph Klafter, discusses how TAU became a top 10 school for raising venture capital and how you can take your business to the next level by driving investment, innovation, and making Israeli connections!
     
    Have your shmear and eat it too! Enjoy fresh bagels, network with like-minded individuals, and help drive our eco-system in Toronto and abroad. Let’s learn from each other and help bring what we are doing here to the likes of the Tel Aviv Investors, Technologists, mentors, and… well, you get it.
     
    Please reserve your spot by emailing info@cftau.ca
     
    Date:  July, 13, 2017  – 10:00 am
    Location:
     
     

    DETAILS...

  • Environmental Innovation to Solve Global Problems

    Environmental Innovation to Solve Global Problems

    Please join us for an important evening of conversation and insight with our special guest

     

    Professor Colin Price,
    Head of the Porter School of
    Environmental Sciences

    Tel Aviv University

      

     

    who will lead an interesting discussion titled

    Environmental Innovation to Solve Global Problems

    Location:

     

    MAPLE  DOWNS  GOLF  & 
    COUNTRY CLUB LIMITED

    1101 Dufferin St, ON  L6A 1S2

     

     

    Date: Thursday, August, 17, 2017

    Time: 7:30 pm, discussion 8:00 pm

    A light desert reception will follow

    For more information please contact Michelle Katz  at info@cftau.ca or 416.787.9930

    DETAILS...

"WHAT IF...?"

Pursuing the Unknown at Tel Aviv University

Ready to ask the un-askable and imagine the impossible?

Journey with us through key research realms at Tel Aviv University.

CFTAU Ontario & Western Canada seeking board and committee members

Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University (Ontario & Western Canada) is recruiting volunteers to fill a limited number of positions on its board of directors and board committees.  The search is focused on candidates with business, medicine/science, technology and/or fundraising expertise.  

Applicants from all communities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are welcome, people who have a connection to Tel Aviv University are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications available here , will be accepted until Monday July 31, 2017.
Submit applications to:
Stephen Adler
CFTAU Ontario & Western Canada
3130 Bathurst Street

Suite, 214

Toronto, ON M6A 2A1

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Photo: From left: Prof. Svante Pääbo; Prof. Ellen D. Williams; Jamaica Kincaid; TAU Honorary Fellow Gabriela David; Chairman of the Dan David Foundation Prof. Itamar Rabinovich; Prof. David Reich; TAU...

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Miles S. Nadal Home for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship inaugurated as epicenter of Tel Aviv University business ingenuity TEL AVIV, ISRAEL & TORONTO, CANADA, June 16, 2017 – Prof....

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New study finds cephalopods evolved differently from other animals, including humans Cephalopods – a family of marine animals that includes octopuses, squid and cuttlefish – are extraordinarily...

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New ranking shows TAU to be 8th among institutions outside the U.S. in 2016 A new report, published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), utilizing data...

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Dan David prize Ceremony 2017
Honours & Awards

Dan David prize Ceremony 2017

The prize and its spirit The Dan David Prize is a joint international corporation, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages...

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Tel Aviv University - Global TAU

Tel Aviv University - Global TAU
TAU's Steinhardt Museum of Natural History was inaugurated in an emotional ceremony this week.
#Watch Shaul Goldstein, Director of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, affix a mezuzah to the building as Founding Benefactor Michael Steinhardt and his family and the Museum's Founding Chair, Prof. Tamar Dayan, look on.
The Museum will open to the public in the fall of 2017.
מוזיאון הטבע ע"ש שטיינהרדט the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
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AND THE WINNERS ARE....

The Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Montréal came to an end,  featuring a mixture of full-length movies, documentaries and short films.

Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University - CFTAU, was proud to support Tel Aviv University - Global TAU and  ביהס לקולנוע וטלוויזיה עש סטיב טיש The Steve Tisch Film & TV School alumni and directors of Our Father, Harmonia and  Ben Gurion Epilogue, as well as Bar Bahar, which took Best Movie.

Bar Bahar features three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv, finding themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom. One of the three young ladies, Nour, a religious Muslim woman, studies Computer Science at Tel Aviv University | אוניברסיטת תל-אביב.

Our Father (Avinu) received two LE LYS D’OR Awards - 
Meni Yaesh, for Best Director and Morris Cohen, for Best Actor
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ovadia is an orthodox Jew who knows no fear, and is the toughest bouncer in Tel Aviv. He and his wife Rachel have been trying for almost 5 years to have a baby, his greatest dream in life, without any luck. Frustrated and close to giving up, Ovadia is offered a lucrative job as a debt collector, working for a dangerous local gangster. With the money he earns the couple can afford expensive treatment to help Rachel get pregnant, but the extremely violent nature of Ovadias new job starts to take its toll as he is pulled into a world of crime where he finds his moralities and beliefs tested. Our Father is a powerful, poetic gangster film, characterized by incredible performances by husband and wife duo, Moris Cohen and Rotem Zisman-Cohen. Nominated for 12 Israeli Ophir Awards..

Watch the trailer here - https://vimeo.com/182021997

AND THE WINNERS ARE....

The Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Montréal came to an end, featuring a mixture of full-length movies, documentaries and short films.

Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University - CFTAU, was proud to support Tel Aviv University - Global TAU and ביה"ס לקולנוע וטלוויזיה ע"ש סטיב טיש The Steve Tisch Film & TV School alumni and directors of Our Father, Harmonia and Ben Gurion Epilogue, as well as Bar Bahar, which took Best Movie.

"Bar Bahar" features three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv, finding themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom. One of the three young ladies, Nour, a religious Muslim woman, studies Computer Science at Tel Aviv University | אוניברסיטת תל-אביב.

"Our Father (Avinu)" received two LE LYS D’OR Awards -
Meni Yaesh, for Best Director and Morris Cohen, for Best Actor
Ovadia is an orthodox Jew who knows no fear, and is the toughest bouncer in Tel Aviv. He and his wife Rachel have been trying for almost 5 years to have a baby, his greatest dream in life, without any luck. Frustrated and close to giving up, Ovadia is offered a lucrative job as a debt collector, working for a dangerous local gangster. With the money he earns the couple can afford expensive treatment to help Rachel get pregnant, but the extremely violent nature of Ovadia's new job starts to take its toll as he is pulled into a world of crime where he finds his moralities and beliefs tested. Our Father is a powerful, poetic gangster film, characterized by incredible performances by husband and wife duo, Moris Cohen and Rotem Zisman-Cohen. Nominated for 12 Israeli Ophir Awards..

Watch the trailer here - vimeo.com/182021997
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The Prime Minister of Israel

The Prime Minister of Israel
A few years ago I decided to establish Israel as one of the five leading cyber powers in the world and I think by all accounts, we're there. But, the jury in cyber security is always out. And it's a constant challenge.

Cyber security is serious business. It's serious business for two reasons: the first reason is that it's a serious and growing threat. And it's a growing threat everywhere because everything, every single thing is being digitized. And the distinction between hi-tech and low-tech is rapidly disappearing. And as that happens in one country after another, in one industry after another, in one critical infrastructure after another, and as we enter the world of the internet of things the need for cyber security is growing exponentially.

This is a problem for all governments, not only to protect their military or their security organizations or their critical infrastructure, their businesses and every single organization. How you approach this is something that governments grapple with and we decided to apply a rule that we use in the military when you have a lot of forces scattered in the field and you can't really organize them, you decide: okay, we're going that way. And everybody fall in line and we sort of organize ourselves as we move.

Our decision in this case was to create a national cyber defense authority and we are organizing them around the cyber net so that everybody has secure information between the government and the various organizations and the business organizations. We can communicate in a secure way and the parties inside the net can communicate with each other. Not only to respond to attacks but to prevent them, to prevent them by early warning, to prevent them also by guidance, by teaching a systemic doctrine to the extent that you can be systemic in this business. We are experiencing every month dozens of cyber-attacks on the national level. And at any given moment, including right now, there are probably three to five attacks on the national level that emanate from various sources - the usual suspects and a few others.

So we have set up our own system, it's constantly evolving, and a 100 or so big companies that have joined and organizations that have joined the cyber net is growing, more will follow, I predict at the end just about everybody will be there because everyone needs it.

And we are ready to cooperate with other countries; we are ready to cooperate with other governments because in general, again with some reservations, we're better together.

The second reason why cyber security is a serious business is because it's a great business because it's growing geometrically, because, forgive me all of you who are in this business, because there's never a permanent solution. Never. Never. It's an endless business. Any of you old enough to remember Mad magazine? Remember Spy vs. Spy? You know, this is Spy vs. Spy except that it's done in a very fast pace which is constantly increasing. So, the battle for market share in a fast growing market is open to anyone, although there are certain requirements and I think certain barriers to entry. But this produces an endless crop of companies.

We in Israel have, I don't know, I haven't counted, 600-700 startups and they're continuously added and weeded out, added and weeded out. This is a fast geometrically rising market and you have to be chess players, except, you have to be speed chess players in this. This is what Israel excels in and this is why it's a great advantage today in this business to come from Israel.

Let me say a few words in Hebrew.

I just said that most of the governments, in fact, all of the governments in the world that I come into contact with want cooperation with Israel on hi-tech and just about every one of them wants cooperation with us on cyber technology and cyber security technology and of course, this is going to come to full expression in the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister of India, my friend, Narendra Modi, who's coming here in a few days. We look forward to receiving him.

This is an expression of the change in Israel's status. There used to be a thing called the Arab boycott, remember that? Well, that's dissipated for many, many reasons, strategic and others.

But the prominence of Israel in the technological field and in the cyber field have made Israeli companies very, very attractive. So because we have a lot of speed chess players, because we have hundreds of startups, because we have demonstrable success in providing solutions in this rapidly changing sphere, Israel has become an attractive target for cyber security investment, and I think if I tally it roughly as we can see, in 2016 we have about 20% of the global private cyber security investment around the world. The fact that you're here in this conference means that you recognize that simple fact.

So here is the end of my brief speech. Cyber security is serious business. It's a serious threat and it's a big business.

And I want to thank you all for coming to do cyber business here in Israel.

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Prof. Yaniv Assaf from Tel Aviv Universitys Sagol School of Neuroscience presenting to Vancouvers VIT group.

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The brain mechanism behind multitasking 

Tel Aviv University | אוניברסיטת תל-אביב study finds brief reactivation of a learned memory can block interference from competing tasks Although multitasking is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again… 
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The brain mechanism behind multitasking

Tel Aviv University | אוניברסיטת תל-אביב study finds brief reactivation of a learned memory can block interference from competing tasks Although "multitasking" is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again…
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TAU Board of Governors 2017: It's a wrap!

Tel Aviv University | אוניברסיטת תל-אביב was proud to host and pay tribute to its #BOG2017 Board of Governors, many supporters, partners and honorees. The energy and enthusiasm of all the participants was palpable, making this year's festivities unforgettable.Tel Aviv University was proud to host and pay tribute to its Board of Governors, many supporters, partners and honorees. The energy and enthusiasm of all the...
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Annual Dan David Prize Awarded 

Photo: From left: Prof. Svante Pääbo; Prof. Ellen D. Williams; Jamaica Kincaid; TAU Honorary Fellow Gabriela David; Chairman of the Dan David Foundation Prof. Itamar Rabinovich; Prof. David Reich; TAU Governor Ariel David; Prof. Andrzej Udalski; TAU President Joseph Klafter; A. B. Yehoshua; and Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni. Credit: Israel Hadari  Prize shines light on some… 
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Annual Dan David Prize Awarded

Photo: From left: Prof. Svante Pääbo; Prof. Ellen D. Williams; Jamaica Kincaid; TAU Honorary Fellow Gabriela David; Chairman of the Dan David Foundation Prof. Itamar Rabinovich; Prof. David Reich; TAU Governor Ariel David; Prof. Andrzej Udalski; TAU President Joseph Klafter; A. B. Yehoshua; and Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni. Credit: Israel Hadari Prize shines light on some…
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Ariane Bois and myself are delighted to come and discuss with our Canadian friends the past and actual situation of French Jews in Montreal on Monday june 26 at 7:30pm at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. ... See MoreSee Less

Ariane Bois and myself are delighted to come and discuss with our Canadian friends the past and actual situation of French Jews  in Montreal on Monday june 26 at 7:30pm at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.

Ariane Bois and myself are delighted to come and discuss with our Canadian friends the past and actual situation of French Jews in Montreal on Monday june 26 at 7:30pm at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. ... See MoreSee Less

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