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Call for Submissions for Canada’s Largest Prize for Classical Music Composition

For immediate release – March 7, 2017 Following the triumphant inaugural launch of the Azrieli Music Prizes in 2014, the Azrieli Foundation is again searching for composers to receive two substantial prizes: The Azrieli Commissions for Jewish Music – $50,000
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Azrieli Foundation makes a visionary gift of $10 million to CIFAR

CIFAR announced a historic $10 million gift from The Azrieli Foundation at a special event Thursday night, June 9, 2016, at Koerner Hall in Toronto. The gift is the largest CIFAR has received from a philanthropic foundation in its history.
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Scientists Generate a New Type of Human Stem Cell That Has Half a Genome

The Azrieli Foundation is pleased to share news of a breakthrough discovery of a new type of human stem cells through work done at the Azrieli Centre for Stem Cells and Genetic Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the
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Azrieli Foundation donates $5 million for dropout prevention

Words and images from the original post in Canadian Jewish News A little-known non-profit organization that’s having a remarkable impact in lowering Quebec’s school dropout rate is $5 million richer today in part because many decades ago, a Jewish boy
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Azrieli Foundation Announce $5 Million Investment in Drop-Out Prevention in Canada

Youth Fusion’s project for Young Entrepreneurs aims to spur tangible skills in students, by exposing them to the day-to-day reality of running a business in a field they are passionate about. Through mock companies or real companies, either within their
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Call for Proposals Announced – Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the Azrieli Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announce the second launch of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program. For this call, approximately six grants worth
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Call for Proposals Announced – Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the Azrieli Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announce the third launch of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program. This is a seven-year, $35 million initiative
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Azrieli Foundation Grants the Largest Gift Ever to Bar-Ilan University School of Medicine in the Galilee

May 18, 2015, Tel Aviv, Israel – As Bar-Ilan University kicks off its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Azrieli Foundation has announced that it will make a $50 million donation to the Bar-Ilan School of Medicine in the Galilee, the largest
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Azrieli Foundation Pledges $5 Million to Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada

—February 3, 2015 For Immediate Release — The iconic Azrieli name, which is attached to so many Jewish and Israel-based programs and organizations, is now proudly connected to the Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada (BRIFC) thanks to a $5 million
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