2018 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Together they will address research questions from the origins of the cosmos to the origins of consciousness, from the role of the microbiome in human development to new clean energy technologies.

Music Making a Difference at Shepherd’s Care

After members of the Shepherd’s Care Foundation board saw Alive Inside two summers ago, they decided to fundraise for a music in care initiative to support seniors.

Azrieli Foundation Pledges $31 Million for At-Risk Youth in Israel

The funds will support joint efforts to keep at-risk youth in school, strengthen schools in the geo-social periphery of Israel, and promote equal opportunity in education.

The Last Survivors: Memories of the Holocaust

The Last Survivors is a case study presenting two experimental approaches to engaging with the memories of the last living Holocaust survivors: the Azrieli Foundation’s interactive documentary experience, “Re:Collection” and the USC Shoah Foundation’s “New Dimensions in Testimony,” an interactive, volumetric conversation with survivors. At the center of both projects is Pinchas Gutter, survivor of six Nazi concentration camps, who tells his story to future generations in innovative ways.

A New Opportunity for Early Career Investigators

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their network and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. Researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.

Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness

The quality of our consciousness is what sets us apart from other species, and seems to be one of the defining traits of being human.

‘I walked out and the world had transformed’: As CAMH remakes itself, patients feel the difference

Tom Churchill lived a life of hidden woe.

The 67-year-old Toronto investment manager, father and husband had suffered an inner depression since puberty.

Conquering brain disease requires both private and government funding

Today, the burden of brain disease – medically, financially and emotionally – has surpassed that of cancer and heart disease combined. One in three Canadians is directly affected by a brain disorder. These are diseases that demand a lifelong commitment.

MSO’s Musique aux Enfants initiative receives major donation from the Azrieli Foundation

The La musique aux enfants program has received a major donation from the Azrieli Foundation. Conceived by Kent Nagano, this initiative, developed in partnership with the Université de Montréal and the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (CSPI), introduces preschool and kindergarten children in the Montréal-Nord borough to music.