Bryan Oliver, Communications officer – Communications and Marketing of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, confirmed by email and phone conversation (May 25, 2017) that “the university is investigating an incident that occurred at this year’s event on March 9 ” and that the “investigation is ongoing.”
On May 19, 2017, members of the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia defeated an anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) referendum, which would have included a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, reported StandWithUs Canada.
On June 22, 2017, Beit Halochem Canada which provides rehabilitation services to 51,000 disabled Israeli veterans and victims of terror through several rehabilitation centres in Israel, will hold its annual Celebration of Life Concert, showcasing Israeli musical talent and heroic stories of strength, determination, and triumph.
Around twenty people, including Canadian Jews who are affiliated with pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist groups, demonstrated on Monday (May 22, 2017) against the Walk With Israel organized by the UJA of Greater Toronto.
While most nonagenarians could be excused for wanting to put their feet up and take their “golden years” easy, 91-year-old Sam Hershenhorn continues, as he has done for the past 47 years, to put his feet to much better use.
On May 1, 2017, Hamas leader Khaled Mashal presented Hamas’ much anticipated political document, which does not abrogate the Hamas Charter but outlines the strategies that the group has tailored to its current political circumstances.
“Six Days that Shaped 50 Years” is a day long conference exploring the legacy of the past and the future of Israel. The event, happening Wednesday, May 17, 1 – 9pm, “aims to create a pluralistic atmosphere of serious and substantive learning on issues that have significant political ramifications”.