The Association of University Heads of Israel is expected to sign an agreement on Monday with The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada “to facilitate, promote and support international research collaboration between Israeli and Canadian universities.”
The signing, which will take place in the presence of University of Calgary President Prof. Elizabeth Cannon, Principal of Queen’s University in Ontario, Prof. Daniel Woolf and Tel Aviv University President Prof. Joseph Klafter.
A delegation of Canadian university presidents is currently visiting Israel with the goal of “deepening scientific relations between the two countries.”
The delegation is jointly sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Canada’s Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
1. Canada: 51 per cent*
2. Israel, Japan: 46 per cent
3. United States: 42 per cent
4. Korea: 40 per cent
5. Finland, New Zealand, United Kingdom: 39 per cent
6. Australia, Ireland, Norway: 38 per cent
7. Estonia, Luxembourg: 37 per cent
8. Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland: 35 per cent
9. Iceland, Denmark: 34 per cent
10. Netherlands, Spain: 32 per cent**
However, the report also points to Israeli classroom overcrowding, low teacher salaries and underfunding for students. Some good news, but a lot more to go!
Israel’s Keshet International has stepped up efforts to get its formats into Canada by launching a local joint venture headed by former Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting executive Mark Rubenstein.
The global distribution arm of the Keshet Media Group is also eyeing tie-ups with Canadian producers to make original content as it expands its global footprint.
Keshet International earlier launched U.K. and Australian offices.
In the latest move, Rubenstein and Keshet International managing director Alon Shtruzman hammered out the joint venture deal for Canada, which holds the rights to more than 50 properties to be adapted under the Keshet Canada banner.
“Keshet’s swift international growth in recent years is a testament to the company’s ability to transcend international borders with its innovative scripted and unscripted programming,” said Rubinstein.
Recent Canadian distribution deals by Keshet International include Video Services Corp acquiring the broadcast, DVD and VOD rights for Prisoners of War, off of which Homeland is based.
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The players talked about building up the game of hockey, Canada’s national pastime, in the Jewish state.