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Oct. 10, 2013

Pictured above: BGU Rector Prof. Zvi HaCohen and Brad Chapman, CFO and Vice President Business Development, Centennial College 


Pictured above from left to right: Director for the Office of international Academic Affairs Dr. Stavi Baram, BGU Rector Prof. Zvi HaCohen, Brad Chapman, CFO and Vice President Business Development, Centennial College and Dean of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management Prof. Oded Lowengart 


BGU and Centennial College of Ontario, Canada recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate collaboration on specific activities, which may include academic exchanges and research collaboration. Centennial College representatives visited BGU as part of a concerted effort by the Scarborough Ontario, Canada based college to enhance student mobility and learning internationally.

The agreement is one of a number that will create linkages between Ontario’s first public college and a number of Israeli post-secondary educational organizations including BGU.   

"The connection with Centennial College offers real opportunities for fruitful collaborations and student exchanges, and indeed increased depth of the BGU relationship with Canada in general. We very much look forward to further expanding our relationship with Centennial," commented Steve Rosen, BGU's Deputy Rector. 

Centennial was part of a unique trade mission to Israel organized by City of Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, who led a delegation of representatives from the city’s private and public-sector organizations to meet with key Israeli associations and industries. Centennial and other colleges are looking for new academic partners to enhance learning opportunities for their students, and opportunities for collaborative research, innovation and commercialization.

“We are continuing to build our global presence by coming to Israel for the first time, a market that is world-renowned for its technological innovations and entrepreneurial economy,” says Brad Chapman, CFO and Vice President Business Development, Centennial College. “We’re excited by the prospect of creating pathways between institutions for students to gain remarkable learning opportunities across cultures and across oceans. Israel has much to offer us.” 

Centennial College will be joining the City of Vaughan at its new Israel trade office, which will facilitate information requests and business opportunities. With a permanent presence in Israel, Centennial will be able to recruit international students and offer corporate training programs to Israeli firms. 

Established in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, community and health studies, communications, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation. Centennial has a presence in several countries around the globe and currently hosts 5,000 international students at its Toronto campuses.