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Innovation in Higher Education: The Israeli Experience

Innovation in Higher Education: The Israeli Experience
1 Devonshire Place, Campbell Conference Facility
Time: Nov 11th, 12:30 pm End: Nov 11th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Science/Technology, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Education
Lecture by Peretz Lavie, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

The Munk School of Global Affairs presents:
Innovation in Higher Education: The Israeli Experience

Speaker: Professor Peretz Lavie, President, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Chair: Professor Janice Gross Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs
Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
Please register at http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/15102/register/
Professor Lavie graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BA in Psychology and Statistics and completed his PhD studies in Physiological Psychology at the University of Florida in 1974. Following this, Professor Lavie was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California in San Diego.
In 1975 Professor Lavie joined the Technion as a lecturer, and in 1989 received a rank of a Full Professor. Between 1993-1999 Professor Lavie served as Dean of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and in 2001-2008 was the Vice President for Resource Development and External Relations of the Technion. Professor Lavie is a member of the American Sleep Research Society and a member and was the Vice-President of the European Sleep Research Society. He also served as President of the Israeli Society of Sleep Research. In addition, he served as an Advisor to the Committee for International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD), as advisor to the chief medical officer of the IDF and as Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Sleep Research Society.
Professor Lavie has published more than 350 publications in professional journals and book chapters, and has written and edited 8 books. His book The Enchanted World of Sleep was published in Hebrew in 1993 by Yediot Aharonot Publishing House and in English in 1996 by Yale University Press. The book was translated into many languages. His book Restless Nights was published in 2002 by Miskal Publishing and consequently in English by Yale University Press in 2003.Professor Peretz Lavie served as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research and is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. He has founded the Sleep Research Laboratory at the Technion and later the Technion Sleep Medicine Center. Nowadays, the Center is comprised of 4 branches in Israel. In addition to providing clinical services, the Center has also been responsible for the establishment of several companies manufacturing medical equipment for sleep and cardiovascular testing analysis. In 1997, Professor Lavie initiated the establishment of a similar center in the affiliated hospitals of Harvard University in the USA.
Selected Prizes and Awards:

  • 2006 – EMET Prize in Medicine
  • 2006 – William Gruen Prize for Innovative Research, from the American Sleep Research Society
  • 2005 – The Michele and Howard Kessler Health Education Library Award of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston for the book Restless Nights (Yale University Press,2003)
  • 2004 – University of Pisa Biannual Sleep Research Award to the Best Sleep Researcher in Europe
  • 2001 – Elkeles Prize, from the Israeli Ministry of Health and Keren Kayemet LeIsrael for Best Medical Scientist
  • 1995 – Technion’s Hershel Rich Prize in Technological Innovation

For further information about this event, please contact the Munk School of Global Affairs at (416) 978-6062.

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