JCT speaks with Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities, Jill Dunlop, about how they are providing higher education to underserved communities while blending STEM academics and religious studies
The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) was pleased to welcome the Honorable Jill Dunlop, Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities, to campus on Tuesday, January 24th during her first visit to Israel.
JCT President Professor Chaim Sukenik, JCT Rector Professor Dan Bouhnik, JCT Vice President Daniel Fogel, and JCT professors conducting cutting-edge research with Canadian counterparts, shared details of current research underway and provided a tour of the campus. Canadian students, studying in English in the college’s International Program, as well as Larry Zeifman had the opportunity to speak with the Minister about their experiences with JCT. Mr. Zeifman is a long-time member of the board of Canadian Friends of JCT.
Fogel spoke about the college’s top-ranked Selma Jelinek School of Nursing and together, he and Minister Dunlop discussed the role higher education plays in solving the nursing shortages in both Israel and Ontario. Fogel also highlighted the numerous awards JCT graduates have won from Israel’s Ministry of Defense, and how JCT empowers underserved populations such as ultra-orthodox students, religious women, and Ethiopians. The campus tour concluded with a visit to an advanced electro-optics laboratory and the LevTech entrepreneurship center.