CIJA’s national campus team provides expertise, resources and issue management support to Jewish and pro-Israel student groups across the country. Through a range of innovative resources, campaigns and support, the Centre strives to empower student leaders and local campus professionals to defend Israel and advocate on behalf of Jewish students, while building alliances with non-Jewish students on campuses both large and small. Centre staff also reaches out to university faculty and administration across Canada both working on issues of concern to the Jewish community, and in building academic bridges by Canadian and Israeli academic institutions.

Each year, CIJA provides grants to Canadian students who are interested in organizing Israel advocacy events on their local university or college campus. If you are hosting an event, and would like funding, please click here.

Learn more about the Barry Rubin Prize here.

For more information please contact Jay Solomon.

Shanghai: A Safe Haven for Jews

Hillel of Greater Toronto in collaboration with the Chinese Students & Scholars Association at UofT (UTCSSA) hosted an opening reception of Shanghai: A Safe Haven for Jews on Wednesday, February [...]

February 26, 2015
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Trent Student, Rebecca Hubble, offers lessons for defeating BDS on campus

On January 29, 2015, the Trent University Central Student Association approved by two-thirds majority a motion to remove its bylaw entitled “TCSA Boycott and Divestment against Israeli Apartheid,” adopted in [...]

February 11, 2015
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Trent offers lessons for defeating BDS on campus

Judy Zelikovitz ::Canadian Jewish News On Jan. 29, the Trent University Central Student Association passed a motion revoking a 2013 policy endorsing boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the State [...]

February 11, 2015
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It’s time for the RSU to back-off Israeli politics

By Melissa Wronzberg on February 4, 2015. On a walk around campus all the candidates’ printed faces can be seen smiling from the walls. Posters stating the Ryerson Students’ Union [...]

February 4, 2015
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University free speech can be unsettling

Martin Lockshin, Sara R. Horowitz, Michael Brown and Carl S. Ehrlich Universities are disquieting places. Inevitably, university students hear new and challenging approaches to politics, economics, sexuality and religion that [...]

February 3, 2015
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Antisemitism versus Anti-Zionism

On January 30th, 2015, Boycott—Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) were approved at the University of California, Davis. While this is appalling on its own, the morning after, on January 31st, it was discovered [...]

February 2, 2015
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