Technion honours Brit
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-02-21
The co-chair of the British Technion Society has been recognised for her work to support Israel's Technion by being awarded an honorary doctorate from the technology university.
Lois Peltz has been co-chair since 200 and has helped raised funds that have provided a outdoor swimming pool and student dormitories for the Technion.
"I am very lucky in that I work for an amazing institution which continues to deliver incredible results which are helping to change peoples lives around the world," Mrs Peltz said. "From drugs to treat Parkinsons disease to proteins which can cure certain cancers, the Technion has proved time and again to be the leading university in its field."
Among her other achievements has been raising £1m which was used for a student exchange programme to enable students from the UK to study at the Technion.
"Lois's energy and leadership have played a major role in turning the British Technion Society into a vibrant and successful organisation," said Professor Peretz Lavie, vice-president of the Technion.