Community Leader to Receive Scopus Award from Hebrew University

By David Klassen

Moses (Moe) Levy
Moses (Moe) Levy

A local community leader will be honoured in the spring by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Moses (Moe) Levy will receive the 2014 Scopus Award for his dedication and leadership in fostering business innovation and entrepreneurship, medical research, his extensive professional career and commitment to promoting human rights.

“Manitoba has benefitted enormously from Moe’s dedicated and strategic philanthropic focus, as demonstrated by his successful career in both Jewish and general communities,” said Margaret Shuckett, president of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU), Winnipeg chapter. “We look forward to an extraordinary evening for a very special friend.”

Levy, who immigrated to Canada from India in 1968, played a pivotal role in establishing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and was instrumental in creating the Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Management, now the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship.

The award will be handed out during a gala event on Tuesday, May 13 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.