Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture Hashim Sarkis at Harvard named new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture

Hashim Sarkis, practicing architect and current Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), was named the tenth dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P). His appointment begins in January, formally succeeding Professor Adele Naude Santos. “As the longtime director of the…

Lives Lived: Gulshan Badrudin Hameer, 91 | Globe & Mail

Lives Lived: Gulshan Badrudin Hameer, 91 | Globe & Mail

Our mother grew up in the Shia Ismaili Muslim faith, which emphasizes volunteerism and giving back to society. From a young age, she joined the Ismaili Volunteers Corps, looking after the poor and homeless. She was always concerned about the underprivileged, going out to offer food and clothes to them … She became known as…

Fayiaz Chunara presents at Making Culture Matter Symposium, Toronto

Fayiaz Chunara presents at Making Culture Matter Symposium, Toronto

Fayiaz Chunara – Head, Communications & Marketing, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) Fayiaz Chunara is a resourceful and results-producing Communications Strategist with over 13 years of multiple award-winning experiences in the arts industry including museums and galleries. He combines an in-depth understanding of the arts and cultural sector with a track record of success…

Event October 27 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: An evening with Giller Prize winning author M.G. Vassanji

Event – October 27 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: An evening with Giller Prize winning author M.G. Vassanji

The Ismaili Council for British Columbia extends a personal invitation to you to attend an evening with Giller Prize winning bestselling author M.G. Vassanji on Monday, October 27. Mr. Vassanji will be in conversation with Zainub Verjee and they will discuss his new memoir, And Home Was Kariakoo. EVENT: An evening with Giller Prize winning…

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Event – October 25 | Royal Ontario Museum: Alice Hunsberger: Cairo at the Heart of the Grand Tour: Medieval Travellers from Spain to China

Fulfilling Islamic value, to spread knowledge, many travelers wrote about their journeys … to record the wonders of the world, both manmade and God-given. Travelers made sure to include Cairo on their itineraries as beacon, inspiration and resplendent goal of intercontinental travelers. Come join Alice Hunsberger, one of the leading authors on medieval travel, as she…

Sara Mojtehedzadeh: Aga Khan Foundation of Canada Fellow making an impact

Sara Mojtehedzadeh: Aga Khan Foundation of Canada Fellow working in the Star newsroom

The Toronto Star and the Atkinson Foundation are embarking on a “ground-breaking” philanthrojournalism partnership to create a work and wealth beat in the Star newsroom. The collaboration between the paper and the foundation will create a one-year reporting position for a journalist to examine what makes work decent for different generations, fields and cultures and…

Dr. Farida Virani speaker for workshop on “Accreditation and Quality Assurance”

Dr. Farida Virani speaker for workshop on “Accreditation and Quality Assurance”

Dr. Farida Virani speaker for workshop on “Accreditation and Quality Assurance” At Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai The pressures for change in higher education are increasing in India. To remain viable, educational institutes / universities are building capacity to respond promptly, positively and wisely to this interlaced combination of ‘change forces’. To meet…

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Commendation | Grand Challenges Canada: Sabrina Natasha Premji & Afzal Habib’s Kidogo Early Years first award recipient

It is often said that if you want to gauge the success of any community, look at its youth and what they are doing … Well, the future certainly looks bright for the Ismaili Community’s youth, as we share the exciting news of Sabrina Premji and Afzal Habib for winning $270,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada. Ismailimail…

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Event – October 24 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Advancing Global Developmental Science – The Role of a Majority World Research Institute

Aga Khan University, Office of the Provost, cordially invites you to Advancing Global Developmental Science – The Role of a Majority World Research Institute, a presentation by Dr Kofi Marfo, Founding Director, Institute for Human Development. EVENT: Advancing Global Developmental Science – The Role of a Majority World Research Institute DATE: Friday, October 24th, 2014 TIME: October 24: 4:00 p.m. –…

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations Virtual Open Day

Event – October 22 | Aga Khan University, London, UK: The Yezidis of Northern Iraq: Catastrophe and Survival

The Yezidis, a religious minority located mostly in Northern Iraq, came to the attention of the world in August when Islamic state advances into Mount Sinjar forced many thousands to flee their homes amid summary executions and kidnappings. However, this is only one in a long series of persecutions remembered by a community which has…