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Support & Vote for the Inspiring Leadership of Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi to win the World Mayor 2014 Award

The organisers of the World Mayor Project are looking for city leaders who excel in qualities like: Honesty, leadership and vision, management abilities and integrity, social and economic awareness, ability to provide security and to protect the environment as well as the will and ability to foster good relations between communities from different cultural, racial…

Indian Bollywood music director and playback Salim Merchant (R) and Sulaiman Merchant participate in the Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA) musical evening on World No Tobacco Day in Mumbai on May 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Salim-Sulaiman show to benefit Aga Khan Foundation & underlines Vancouver’s rising Bollywood cachet | Vancouverdesi.com

Not only have they produced “big Bollywood hits,” from the award-winning Iqbal, to Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De! India or Abhishek Bachchan’s Dhoom. They’ve also made a name for themselves within Sufi music and have performed for the Aga Khan himself. “What they have done, what they have composed, what they have sung over the…

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Simerg | Photo Essay: Autumn Foliage at Gatineau Park & Canada’s Two Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King and Lester B. Pearson

Two Great Canadian Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King and Lester B. Pearson, Feature in Simerg’s Peep into Gatineau Park’s Autumn Foliage Ottawa, a city of a million people has a magnificent nature parks in its vicinity with some of the most spectacular foliage that autumn (fall) has to offer. A 15 minute drive from downtown Ottawa brings you…

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Institute of Ismaili Studies Welcomes Dr Shafique N. Virani as the new Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Virani achievements include awards from UNESCO, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Middle East Studies Association, the Foundation for Iranian Studies, Harvard University, the International Farabi Prize, and the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize. In addition, the AAR which is the world’s largest association of scholars in the field of Religious Studies and related…

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Mohamed Dhanani named on the Transition Advisory Team for Toronto’s Mayor-Elect John Tory

The team that will help transition John Tory into his role as mayor includes key members of his campaign team, mayoral candidate David Soknacki, and non-profit, business and academic leaders “The best transition team is people that have the knowledge of city hall both at bureaucracy and the political scene. But also some outside people that…

Aga Khan University representatives visit the Cumming School of Medicine simulation lab. From left: Salim Hasham, Farzana Karim-Haji, Aziz Jan, Keith Cash, Farhat Abbas, Lee Hilling and Khalil Shariff. Photo by Daniela Andrei, University of Calgary International

Synergy | Alberta and Aga Khan Universities explore ways to strengthen health systems in Africa and Asia

Collaboration roadmap will help advance international strategy as Alberta’s premier Universities (University of Calgary and Alberta University) forge strategic partnerships with Aga Khan Development Network associated Health Institutions (Aga Khan University and French Medical Institute for Children). “Our global health expertise and strong ties with the Aga Khan Development Network enable us to match our strengths to…

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Event – November 5 | Aga Khan Museum: Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East with Dr. Glenn Lowry

Dr. Glenn Lowry, the Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and a scholar of Islamic art, discusses the ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with recent events in the Middle East. EVENT: Dr. Glenn Lowry –  Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East DATE: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 TIME: 9:00…

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Event – November 2 | Aga Khan Museum: Conferences & Symposia – The Artist’s Signature in Western and Islamic Art

What does the artist’s signature mean? This one-day international symposium featuring art historians Sheila Canby (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Gülru Necipoğlu (Harvard University), Martin Kemp (Oxford University), and Amy Landau (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore) raises questions about the meaning of signatures on works of art. Among the issues to be discussed are the individuality of…

Naheed Nenshi on the surprising things that make Calgary work | Toronto Star

The World Mayor Prize | New testimonials posted for World Mayor nominee Naheed Nenshi, Calgary, Canada

With less than three days before the chance to vote closes, Ismailimail is proud to present a selection of comments received to date about World Mayor nominee Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, Canada, published by the London based The City Mayors Foundation which awards The World Mayor Prize.  The winner and runners-up of World Mayor 2014 will be…

Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Mohamed Assani & Shahbaz Hussain accomplished Sitar and Tabla performers captivate audiences at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto. About Mohamed Assani  Mohamed Assani is a celebrated sitarist with a unique sound. He plays sitar in the emotive style developed by the late Ustad Vilayat Khan, in which the sitar is made to emulate the human voice through…

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BizLive-Vietnam Post| Explore the 8 beautiful new museum in the world – Aga Khan Museum

Ismailimail is proud to present BBC’s compilation of the top 10 new museums that are architectural wonders – this time we bring you a story carried by a Vietnamese newspaper that picks the 8 most beautiful museums. For the convenience of our readers we have provided Google translation for the excerpts. Explore the 8 beautiful new museum…

Event - November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Narratives of Expression, with Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani

Event – November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani – Narratives of Expression: Rethinking Identity & Music in Muslim discourse

An enlightening presentation and discussion on music and identity. This program will help ‘rethink’ modern understandings of Muslim identity in the contemporary world. Through an exploration of music, the presentations will shed light on the cultural/political forces behind the (re)creation and negotiation of identity and forms of expression and their socio-cultural implications. EVENT: Narratives of…

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Le Vife L’Express (Belgium) | 10 new museums with amazing architecture – Aga Khan Museum

Ismailimail is proud to present BBC’s compilation of the top 10 new museums that are architectural wonders – the story carried in French by Le Vife L’Express, a newspaper in Belgium. For the convenience of our readers we provide Google translation. 10 new museums with amazing architecture Several new museums, architectural wonders, were opened in…

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Event – October 30 | The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Pluralism Forum – India and Canada: Pathways to Inclusive Citizenship

Why do some societies succeed in living together peacefully with their diversity, while others struggle? In the attempt to understand the factors that help to build inclusive societies, two experiences stand out in particular. Despite vastly different histories and contexts, the cases of India and Canada highlight several elements of successful pluralist societies. What factors…

Ishrath Velshi declares her candidacy for the Councillor in the City of Toronto

Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | Ishrath Velshi for Councillor – Ward 26, Don Valley West

Today, Ismailimail highlights Ishrath Velshi running for Councillor, supplementing the four inspiring leaders from last week, seeking support from our readers to vote for these inspiring people and organization as they continue in their quest for excellence and making a difference. Building on the Ismailimail exclusive series on Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership, we introduce Ishrath Velshi,…

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Forbes College Appoints Alykhan Jinnah as Director of Social Media

Alykhan Jinnah is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur with a significant track record for driving aggressive growth and profit. He helps businesses at all stages of the ventures life cycle including, conceptualization, design, development, market penetration and expansion. Alykhan joined the FORBES College management team to head social media design, implementation and instruction of all…

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Synergy: Simerg | The Garden of Ideas: An Example of Collaboration & Partnership – Aga Khan Museum, Artists & Corporate Sponsors

“The Garden of Ideas” is a collection of fascinating, inspiring and vibrant works of art by a team of six Pakistani artists in the gallery spaces inside the Aga Khan Museum as well as outside in the Park. The exhibition received a major boost when three international corporate sponsors stepped in with a generous donation. The three…