Role Canada should play in Afghanistan: Canadian Association of Journalists partnering with Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Role Canada should play in Afghanistan: Canadian Association of Journalists partnering with Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to partner with Aga Khan Foundation Canada to present CBC journalist Mellissa Fung as a keynote speaker at #CAJ14, which runs May 9-10 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver. Fung will discuss what role Canada should play in Afghanistan as the fledgling nation develops its own…

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam is an adviser in sustainable agriculture intensification with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, and Moderator of the FAO-hosted Global Platform for Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (CA-CoP). He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK, where teaches a post-graduate course entitled ‘Rethinking…

Rabia Bana and her team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

Rabia Bana & team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

In March 2014, the Emory Global Health Institute hosted its ninth Emory Global Health Case Competition and third international competition. The 2014 international competition brought multidisciplinary teams together from 24 universities to develop reorganizational strategies for the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that it meets the emerging health challenges of the 21st century. Teams…

Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate

“Roshan Thomas – A hero for our times,” by Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. Roshan Thomas Scholarship to be established

ROSHAN THOMAS, pioneering educationalist in Afghanistan, “a hero for our times.” A statement from Dr Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. We mourn one of our own ….an outstanding IB parent who created a better world for children in Kabul The IB community is deeply and immeasurably saddened to hear that Roshan Thomas…

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer « SIMERG – Insights from Around the World

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer

Acting in the path of God Eliminates limitations, restrictions, conceptions In pursuit of noble actions To sustain, promote, achieve Enhancement, progress, understanding Amongst God’s most beautiful creation The human being. With clarity of mind Determination against any odds It was but natural That Roshan picked a far-away geography Hoping and pursuing and working towards A…

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era... Is it Necessary to Belong?

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era… Is it Necessary to Belong?

This event is being presented by the Engaging Jamat Initiative (EJI) of the Council for Ontario. Jamati and non-Ismaili family members aged 35 to 55 will have an opportunity to build personal and professional connections while exchanging ideas in one of Canada’s historic cultural sites on Sunday, April 13 at the Arts and Letters Club…

Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla: Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla: Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

The WXN awards celebrate the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  Since 1997, 728 remarkable women have been honoured.  Jenny is receiving the honour for her outstanding executive leadership and contributions to the community under the RBC Champion Awards Category.  She is being recognized for…

The Founders Club at Wharton School of Business, by Aly Kassim-Lakha

The Founders Club at Wharton School of Business, by Aly Kassim-Lakha

At the Founders’ Club we aim to bring together people who share the goal of launching a startup. Our members have diverse backgrounds (e.g., engineers, lawyers, product developers, medical students) and include students at both the undergrad and grad level from several schools at Penn and Drexel, as well as alumni and Philly locals. We hold weekly, specially focused…

Jameel Sayani, Rasool Rayani, named to Top 20 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for Vancouver Island

Jameel Sayani, Rasool Rayani, named to Top 20 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for Vancouver Island

Employer: MNP LLP Position: Business Advisor & Chartered Accountant Designation(s): CA, CAFM Biography: Jameel was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He then ventured out to Toronto and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science with Specialized Honours in Space Engineering. He then began his journey back to the West Coast by moving to Edmonton, where…

Mehak Tejani on Passages Canada

Mehak Tejani on Passages Canada

Country of Origin: Pakistan Themes: Immigration, Black History/African Heritage, Asian Heritage, Identity & Heritage, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Adjusting to Life in Canada Bio: Mehak holds a BA in Honours Economics from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at…

Rizwan Mawani: A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Farhan Jumani: Personal Reflection on the Historic Speech of His Highness the Aga Khan in Canadian Parliament

Farhan Jumani is an educator, scholar. He is a freelance writer for many platforms such as Daily Dawn, Pamirtimes, The Financial Express and The Daily Star Bangladesh. He has background in anthropology and religious studies and regularly speaks to different audiences ranging from students to policy makers. Farhan is contributing this speech analysis and personal…

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For Canada’s Volunteer Week, Aga Khan Council President Malik Talib Tells Ismaili Volunteers, “You Are a Beacon of Islamic Ethics”

We wish you a lifetime of “enlightened self-fulfillment” The President of His Highness the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, Malik Talib, issued the following message through the community’s weekly newsletter “Al-Akhbar” as the country marks the National Volunteer Week from April 6-12: