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…

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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 21-26 | Aga Khan Museum: Tehreema Mitha

Dance soloist, choreographer, composer, producer – the multi-talented Tehreema Mitha will treat audiences to a variety of original programming, including a master class, a film screening and two showcase performances. Tehreema Mitha is a classically trained Pakistani dance soloist, choreographer, composer and producer. Her dance form, although inspired by the South Asian classical Bharatanatyam tradition,…

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Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi – World Mayor 2014

Ismailimail highlights the third of 4 posts today, seeking support from our readers to vote for some inspiring people and organization as they continue in their quest for excellence and making a difference. Canada’s only candidate, Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi has been short-listed for global recognition by the City Mayors Foundation. The London based philanthropic organization, released…

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Aga Khan Museum | Screen Art Products installation of graphics for the “In Search of the Artist” exhibit

Screen Art Products installation of graphics at the temporary exhibition area of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. All the graphics were screen printed directly on the walls — Daniel Fobert All images copyright Ismailimail/ASJM Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani…

Event – October 20-24 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada - Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

Event – October 20-24 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada: University Seminar Series – Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

Young people bring energy, capacity and ingenuity to economies and communities. Yet 73 million young people across the globe continue to look for work without many opportunities. Innovative initiatives, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Pakistan, as well as community driven initiatives in Canada, are paving a path to increase economic opportunities for…

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Mayor Annise Parker, Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

HOUSTON, TEXAS, OCTOBER 17, 2014 – Mayor Parker, as the Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run invited Houstonians to participate in the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk/Run to be held on Nov. 15 at Sam Houston Park. “Partnership Walk is one of the largest activities which we will do during the Citizenship Month,” said Mayor Parker,…

Nadir Mohamed appointed distinguished CEO in residence of Ryerson University

Nadir Mohamed appointed distinguished CEO in residence of Ryerson University

“Nadir Mohamed brings to the Ryerson community a wealth of current knowledge and valuable insights from his long and illustrious career in the communications and media business. He will be a terrific resource for our students and faculty members, and his appointment will greatly enhance learning and teaching at Ryerson,” — Mohamed Lachemi, provost and…

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The Huffington Post Religion | Toronto Welcomes Ismaili Center, Museum To Dispel Stereotypes About Islam

In opening the museum, Harper praised the Aga Khan, who “has greatly contributed to demystifying Islam, throughout the world, by stressing its social traditions of peace, of tolerance and of pluralism.” “The center creates an understanding of the values, ethics, culture and heritage of Ismaili Muslims,” a statement from Canada’s 90,000-strong Ismaili community said. Religion…

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Shanghai Daily 上海日报 | Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum reveals marvel of China’s impact on Islamic art

In many ways it’s a temple [Aga Khan Museum] to the graciousness of Islamic thought that is a foundation of the Aga Khan’s ethos. His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan IV commented that the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto reflects his families’ ongoing commitment to pluralism and to the promotion of understanding…

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Event – October 16-18 | Aga Khan Museum: Forms of Knowledge and Cultures of Learning in Islamic Art

Following the highly successful and stimulating HIAA Biennial Symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012, the executive board of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) agreed to hold its next symposium at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Occurring one month after the Aga Khan Museum’s opening, the Fourth Biennial Symposium…