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…

Tasleem’s Top Five Tips to Rejuvenate your Home

Tasleem’s Top Five Tips to Rejuvenate your Home

By Laura-Leigh McKenzie for reapcalgary.com “A home is where you spend time with your family and make memories… where you LIVE. It should be comfortable, suited to YOUR family and reflect who you are and your values,” says Tasleem Jessani, lead designer & Owner of Mango Tango Interiors. Here are Tasleem’s top five tips to…

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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…

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Event – October 19 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Landscape Architecture in Muslim Societies

The Ismaili Centre Toronto presents an informative and engaging lecture by Professor Hashim Sarkis.  Using his emphasis on the integration of architecture with urban and landscape settings, Hashim Sarkis will give a talk about landscape architecture and its influence on Muslim societies, highlighting his work with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. EVENT: Landscape Architecture in…

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Event – October 17 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Aims, Directions, Programs and Publications of the ISMC at AKU

Learn more about the current work and publications of Aga Khan University’s (AKU) Institute for the Study of  Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) and the King’s Cross initiative, a major development of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in  London, UK. EVENT: Aims, Directions, Programs and Publications of the ISMC at AKU DATE: Friday, October 17th, 2014…

About the Prize | Moriyama - RAIC International Prize | A conversation with Raymond Moriyama

About the Prize | Moriyama – RAIC International Prize | A conversation with Raymond Moriyama

Find out what Raymond Moriyama tells MTV’s Aliya-Jasmine Sovani about why he created the new Moriyama RAIC International Prize. “While talking about how important it was for him to include student scholarships as part of this prize – and the future landscape of Canadian Architecture on the global stage – Ray Moriyama told me his…

Esteemed architects Li Xiaodong shaking hands with Moriyama, founder of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize. (Image Courtesy: Alexandra Petruck/RAIC)

Archinect News | Reporting from [Aga Khan Museum] Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library

At the award gala held October 11 at the newly opened Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, there were two big surprises: the winning entry and the competition. First it seems amazing that such a small, modest building so far away could embody so many concepts we hold dear in Canada.  The design is resourceful, modest…