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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…

Sultan Khetani – 2014 Bright Futures Prize

Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | India’s Sultan Khetani, member of Harvard Medical School team – 2014 Bright Futures Prize

Ismailimail highlights the fourth and final 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. Imagine how “detecting HIV on a piece of paper” using a hand held device for less than $2 in 30 minutes,…

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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…

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…

Suleman Makhani: Exchange Student from Pakistan, adjusts to life in Montana, USA

Suleman Makhani: Exchange Student from Pakistan, adjusts to life in Montana, USA

Fifteen-year-old Suleman Makhani has experienced lots of firsts since he left his home and family 7,543 miles away in Pakistan. Boarding his first international flight in September, Makhani traveled from Karachi to Dubai and then on to Washington, D.C., Denver and Billings, becoming the first person in his family to visit the United States. After…

Aga Khan Foundation USA Chicago PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run September 8, 2013. Total time: 34:46

Body, Mind and Spirit | 13 year old, Imaan Ali’s refreshing perspective on why he runs

Imaan Ali, 13 of Hubble Middle School Wheaton, Illinois, is an unconventional kid. While his friends compete in baseball, basketball, football, soccer and other sports, he has taken a passion for running. And running he does well, clocking 5K runs within half an hour, constantly challenging himself and improving on his time. But running is…

Toronto Star | Editorial: Seven Toronto city council challengers worth supporting: Ishrath Velshi

Toronto Star | Editorial: Seven Toronto city council challengers worth supporting: Ishrath Velshi

Ishrath Velshi, Ward 26, Don Valley West. She’s a well-spoken candidate with a strong social conscience and years of behind-the-scenes experience at both city hall and Queen’s Park. Her campaign slogan, “Everyone deserves a voice,” speaks to the way many residents here feel marginalized. Velshi understands the ward, having worked for its out-of-touch incumbent, John…

Sarim Charania: Runners-up in 2nd South Asian Roll Ball Championship

Sarim Charania represented Pakistan for a Runners-up Trophy in South Asian Roll Ball Championship

A total of 7 teams participated in the 2nd South Asian Roll Ball Championship that included Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Sarim Charania represented Pakistan with number 10 jersey in the team. Pakistan drew up in the Pool A of the tournament alongside Bangladesh and Bhutan. They played their first match…

Samia Jalal Merchant - Highly motivated first year undergraduate student from Emory University

Samia Jalal Merchant – Highly motivated first year undergraduate student from Emory University

Recognition for Samia Jalal Merchant from Dubai UAE for her Internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Samia completed her summer internship at PWC (Management Consulting – People & Change) with a Certificate of Appreciation and Letter of Recommendation. Samia completed her schooling with an IB Diploma from Dubai and currently studying in second year at Emory University. She…

Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address at The Arab Women in Leadership And Business Summit

Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address at The Arab Women in Leadership And Business Summit

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada,will be among many global figures to deliver the keynote address at the Arab Women In Leadership and Business Summit. “The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit, which brings together exceptional leaders from around the world, is a great endeavour to promote international cooperation on gender…

Dr. Farida Virani, guest speaker at Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology - Mumbai

Dr. Farida Virani, guest speaker at Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology – Mumbai

July 3rd 2014 VESIT, approved by AICTE and affiliated to Mumbai University is recognized as one of the premier Engineering Colleges in Mumbai. As an initiative to enable faculty keep abreast with the latest trends. Continuing with this trend, VESIT organized a 2 week ISTE approved STTP on SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytic, and Cloud). Dr.…

Aleem Gillani of SunTrust Banks has been selected by ExecRank as a Top Chief Financial Officer for 2014

Aleem Gillani of SunTrust Banks has been selected by ExecRank as a Top Chief Financial Officer for 2014

(San Francisco, CA) (September 19, 2014) ExecRank has Selected Aleem Gillani, Chief Financial Officer at SunTrust Banks (STI) as a Top Chief Financial Officer for 2014. These rankings are based on statistical and algorithmic analysis of executive and company performance and are the result of over 3 years of research and feedback from evaluation committees…

Hannah Kanani, 6, raises awareness of epilepsy through art – Richmond Review

By Matthew Hoekstra for Richmond Review A six-year-old Richmond girl is using her paintbrush to help create awareness of a hidden disability she first faced as a baby. Hannah Kanani, a Grade 1 student at Quilchena Elementary, was diagnosed with epilepsy two years ago—a disorder characterized by unpredictable seizures. She now takes 15 pills a day…

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Tabreek Somani received the Bronze Award in the 2014 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Tabreek Somani received the Bronze Award in the 2014 Commonwealth Essay Competition organized by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS). Tabreek was the only participant from Kyrgyzstan to receive the Award. Tabreek was studying at the QSI International School of Bishkek and have recently joined the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa in grade 8. The 2014 Commonwealth…