Aston University, Birmingham, awards posthumous honorary degree to Dr. Roshan Thomas

Aston University, Birmingham, awards posthumous honorary degree to Dr. Roshan Thomas

Roshan Thomas (Posthumous Award) Roshan graduated from Aston University with a degree in Optometry in 1978. Over the years, Roshan used this training to serve marginalised populations in the developing world. With her ophthalmologist husband, Rahim, she volunteered in refugee camps in Pakistan. They then established a comprehensive eye clinic in one of the most…

Rudy Karsan

Event – November 23: Economic Planning Board for Ontario | An Intimate & Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan

The Ismaili Business Professionals’ Association (IBPA), as a part of the Economic Planning Board for Ontario (EPBO) invites you to an intimate conversation with the Founder of Kenexa, Rudy Karsan. Mr. Karsan will speak of his experiences, including selling Kenexa to IBM for $1.3 billion. EVENT: Interactive Conversation with Rudy Karsan DATE: Sunday, November 23,…

Dr. Faiza Khoja named Associate VP Academic Affairs at University of Houston

Dr. Faiza Khoja named Associate VP Academic Affairs at University of Houston

From Ed Hugetz, UHD interim senior vice president of academic affairs and provost I am delighted to announce that UHD has named Faiza Khoja, Ph.D., as the associate vice president for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Khoja’s expertise in organizational management and leadership will be an excellent asset to the Office of the Provost. Her involvement with…

Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan

Women & Leadership | Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

AKDN Statement at the “Heart of Asia” Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan in Beijing, China Delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Honoured Co-Chairs, Excellencies Mr. Wang Yi and Mr. Zarar Ahmad Osmani, Excellencies, Honoured colleagues, On behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan…

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Women & Leadership: Reflection

Inspired by several events this weekend, Ismailimail brings to our readers a special series on Women & Leadership. Ismailimail shares five inspiring stories.  Stories of Tajik women empowering Afghan women in Badakhshan; an Ismaili female mountaineer summiting Mount Everest; an Ismaili Ambassador leading Imamat projects in Central Asia; an artist’s meditative work synthesized into a…

Citizenship Month 2014: Message from Aftab Ghesani, President Ismaili Council, Southwestern United States

Citizenship Month 2014: Message from Aftab Ghesani, President Ismaili Council, Southwestern United States

A 30-second public service announcement produced by HTV Houston Television on what it means to be a U.S. citizen. This PSA features Aftab Ghesani, President Ismaili Council of the Southwestern United States. Click here for related: Citizenship Month — celebrating the many faces of Houston – Paderborner ‘SJ’ Blog Be the First to Know –…

Samina & Mirza Baig's "Beyond the Heights" Official Trailer

Mt. Everest Mountaineers – Samina & Mirza Baig’s Documentary “Beyond the Heights” Official Trailer

A heart warming documentary of a young lady’s journey to conquer her fears and the ascend Mt. Everest. An inspiring story of a brother’s unwavering belief in his sister’s ability to overcome anything – conquer the tallest mountain. Beyond the Heights is a documentary film based on true story of the first Pakistani & youngest female…

Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, presenting white hats to Salim, Sulaiman, Vipul Mehta, Shweta Pandit, and Raj Pandit (Photo credit: Amir Jessani)

Mayor Naheed Nenshi bestows White Hats to Salim-Sulaiman and Team

Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, honored the much loved Bollywood Stars by presenting the team with the white Smithbilt hat to Salim, Sulaiman, Vipul Mehta, Shweta Pandit, and Raj Pandit. The White Hat is a long-standing tradition in Calgary, a symbol of the Western hospitality and good cheer Calgarians like to share with visiting guests.…

Lessons learned, reflections, and advice from Harvard Student Leader Leila Pirbay

Lessons learned, reflections, and advice from Harvard Student Leader Leila Pirbay

Jason Ma, Contributor Forbes.com – In this article, I would like to help enlighten motivated high schoolers, college and university students, and parents by sharing some lessons learned, reflections, and advice from a dynamic college student leader. In the elite private college and university world, high achievers with notable accomplishments and experiences abound. One of…

Innovations are accelerants to social impact - Faizal Karmali, Rockefeller Foundation

Innovations are accelerants to social impact – Faizal Karmali, Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation hardly needs an introduction in the world of social innovation. The Rockefeller Foundation is one of the first institutional philanthropic organizations. The Foundation is now diversifying its engagement with people and organizations in terms of innovation. Faizal Karmali is the Associate Director of Innovation at the Rockefeller Foundation. At BRAC Frugal Innovation Forum held…

President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, Dr Famida Jiwa, discusses osteoporosis

President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, Dr Famida Jiwa, discusses osteoporosis

President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, Dr Famida Jiwa, discusses osteoporosis and the upcoming Public Forum in Regina, Saskatchewan with CTV. http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=44528 This month she talk to BC MLS legislature. Talk to her for more info Dr. Famida Jiwa (osteoporosis.ca) Dr. Jiwa is the President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, and has been with the…

Hightower High School’s Adam Kermally to Attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Hightower High School’s Adam Kermally to Attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Adam Kermally Chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC FORT BEND ISD – Adam Kermally, a tenth-grade student at Hightower High School has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. on November 14-16, 2014. The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high…

Alaudin Bhanji, Project Manager, Deep Space Network NASA, receives Outstanding Leadership Medal

Alaudin Bhanji, Project Manager Deep Space Network NASA, receives Outstanding Leadership Medal

Alaudin Bhanji, Project Manager of the Deep Space Network at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, was recently honored with two prestigious awards. Alaudin received NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal as well as the JPL Magellan Award for his strategic leadership of NASA’s Deep Space Network–including achieving a 40% operations efficiency improvement while maintaining…

Alim Nagji gets Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award

Alim Nagji gets Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award

Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award Dr. Alim Nagji, University of Alberta Alim Nagji recently completed his Family Medicine training from the University of Alberta and is currently seeking enhanced skills in Emergency Medicine. As a writer and actor, Alim’s experiences have lent themselves to communications research, curriculum development, and a passionate appreciation of others’ perspectives.…

Munira Lila

Munira Lila elected Vice President for University College Literary and Athletic Society (UCLit)

New president, VP at UCLit – Eric Schwenger and Munira Lila speak about plans and goals for the year ahead. On October 17, Eric Schwenger, a third-year ethics, society, and law student was elected president of the University College Literary and Athletic Society (UCLit). Munira Lila, a fifth-year global health and anthropology student, was elected…

A lasting tribute to Arif Merani

A lasting tribute to Arif Merani

Nov. 8 fundraiser planned as Merani family continues to give back in memory of son Arif Merani would be smiling down on his family and friends. A caring and selfless individual who was tragically killed in a car accident last Thanksgiving, Arif was someone who dedicated himself to giving back. From helping organize a vigil…

Farouk Meralli: Harvard graduate’s startup is making a difference in Philippine health care

Farouk Meralli: Harvard graduate’s startup is making a difference in Philippine health care

One word best describes the pharmaceutical industry in the Philippines: fragmented. On one end of the spectrum are a handful of big pharmacy chains that dominate the market revenue-wise, and on the other are hundreds of mom-and-pop shops spread in rural areas. For drug companies, this has been problematic. Many mom-and-pop or independent shops keep…

Kainat Imtiaz & the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team wins Gold Medal at 2014 Asian Games

Kainat Imtiaz & the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team wins Gold Medal at 2014 Asian Games

The Pakistani women’s cricket team successfully defended their title and defeated team Bangladesh at the Incheon Asian Games cricket final match on September 25, 2014, claiming the first gold medal for Pakistan. Pakistan was expected to reign as the victor of the tournament, since they were the gold medal winners at the 16th Asian Games…

Alnashir Ravjiani

Alnashir Khamisa Ravjiani running for the Vice President for the Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada

Alnashir Ravjiani is running for a position in a professional union whose members consists of engineers, scientists, accountants, nurses, radiation therapists, lawyers etc. It is the largest professional union in Canada and has a membership of 55,000. Alnashir is looking for members of PIPSC from the community to vote. The ballots will be out soon.…

Naheed Nenshi

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…

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…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Karimabad: Salgirah of the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza celebrated by the Ismaili Muslims

Ismailimail wishes the jamats of Northern Pakistan and the rest of the world Salgirah Mubarak as we share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first Visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. Ismaili Muslims celebrated the anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza Valley. The occasion…

Salgirah Mubarak - Gojal

Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Gojal: 23rd October (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to the Northern Areas) celebrated with traditional zeal and zest

Ismailimail is excited to share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Ismaili community in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region considers the arrival of their present Imam, the Aga Khan IV, in the 1960s, as a landmark event which paved ways for progress and…