Ishrath Velshi declares her candidacy for the Councillor in the City of Toronto

Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | Ishrath Velshi for Councillor – Ward 26, Don Valley West

Today, Ismailimail highlights Ishrath Velshi running for Councillor, supplementing the four inspiring leaders from last week, seeking support from our readers to vote for these inspiring people and organization as they continue in their quest for excellence and making a difference. Building on the Ismailimail exclusive series on Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership, we introduce Ishrath Velshi,…

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Forbes College Appoints Alykhan Jinnah as Director of Social Media

Alykhan Jinnah is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur with a significant track record for driving aggressive growth and profit. He helps businesses at all stages of the ventures life cycle including, conceptualization, design, development, market penetration and expansion. Alykhan joined the FORBES College management team to head social media design, implementation and instruction of all…

MHI with Mir of Jupis, Ghizer

Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Jamats of Northern Areas of Pakistan celebrate Hazir Imam’s first visit

This week marks a crucial epoch in the history of Ismailis dwelling in the foothills of some of the world’s highest mountain ranges – Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush. People of the Northern Areas of Pakistan are celebrating the 54th anniversary of Hazir Imam’s first visit to this part of the world with praise and thanksgiving for all…

NXT City Prize: Adil Dhalla creates happiness

NXT City Prize: Adil Dhalla creates happiness

The NXT CITY PRIZE is all about vision to reimagine Toronto’s public spaces and inject a sense of energy, dynamism and reflexivity. ADIL DHALLA, Centre for Social Innovation’s director of culture What public space improvements have you contributed to that you’re proud of? I’m most proud about Project Ukulele Gangsterism (PUG), which was inspired by the…

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The Star’s 2nd endorsement for Ishrath Velshi

Ward 26, Don Valley West: Two especially worthy challengers are striving to unseat John Parker, a notably ineffective incumbent. Former police officer, entrepreneur and community volunteer Jon Burnside would be a sound choice. But we favour Ishrath Velshi , an exceedingly well-spoken candidate with a strong social conscience and years of behind-the-scenes experience at city…

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…

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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,…

With His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

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…