Faizaan Somani scored highest points in World Science and World Spelling Days 2012 throughout QSI International School of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan

Faizaan Somani scored highest points in World Education Games 2012 (Science and Spelling Contests) throughout QSI International School of Bishkek and entire Kyrgyzstan. He also scored second highest points in Maths contest. This was his first experience with the World Education Games, organized online and hosted at Australia. More than 5.9m participants from 240 countries/territories…

Dr. Farhan Bhanji to present at Emergency Medicine Update, May 2012

Dr. Farhan Bhanji practices Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (PEM) at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and is the PEM fellowship director. He obtained a Masters in Health Professionals’ Education from University of Maastricht and has an academic interest in simulation/resuscitation education. He serves on the Policy Advisory Committee on Resuscitation for Heart and Stroke…

Calgary Stampede reaching out to city groups – Ismaili Muslim community has participated in the parade for a number of years

Excerpt: The Calgary Stampede 100-Day Kick-Off event takes place Thursday at the Olympic Plaza between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Festivities will feature major announcements including the 2012 Calgary Stampede Centennial Parade Marshal and the release of a Calgary-wide Stampede celebration. Country music legend Paul Brandt will also be performing live at the Thursday event.…

Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz : Encounters between Cultures in an Alumnae’s Journey through Life

Sometimes it is the simple encounters and moments in life that define its twists and turns. As Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz (Class of 2002) describes, the direction of her postgraduate studies and research began with some ordinary and informal chats. In 2000, as part of the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) at the…

Farahway Global – Farah N. Mawani

Farahway Global is a Social Media, Public Engagement, Human Rights and Mental Health agency founded by Farah N. Mawani (@farah_way), co-founder of Free the Hikers. It builds on Farah’s experience directing the social media and public engagement components of Free the Hikers, which played a large role in freeing Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah…

Leadership at Guelph – Rumina Dhalla

Dr. Rumina Dhalla from the Department of Business spoke at the event about her research on organizational identity. Dhalla encourages others to primarily understand the definition of diversity, which is, wouldn’t you know it, very diverse. “The panel that we had, we were talking about issues of all kinds of diversity, not just ethnic backgrounds…The…

Pacific & Western Bank appoints Aly Lalani as Chief Internal Auditor

LONDON, ON, Feb. 23, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) –Pacific & Western Credit Corp. (TSX:PWC) and PWC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific & Western Bank of Canada, today announcedthe appointment ofAly Lalani as Chief Internal Auditor. Aly has over 25 years experience in auditing, treasury and finance, including management positions in property development and financial companies.…

Navroz Mubarak! Amaana.org

A cross-cultural celebration of the New Year, the first day of the Spring astrological Equinox, solar birthday anniversary of our Imam Ali hence the name Newruz Sultan. “It was on Navroz that Adam was created, that God made a covenant with the souls, that Abraham destroyed the pagan idols, that the Prophet of Islam received…

Presentation in Paris: ‘Liberal Islam’ and Ismaili ethics in the 20th century Of ‘religious and social welfare’ of ‘the Community’ and ‘non-denominational’ development « Paderborner ‘SJ’ Web Blog

An ethics of social commitment under the guidance of the Imam had been centrally important to the venture of ‘liberal Islam’ championed by the Ismaili Imamate from the late 19th century onwards and articulated through a wide spectrum of organisations. However, an emphasis on certain wider ‘non-denominational’ outreach critically distinguishes the Aga Khan Development Network…

Canadian Launch of UN Women’s Flagship Report “Progress of the World’s Women-In Pursuit of Justice”

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will host a luncheon at Glenn Gould Studios to launch UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women – In Pursuit of Justice” with moderator, Amanda Lang, Senior Business Correspondent for CBC News. The event, to…

Irfan Keshavjee on Karibu Homes

Irfan Keshavjee, Sc’94, is helping low-income Kenyans become homeowners with his latest social enterprise. He wants to connect with fellow alumni in the affordable housing sector. For Irfan Keshavjee, Sc’94, life in Kenya as a managing director, philanthropist, and family man is busy and satisfying. In early 2007, his second child was born and his…

Zahra Kanji receives North Shore Health Care Award for Clinical Practice

Congratulations to the nominees for the North Shore Health Care Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Fifty-one staff members were nominated for awards in the following categories: Workplace Inspiration, Leadership and Clinical Practice. The awards committee selected an award recipient in each category. At a special staff appreciation event on January 12, 2012, the recipients were presented…

Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for UN Women, in Pakistan

Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Canadian National Committee for UN Women, President to Celebrate Pakistan Women’s Public Meeting KARACHI, PAKISTAN–(Marketwire – Feb. 18, 2012) – Ms. Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for UN Women – Canada and Dr. Farooq Sattar, Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Deputy Convener of MQM are pleased to announce…

Almoonir Dewji selected as a Difference Maker and Medal-bearer for The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay – Calgary, Alberta

On February 27, 2012 I had the honour of being selected as a Difference Maker and be a medal-bearer for The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay: Beginning on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador – the easternmost point in North America and approximately 15 kilometres south-east…