Farid Virani appointed to CNBC’s Small Business Council

Farid leads corporate management and real estate operations at Prime Communications. He has 16+ years of experience in developing and managing successful retail organizations. A serial entrepreneur, he founded Prime Communications in 1999 and has established strong partnerships with leading national wireless network operators. Farid has led the company through dramatic year-over-year growth. He is…

Family, Career & Community: Ayaz Gulamhussein delivers keynote address to the Alberta Student Energy Conference

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a volunteer. When you grow up within the Ismaili Muslim community, volunteering is not an option – it’s an expectation. Family, Career & Community – Delivered to the Alberta Student Energy Conference (BMO Centre), by Ayaz Gulamhussein – Calgary, Alberta, March 23rd, 2012 Firstly, I…

Tabreek Somani topped in World Maths Day 2012 throughout QSI International School of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan

Tabreek Somani topped in World Education Games 2012 (Maths Contest) throughout QSI International School of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan. She also scored second highest points in Science and Spelling contests. World Education Games 2012 were organized online and hosted by Australia. More than 5.9m participants from 240 countries/territories registered for the event and more than 1.57m…

Almas Jiwani, International Humanitarian and President of UN Women Canada to Welcome Renowned Actress, Lisa Ray

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee is pleased to announce that renowned Indian actress and celebrity, Lisa Ray will attend UN Women Canada’s celebration of International Women’s Day and Canadian launch of the United Nation’s, Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice report amongst a host of influential figures at…

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…