New cognitive behavioural therapy program tries to banish negative thoughts, positively

Successful U.K. cognitive behavioural therapy program now available in B.C. As a new psychiatrist in Glasgow, Chris Williams felt frustrated by the limited time he had with patients. He wanted to find a way to make the few minutes he had more effective. Familiar with a form of psychotherapy called CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,…

The life story of Shoaib Sultan Khan – the man whose noble efforts made a difference in the lives of millions of poor in Pakistan

By Jairam Ramesh The book presents a beautifully written account of the life story of Shoaib Sultan Khan – the man whose noble efforts made a difference in the lives of millions of poor in Pakistan and many other countries. It traces the journey of a man, who for many decades, has served to lift…

Dr. Hussein Rashid: What Does Islamic Music Have to do With Blues, Jazz, and Surf Rock? More Than You Think. | FrontRow

By Bill Holston – What do Bruce Springsteen, Mahalia Jackson, and John Coltrane all have in common? Well according to Dr. Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University each bear witness to the Islamic Contribution to American Music. This was the title of his lecture at my law school alma mater, Southern Methodist University. The lecture was…

Terry Fox Run draws thousands – Aga Khan Scouts & Guides participates with a 45-member musical band | GulfNews

-Excerpt- Providing a special kind of participation was the Aga Khan Scouts & Guides with a 45-member musical band. The representative, Sameer Noor Ali, said that the band has been practising for several weeks. He said, “We have been partnering with the Terry Fox Run for the past 17 years in Dubai. There are kids…

Hanifa and Raziya Charaniya: Clayton State boasts Conyers student success story

Morrow — Clayton State University officials are proud of Conyers resident Hanifa Charaniya. She is a Clayton State University senior majoring in Dental Hygiene who will graduate this spring. She is the youngest of four daughters, one of whom, Raziya Charaniya, transferred to Clayton State University from another college to pursue her Bachelors of Science…

Moiz Lakhani receives gold medal to become 2012 Ontario wrestling champion

2012 Ontario Youth Wrestling Festival/Championships was held on April 21, 2012 at Coldwater, Ontario organized by Mariposa Wrestling Club; this event was sanctioned by the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association. The Association is the Provincial Sport Organization duly recognized by Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports responsible for sanctioning all style of amateur wresting; Approx…

Sameer Lakhani: AKU – Prioritising early childhood education

In this interview, Daniel Muhau talks to Sameer Lakhani, the Aga Khan University – Tanzania Institute of Higher Education – head of marketing and continuing education about the ongoing Global Action Week, a worldwide annual campaign actively supported by Unesco and organised by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to raise awareness of the importance…

Sarah Ashiqueali receives 7th Annual Children of Abraham Youth Leadership Award

Renowned Children’s Advocate Marian Wright Edelman Addresses Social Justice Youth Activists at Georgetown University WASHINGTON, DC — Renowned, lifelong children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman spoke about faith, courage and creativity to high school aged students and adults engaged in social justice activism at the 7th Annual Children of Abraham Youth Leadership Award ceremony and reception…

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada, To Address the Better World Forum With Deepak Chopra and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Various Luminaries

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Deepak Chopra, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill McKibben, Dot Maver, John Perkins, Robert Thurman, Hazel Henderson, and many other prominent thinkers will discuss the new concepts, strategies and technologies to enable a better world for 2012 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. In her address entitled “The Power…

Students Hafiz Dhanani, Azzra Mangalji, Malika Dhalla, Aliya-Nur Babul, and Kais Khimji participate in Vancouver Model United Nations 2012

Hafiz Dhanani | Secretary General – A high school Senior, Hafiz has a passion for Political Science, International Relations, and Comparative Politics. -More- Azzra Mangalji | USG Sponsorship – Azzra Mangalji is a Grade 12 student at York House School. She has been an active member of her school’s Model UN program for two years…

Ashnoor Nagji – Founder, BELIEF – nominated for YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award

Recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours women whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Award recipients will be announced on May 24, 2012 during the awards dinner at the Westin Bayshore. Tickets are available from YWCA…

Vanier College student Rosemin Nathoo awarded Meg Sircom Memorial Scholarship

ANNOUNCEMENT: MEG SIRCOM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY The English Department is very pleased to announce that the Meg Sircom Memorial Scholarship, a recognition of achievement in English and creative writing, has been awarded to ROSEMIN NATHOO. Rosemin, a student in Environmental and Wildlife Management, submitted a portfolio of wonderful poems, including the following…

Mehwish Panjwani: Young citizens recognized

Nine young Mississaugans are being recognized this week for community service and character building with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Jacqueline Chan, Kaitlyn D’Agostino, Travis DeWolf, Georgina Evison, Michael Ferrarelli, Aidan O’Sullivan, Mehwish Panjwani, Roxalana Tkachenko and Meredith Webb — all age 16 to 24 — will be presented with the award by David…

Jameel Lalji presents at Queen’s School of Business Innovation Summit

Company: Staples Position: Manager, Innovation & Business Development (Strategy) Topic: Mental Readiness – Getting out of your way Jameel Lalji is the Manager of Innovation & Business Development Staples Canada. Jameel is responsible for discerning, developing and implementing Staples Canada’s overall strategic initiatives and corporate development efforts based on marketplace and industry trends in both…

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee Speaks at the York Regional Police Celebrating Our Community Event

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee will address attendees of the York Regional Police 10th Anniversary of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Celebrating our Community event on Sunday, April 15, 2012. “I am honoured to be part of this celebration, to work with the York Region Police and…