Shamsh Kassim-Lakha to speak at World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha Qatar

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha is the Founding President of the Aga Khan University, the first private university chartered in Pakistan. He led the planning, building and operation of this institution for 27 years in seven countries of Asia, Africa, and in the United Kingdom. Shamsh served as Pakistan’s Minister of Education as well as Science and Technology…

Professor Shafique Virani will be the Convocation Speaker for the November 2011 University of Toronto Convocation Ceremonies

An award-winning author and internationally celebrated public speaker, Professor Shafique Virani is currently Chair of the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto. Described as one of “the world’s most renowned scholars in Islamic studies” by Canada’s Laurier Institution, his research, teaching and humanitarian work champions the cause of pluralism, fostering greater mutual…

Prof. Karim Lakhani Headline TopCoder Innovation Summit

TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development, today announced the line up for the 2011 TopCoder Innovation Summit. “Innovation in the way the World Works” will feature Dean Kamen founder of FIRST and DEKA Research & Development Corp.; Nick Donofrio, former EVP Innovation and Technology and leader of…

Hanan Dhanani, Age 20, Delegate Girls 20 Summit in Paris

City/Region: Toronto Hanan is entering her fourth year at Queen’s University where she studies Economics. She has been a leading member of a variety of university initiatives, including Vice President of Queen’s International Affairs Association, Director of the Global Passport Internship Fair, Executive Director of Queen’s International Crisis Simulation Conference, and Executive Director of Queen’s…

Tasleem Samji appointed co-Editor in Chief, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a quarterly journal reviewed and edited by Yale biomedical faculty and students. The journal aims to showcase outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and medicine, to publish significant case reviews, and to provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current…

Better Chemist: Al-Karim Versi | Startups

Better Chemist is an online pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. We currently provide services such as processing NHS and private prescriptions, providing a discreet online doctor’s consultancy – treating symptoms including hair loss and impotence, and the sale of pharmacy and non-pharmacy products. Where did the idea for your business come from? The…

Tea Time with Dr. Kassam: Conversation about women in Islam | University of Calgary

Start: 2011-10-13 09:30 – End: 2011-10-13 11:00 Date: Thursday October 13th 2011, 9:30 – 11:00am Location: Womens Resource Centre, third floor of MacEwan Hall Description: “Tea Time with Dr. Kassam: Conversation about women in Islam” This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any questions that may have arisen from the previous night, or join in…

Pakistan: Shams Kassim Lakha appointed to the Management Board of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) – AP

ISLAMABAD, Oct 10 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday approved the appointment of three eminent persons on the Management Board of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The eminent persons approved by the Prime Minister are: Dr Ishrat Hussain, Ex-Governor, State Bank of Pakistan; Ijaz Nabi, President, LUMS, Lahore; and Shams Kassim…

Alim Weljie in U Magazine

Welcome to the world of metabolomics, where Aalim Weljie and Hans Vogel in the Department of Biological Sciences have been leading a group of researchers in this experimental technique for six years. “We measure concentrations of naturally occurring small molecules (called metabolites) that are present in blood, urine and tissues,” says Weljie. “We’re looking for…

Interview with Dr. Nasir Jetha, President, British Columbia Medical Association

The doctors’ doctor who speaks eight languages Dr. Nasir Jetha, the Vancouver pediatrician who leads the B.C. Medical Association, speaks eight languages. I wonder if his command of Swahili, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, Gujarati, Kutchi, Punjabi, and English will help him when it comes to communicating with government! Perhaps some of those languages have words and…

Rahim Kanani: Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute’s Innovation Team on the Future of International Development

As part of an on-going series on social innovation, I recently interviewed Aleem Walji, Practice Manager for Innovation at the World Bank Institute. We discussed the intersection between innovation and development, the future of social enterprise, current initiatives and efforts underway in the Innovation Practice, challenges and opportunities moving forward within these sectors, and much…

Listening. Learning, Sharing the learning will make Canadian journey beautiful – Karim Sunderji, President of Ismaili Muslim Council of Ontario

21 September 2011 – Our youth “feel strongly about not wasting resources, leaving a better place for future citizens. I think they are taking a lot more responsibility about our world and that is a good thing because it tells us that they will be good leaders for the future.” Our instinct, as parents, Mr.…

Promoting understanding through education – Professor Ali Asani named the director of Harvard’s the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program

Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, has been named the director of Harvard’s the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. Established in 2005, the program aims to foster understanding between the Islamic world and the West through scholarship, teaching,…