Canada looks to improve Afghan trade – Ambassador Lalani

PARIS – Canada is working quietly with Afghanistan and Pakistan to find ways to improve both security and traffic flow at a border that has been identified as a vital artery feeding the Taliban-led insurgency, a top Canadian official said here Wednesday. Arif Lalani, Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan, made the comment while defending Canada and…

Amyn Mawani raises $10,000 to beat world poverty

Youngster raises $10,000 to beat world poverty By: Julie Slack / Mississauga.com June 9, 2008 01:29 PM – An eight-year-old Mississauga boy has raised more than $10,000 in his quest to end world poverty. Amyn Mawani recently walked from Toronto’s Metro Hall, along with thousands of Torontonians, at the 24th annual World Partnership Walk. The…

Rafiq Dhanji to volunteer at the Golden Jubilee Games in Kenya

Volunteer at African Games By Communications Staff June 5, 2008 This summer is shaping up to be an interesting one on several fronts for Rafiq Dhanji a Masters of Environment & Sustainability student at Western. Besides his summer work-term placement developing and promoting sustainability projects in Physical Plant, he will make a two-week detour to…

Pictures: Ismaili Youth Volunteering to help plant trees – a CIVIC program event

Commissioner Allan De Genova with Ismaili Youth at the Tree Planting Event Vancouver Ismaili youth put their ethics in action on Sunday, June 1st as they partnerned with The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in helping to prepare sites and plant 50 fruit trees at New Brighton Park. Commissioner Allan De Genova planted the…

Ambassador Lalani Facilitating Afghan/Pakistani Discussions

Canada Practicing Diplomacy on Afghanistan’s Border Embassy, June 4th, 2008 NEWS STORY While Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan has been leading diplomatic efforts to secure the Afghan-Pakistan border, both countries are calling for the other to get serious about stopping the Taliban insurgents who crisscross the porous border with apparent ease. Meanwhile, a visiting U.S. diplomat…

Rafat Jan Rukanuddin to receive University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award

UI to honor distinguished alumni The University of Alumni Association will present the Distinguished Alumni Awards to 13 notable alumni and friends of the University of Iowa at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7 in the UI’s Levitt Center. The Distinguished Alumni Awards, presented annually since 1963, are the Alumni Association’s…

New Articles at The Ismaili

Homepage Europe Learning & Work Lifelong learning: A priority for the European Jamat News & Events Portuguese Jamat celebrates the launch of three new publications North America Community & Service Transforming the world through institutional imagination – Nurjehan Mawani honoured by UNIFEM Canada Learning & Work Building the world one nanoparticle at a time Middle…

CityTV Personality: Farah Nasser

Farah Nasser caught the journalism bug early in life. Beginning in elementary school, Farah would bring in daily newspaper clippings for ‘show and tell,’ updating her classmates on the latest events and happenings in the world. It wasn’t until highschool that Farah got to really report for local cable television station, Rogers Television in Mississauga.…

Pakistan: Hashoo Foundation organizes ‘Job Fair’

ILO, Hashoo Foundation organise ‘Job Mela’ From Nation.com.pk RAWALPINDI – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and its implementing partner Hashoo Foundation organised Sunday the first hospitality and service industry Job Mela at Pearl Continental Hotel in collaboration with Agha Khan Economic Planning Board. The Chief Officer Ministry of Planning and Development, Amanullah Khan, on this…

Dr. Salmaan Kanji, Dr. Karima Velji among winners of Canadian Patient Safety Institute Research Competition

EDMONTON, May 9 /CNW/ – The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) today announced it will contribute $630,000 towards eight patient-safety focused research and demonstration projects. Each of the selected research projects will be co-sponsored by numerous healthcare-related organizations across Canada. -snip- Dr. Salmaan Kanji Physical Compatibility of Drug Infusions used in Canadian Intensive Care Units:…

Remote regions benefit – Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The gift of giving through the Aga Khan Foundation gave back to a volunteer who travelled to Tajikistan seven years ago. Tasneem Damji, 33, went to the mountainous region of Khorog to support staff already there by writing reports for donor agencies. Though communications was Damji’s specialty, the program manager at UBC learned a great…

Azmina Dewji – Seven Edmonton teachers award finalists

Catherine Griwkowsky – edmontonjournal.com Friday, May 02, 2008 EDMONTON – Seven Edmonton teachers are among the finalists for Alberta Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The 23 finalists were selected from 334 nominated teachers and principals. Richard Dietrich, principal at Stratford Elementary Junior High, praised Grade 1 teacher Azmina Dewji, who uses multimedia technology in the…

Scouts mean the world to us

An interesting story on Scouts in Canada, read complete article at Calgary Sun. Troops in many Canadian cities are experiencing a growth boom among ethnic children If Scouting needs a new poster child, Asjad is prepared. While the sun sets over an industrial quarter of East Toronto, 11-year-old Asjad Majeed and fellow members of the…

African experience inspires Canadians to embrace a greater role on the world stage

Source: PDF Canadian volunteers see a world of opportunity in rural Kenya It may not have felt like a life-changing experience at the time, but for a group of visitors from Canada, a walk down a hot, dusty road in coastal Kenya late last year was a turning point in their commitment to alleviating poverty…

The U.S., Islam, and the Future of Our Communities, By Sada Cumber

America.gov Cumber seeks greater dialogue for the future of U.S. and Muslim communities The following op-ed by Sada Cumber, U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, first appeared in the pan-Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat April 22, 2008, and is in the public domain. There are no republication restrictions. (begin byliner) The U.S.,…

Naguib Kheraj of AKF to advise UK’s Financial Services Authority

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) today announced the appointment of Naguib Kheraj as Senior Advisor to the Supervisory Enhancement Programme, reporting directly to Hector Sants, Chief Executive of the FSA. Kheraj was previously Group Finance Director of Barclays, a role he held from January 2004 until March 2007. …snip… Kheraj is a member of the…