Dubai Holiday Inn CEO Roxana Jaffer receives Women Leadership Achievement Award 2015

Dubai Holiday Inn CEO Roxana Jaffer receives Women Leadership Achievement Award 2015

I am deeply honored and most grateful to WWLCA for considering me worthy for this very special recognition. Thank you WWLCA, Thank you Dr Bhatia & the Jury. Like most leaders I did not wake up one morning and decide I wanted to be a leader; nor was I driven at any time to seek recognition or accolades for being a guide and role- model … Continue reading Dubai Holiday Inn CEO Roxana Jaffer receives Women Leadership Achievement Award 2015

Toronto International Film Festival and Aga Khan Museum to present: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Toronto International Film Festival and Aga Khan Museum to present: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Selected by veteran film curator and film festival programmer Peter Scarlet (co-curator of Doors Without Keys), these screenings complement Kiarostami’s evocative installation Doors Without Keys, providing an invaluable opportunity to appreciate Kiarostami’s versatility as an artist and filmmaker. The Aga Khan Museum and TIFF are co-presenters of this series, as well as The Wind Will Carry Us: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami a retrospective of … Continue reading Toronto International Film Festival and Aga Khan Museum to present: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

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Dubai: Aga Khan Scouts and Guides Group Volunteers ‘Spread a Smile’ at trauma centre

To mark the beginning of 2016 a group of volunteers visited Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre to bring New Year festivities to patients. Oxygen Management Consultants, along with Aga Khan Scouts and Aga Khan Guides Group, (AKSG) organises the “Spread a Smile” event and visits Rashid Hospital every year on Dec 31. Volunteers take gifts and balloons to celebrate the beginning of a new year with … Continue reading Dubai: Aga Khan Scouts and Guides Group Volunteers ‘Spread a Smile’ at trauma centre

Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami opens up doors to a lost past | The Art Newspaper

Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami opens up doors to a lost past | The Art Newspaper

David D’Arcy: In its first show devoted to a single artist, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is presenting 50 full-scale images of doors by the Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami (Doors Without Keys, until 27 March). Because of Canadian sanctions on Iranian imports, the pictures had to be printed and mounted on canvas in Toronto. Curators selected the pictures fr om 200 that Kiarostami, aged … Continue reading Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami opens up doors to a lost past | The Art Newspaper

MP Yasmin Ratansi to hold information session on Syrian Refugees

MP Yasmin Ratansi to hold information session on Syrian Refugees

In light of the numerous queries and interest in this subject, I am hosting an information session at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on Monday December 21st at 7 p.m. The session will provide updates on what the government is doing and how Canadians can help in this humanitarian efforts. There will be an opportunity for Q+A. Session will end at 8:30 p.m. Yasmin Ratansi … Continue reading MP Yasmin Ratansi to hold information session on Syrian Refugees

Alykhan Suleman: Syrian refugees offered help by Toronto's largest clothing bank

Alykhan Suleman: Syrian refugees offered help by Toronto’s largest clothing bank

New Circles Community Services says $50 donation can clothe an adult for a year By Lisa Naccarato for CBC News – Dec 08, 2015: With the official start of winter just a couple of weeks away, Toronto’s largest clothing bank is opening its doors to Syrian refugees, offering them clothing for free as well as other services to help them get settled. New Circles Community … Continue reading Alykhan Suleman: Syrian refugees offered help by Toronto’s largest clothing bank

Calgarians, Naheed Gilani: Help pours in for Syrian refugees in Calgary, despite economic woes

Calgarians, Naheed Gilani: Help pours in for Syrian refugees in Calgary, despite economic woes

CALGARY – Naheed Gilani’s investments have been pummelled by the crude price collapse, but the Calgarian says he hasn’t hesitated for a moment to contribute thousands of dollars to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. “My reasoning was, ‘we can’t afford to wait for the next person who might be in a better economic condition than I am,’” said the 35-year-old, who is part of a … Continue reading Calgarians, Naheed Gilani: Help pours in for Syrian refugees in Calgary, despite economic woes

Zool Suleman hosts "Let's Talk: Syrian Refugees, Islamophobia and Canadian Identity"

Zool Suleman hosts “Let’s Talk: Syrian Refugees, Islamophobia and Canadian Identity”

On December 5th at 2pm at Centre A, Refugee Advocate and Writer Zool Suleman hosts a discussion in response to “Abounaddara. The Right to the Image.” Abounaddara’s weekly short films offer a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Syrians without restricting them to political or religious affiliations. Zool Suleman is a Refugee Advocate and Writer who has been involved at the nexus of law/culture/production for … Continue reading Zool Suleman hosts “Let’s Talk: Syrian Refugees, Islamophobia and Canadian Identity”