Minister for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney - Excellent meeting with Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, representative of His Highness the Aga Khan

Canadian Minister Jason Kenney meets with AKDN’s Resident Representative to Canada, Dr. Mahmoud Eboo

Canadian Minister for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney met with AKDN Resident Representative to Canada, Dr. Mahmoud Eboo to discuss areas of mutual interest. Minister Kenney tweeted “Excellent meeting with Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, representative of His Highness the Aga Khan” after their deliberations. Excellent meeting with Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, representative of His Highness the Aga Khan @AKFCanada…

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Exploring Horizons – Youth Engaging Seniors

Natasha and Alisha Nanji, twin sisters, started a nonprofit organization called Exploring Horizons, after witnessing senior neglect whilst volunteering at seniors’ homes. The organization hosts monthly sessions involving fun and mentally challenging activities and presentations to engage senior citizens and to bridge the inter-generational gap between seniors and youth. The organization has been featured on Rogers…

AKFC Together Exhibition

Event – May 1 to 2 | Together: An Exhibition on Global Development – Learn about Canada’s contributions to international development

The Aga Khan Foundation Canada has launched an exhibition on international development that will travel across the country in a truck. The exhibit is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, highlighting Canadian contributions to improving the lives of people around the world. EVENT: Together: An Exhibition on Global Development DATE: Friday, May 1st, 2015…

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Domus | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto For the first museum in North America devoted to Islamic art and culture, the Japanese master Maki proposes strong geometry, harnessed in such a way as to celebrate light in all its meanings. Design Fumihiko Maki+Maki and Associates. Photography Shinkenchiku-sha Discover, Explore and Learn more via  Domus, April 2015 issue About…

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Dr. Kabir Jivraj Appointed to the Board of Calgary Police Foundation

The Calgary Police Foundation (CPF) was established to partner exclusively with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) and fund programs that reduce children and youth victimization and criminal activity by focusing on education, prevention and early intervention. The CPF targets areas where the need is greatest and proactive programs can have the most impact on our…

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Minister Paradis Attends Launch of AKFC’s Travelling Exhibition on Global Development

Minister Paradis Attends Launch of Travelling Exhibition on Global Development April 22, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and Khalil Shariff, Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), participate in the official launch of Together: An Exhibition on Global Development at the Delegation…

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Dawn | Treasures of Islam

No traveler to Toronto should miss the Aga Khan Museum, which I had the pleasure of visiting on a recent trip. The museum’s permanent collection comprises objects highlighting the artistic, scientific and scholarly heritage of Islamic civilisations. As is often the case when I visit the Islamic collections of museums in the West, I was…

From Ismailimail Archives - May 26, 1996: Brown University President Vartan Gregorian (right) confers the honorary degree Doctor of Laws upon His Highness the Aga Khan. (Image credit AKDN / Gary Otte via TheIsmaili.org)

Dr. Vartan Gregorian, member of the AKM Board of Directors to deliver Commencement Address and receive an Honorary Degree from Adelphi University

Dr. Vartan Gregorian will deliver the Commencement address and be recognized with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Adelphi University during its 119th Commencement on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY Dr. Gregorian is currently one of the members of the Aga…

A Companion of Muslim Cultures - Amyn Sajoo

SFU & IIS’s Dr Amyn Sajoo inspires Aga Khan Museum audience at the special book launch and signing of A Companion of Muslim Cultures

On Wednesday evening (April 22, 2015)  Aga Khan Museum, Toronto in collaboration with the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), London profiled Dr. Amyn B. Sajoo who presented his edited collection of essays by some of today’s finest scholars. A Companion of Muslim Cultures, is the third book in the Muslim Heritage Series. This volume embarks on…

Aga Khan Museum - Course: From Cairo to Samarqand: Discovering the Cities of Muslim Civilizations

Event – April 28 to June 16 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto | Course: From Cairo to Samarqand: Discovering the Cities of Muslim Civilizations

Explore major palaces, monuments, and gardens in historic cities! Through images and lectures, Dr. Ruba Kana’an, the Aga Khan Museum’s Head of Education and Scholarly Programs, leads participants in this eight-week voyage to Damascus, Jerusalem, Istanbul, and beyond. EVENT: Course: From Cairo to Samarqand: Discovering the Cities of Muslim Civilizations COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ruba Kana’an,…

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Event – April 29 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto | Lecture: William Dalrymple presents Return of a King

The Canadian Community Arts Initiative (CCAI) in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum and The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF) Canada, are pleased to present the world renowned author William Dalrymple for an exclusive speaking engagement in Toronto. This event is in support of “141 Schools for Peace”, an initiative of The Citizens Foundation (TCF), in partnership…

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The Artefact that inspired the Aga Khan Museum Logo

Like their monochrome or bi-coloured counterparts, polychrome slip-covered earthenware ceramics produced in the tenth and eleventh century under the Samanids (819-1005 CE) are unrivalled in quality and design. While still using the simplest of materials, Iranian craftsmen achieved an unprecedented level of refinement in the production of earthenware dishes and in the colour and texture…

Minister Paradis Opens Aga Khan Foundation Canada's Exhibition on Global Development

Minister Paradis Opens Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s Exhibition on Global Development

April 21, 2015 – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will address attendees at the launch of Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s mobile exhibition Together: An exhibition on global development. This innovative, interactive and multi-sensory exhibition is designed to spark a conversation about the role that Canadians can play in reducing…