Toronto: The Canadian Women’s Foundation recently announced the appointment of Mina Mawani as its President and CEO. Mina is best known for leading transformations as CEO of the Aga Khan Council for Canada, where she successfully contributed to the planning of a new Ismaili Centre and Museum in Toronto. As a long-time supporter of women’s rights, Mina’s role as the new CEO of the Canadian … Continue reading Mina Mawani to Lead Canadian Women’s Federation
The final recipient to take the stage was Jane Devji, receiving the Ed Helfrich Long Service award. Referred to by her staff as Mrs. D, Jane has delivered over 40 years of service in health and long-term care. She is currently the administrator of Delta View Habilitation & Life Enrichment Centre and a wonderful inspiration to the staff, residents and their families. Although Jane showed … Continue reading Nurjehan Devji presented award by B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake
From Friday, February 28th to March 1st Serena Mawani co-chaired the inaugural National Strategy Consulting Competition and Conference, which hosted some of the brightest Undergraduate and MBA students from across Canada. The event featured sponsors and participants from large consulting firms such as Accenture, McKinsey & Co, Bain & Co, BCG, and Deloitte. This was the first event of this kind on the West Coast. … Continue reading Serena Mawani co-chaired the inaugural National Strategy Consulting Competition and Conference
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada to Deliver Keynote Address at the Woibex, 17th Global Women Leaders Conference, Dubai DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(Marketwired – March 4, 2014) – Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada will deliver keynote address at the Woibex – 17th Global Women Leaders Conference in celebration of the 104th International Women’s Day on March 8 – … Continue reading Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address at the Global Women Leaders Conference in Dubai
By Alison Langley for Niagara Falls Review – Wednesday, March 5, 2014: Aleem is confident he will be able to reach the summit of North Africa’s highest peak because of the support of his younger brother. Arif Merani was only two months away from earning his law degree at Carleton University when his life was cut short by tragedy. The 22-year-old was heading back to school … Continue reading Keeping Arif Merani’s memory alive
A retired journalist living in Montreal is seeking help from former students of H.H the Aga Khan’s Boys’ Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Sultan Jessa, who studied at the school in Dar es Salaam, launched a school magazine called “The Scholars’ Digest.” “Unfortunately, I did not keep any editions of the magazine and particularly the inaugural issue,” Jessa, who served as editor, said. … Continue reading Former magazine editor seeking help!
The Dossa Family Endowment Fund supporting the Dossa Family Undergraduate Scholarship The Dossa Family Endowment Fund was established in 2011 through a generous donation from Aziz and Dr. Parin Dossa and matching funds from the 2011 Campus Campaign. The endowment fund supports the Dossa Family Undergraduate Scholarship. Aziz Dossa is the President of Styver’s Bake Studio LLP and Parin Dossa is a Professor of Anthropology … Continue reading Aziz and Dr. Parin Dossa establish endowment fund at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
via The Ubyssey, UBC’s official student newspaper By: Seher Asaf March 2, 2014 – Philanthropy has always been a driving force in the lives of both Alia and Salina Dharamsi. As part of an immigrant population in Vancouver, the two sisters were encouraged by their parents to volunteer in the Ismaili community and raise their voice from a very early age. The pair has taken … Continue reading Dharamsi sister act in work and volunteering
Feb 27, 2014 His Highness the Aga Khan – Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims visits Ottawa and the House of Commons.
February 27, 2014 – Ottawa: Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism welcomes members of Canada’s dynamic Ismaili community to Parliament Hill for the the Aga Khan’s visit.
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa is a non-profit organization that serves immigrant women and children, particularly those who have been victims of abuse and violence. IWSO is having their 25th Anniversary Celebration event on March 6th 2014. Senator Mobina Jaffer – a prominent member of not only the Canadian parliament, but also the Ismaili community – will add immense value to the event with her presence. … Continue reading Senator Mobina Jaffer to Chair IWSO’s 25th Anniversary Gala
It’s been ten years since a non-head of state addressed Parliament. Tonight, the Aga Khan – the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims will have that rare privilege.
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a world leader in treatment and research dedicated to healing heart disease today and eliminating it within our children’s lifetimes. Driven to excel by the needs of its patients and inspired by a supportive community of volunteers and donors, its focus is eradicating a disease which affects one in three people. The Heart Institute is advancing towards a … Continue reading Fayez Thawer appointed to the board of directors of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation
Friday, 28 February 2014 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST) Toronto , Ontario
One year ago, a dear friend passed away. She was kind, inspiring and a fighter – and she was only 31. Many of us still struggle to reconcile how someone so young with so much to offer the world could be taken away from us. But we know she is in a better place. Today we launch the fundraiser for the Rehana Meghani Memorial Scholarship … Continue reading Rehana Meghani Memorial Scholarship Fund
Our favourite youth poet, Fatima Bata, gives us a rousing call for valuing and protecting wilderness in all its forms. Earlier: Fatima Bata at TEDxCalgary: Material energy/personal energy Fatima Bata to speak at TEDx Calgary Continue reading A Call For Wilderness: Fatima Bata at TEDxCalgary
In an in-depth interview with Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan Telecom, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider with over nearly 6 million active subscribers, we discussed the founding of the company, its evolution over the last decade, critical challenges to operating in an incredibly tough environment, plans for growth beyond its borders, and much more. Karim Khoja, Chief Executive Officer of Roshan, has over 25 years of … Continue reading Roshan: The Greatest Untold Story Of Societal Transformation In Afghanistan – Forbes
In my experience studying and advising early-stage startups, it has become obvious that they primarily fail because of inadvertent mistakes made by the founder or founders. External forces are seldom the reason for the death of the startup. Success therefore primarily depends on the success of the founder. How can you, as a founder, prevent slowly killing your startup? Get naked. Figuratively, of course. via … Continue reading Naveed Lalani: Strip down to your basic leadership skills – The Globe and Mail
What project are you working on this summer? Before I answer that question I have to tell you a little bit of history about how computer chips are made. When a company is creating an integrated circuit, a chip for a device like your laptop, they need to test it to death to ensure it works reliably before you buy it. Back in the day, … Continue reading Undergraduates Contributing to ECE (electrical and computer engineering) Research: Al-Shahna Jamal
The story of AKU-EB cannot be completed without Dr Camer Vellani whose relentless efforts in establishing the AKU Examination Board and its assessment philosophy helped us get where we are today – celebrating 10 years of our mission. Dr Camer Vellani is currently serving as the Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the Aga Khan University, member of the Board of Directors of AKU-EB as well … Continue reading The story of AKU-EB as shared by Dr. Camer Vellani