Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer counts herself amongst the “luckiest refugees in the world.”

Liberal Senator and Blueridge resident Mobina Jaffer counts herself amongst the “luckiest refugees in the world.” Not the most common of classifications, she admits, as those forced to flee their native countries are not always considered as such. But as she approaches the 40th anniversary of her family’s exodus from their native Uganda, Jaffer smiles…

Serebra’s President & CEO Taleeb Noormohamed named Business in Vancouver’s “Forty under 40″ recipient

Educated at both Princeton University and Oxford University, Taleeb Noormohamed returned to his hometown in 2007 to be vice-president of strategy and partnerships with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (VANOC). In that role, he raised more than $60 million and was responsible for management of all non-commercial revenue and business…

Emma Rahemtulla’s fundraising initiative for Mikoroshoni Primary School in Mombasa Kenya

Emma Rahemtulla Grade 11 Mulgrave School, West Vancouver Appointed Youth Ambassador for Mikoroshoni Primary School in Mombasa, Kenya. Mikoroshoni Primary School is a Registered Charity School located in the district of Bamburi, Mombasa, one of the poorest areas in Kenya. The school provides free education to over three hundred children ranging in ages from three…

Naheed Nenshi: Crucial players in 2011’s revolutions – The Globe and Mail

Naheed Nenshi Old-style politics leaves people cold, the young most of all. Where time-serving cynicism abounds, creativity is silenced and hopefulness scorned. The sudden and joyful arrival of 39-year-old Naheed Nenshi as mayor of Calgary drastically altered that dreary template and supplied a powerful shock of delight to a moribund political system. There’s a place…

Minister Joe Oliver appoints Rumina Velshi as permanent member of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission(CNSC)

On December 20, 2011 Rumina Velshi, a current WiN member, and former member of the WiN-Canada Board of Directors, was appointed a permanent member of Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for a term of five years. Rumina will serve on the seven-member Commission Tribunal, which makes decisions on nuclear regulatory matters including the licensing of…

Nadir Hirji appointed to Board of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, Toronto

Kelly Meighen, Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, is pleased to announce the election of Nadir Hirji to the Foundation Board of Directors. The new Foundation Director joins an outstanding group of community leaders dedicated to transforming the lives of people with mental illness and addiction at Canada’s largest hospital for…

Abdul Mawji appointed to Board of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Abdul Mawji, Board Member at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), is a Certified Management Accountant with more than 25 years of financial and operational management experience in both private and public organizations. For the past eight years, Mr. Mawji has been a consultant providing valuable senior management advice to various companies…

Statement on His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan by The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan – Congratulations on Seventy-Fifth Birthday Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, yesterday Ismaili Muslims around the world celebrated the seventy-fifth birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. The Aga Khan is the devoted spiritual leader and forty-ninth imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. As a proud Ismaili…

The Ismailis of Tanga 1950s, 1960s

The Ismailis of Tanga They lived mostly in Usagara-Bombo and Ngamiani, with about 10% in Town, Chumbageni and Raz Kazone. 5% lived in nearby villages like Pongwe, Muheza, Korogwe, etc. Roughly half of the families earned their living from their own businesses, the other half from service i.e. holding jobs in various sectors. The level…