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Alayka and Liasha Kurani: Sisters will participate in walk to end Global Poverty

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Kurani sisters, Alayka, 7, and Liasha, 6, students of Johns Creek Elementary School, are two bright and energetic young athletes who will participate in the 1K and 100-yard dash at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Their goal is to raise money at the Partnership Walk 2012, a program under the…

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Major Aleem Sajan receives Commander’s Commendation upon ending his tour in Kabul

14 Wing Greenwood’s Major Aleem Sajan recently received a Commander’s Commendation from Major General Jim Ferron, commander Canadian Contribution Training Mission – Afghanistan. As the professions advisor at the Afghan Air University in Kabul from March through to this November, Sajan’s efforts had an “outstanding effect on the success of the Canadian Forces’ training mission in Afghanistan,” the citation read. “Through unwavering dedication, strong cultural acumen, tireless work ethic and while displaying the best qualities…

Shariffa Keshavjee wins The International Alliance for Women Award

Shariffa Keshavjee wins The International Alliance for Women Award

The TIAW World of Difference 100 Award recognizes amazing individuals whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) serves as the global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas. More information:…

Tanzanian President chief guest for a conference in Canada, co-chaired by Dr. Zaheer Lakhani

Tanzanian Diaspora Conference in Canada: Tanzania Engaging the Diaspora, A Win-Win Strategy Edmonton, Alberta, October 5-7 2012 Venue: Fantasyland Hotel, 17700-87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4 Canada Conference Chair: Deogratias Nondi Conference Co-Chair: Dr. Zaheer Lakhani CHIEF GUEST: His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania SPECIAL GUEST: Mr. Benard Membe,…

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebration held at Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

On September 8, 2012, the Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C. and the Honourable Yonah Martin, both senators representing British Columbia in Canada’s senate, presented a unique award to 39 individuals. They were honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal as a tangible way for Canada to honour the significant contributions and achievements made…

West Van service superhero Tatiana Mawani

West Van service superhero Tatiana Mawani

Between overwhelming amounts of homework, the challenges of adolescence and the pressures of post-secondary decision-making, high school is already stressful enough – yet three standouts in Collingwood School’s 40-student Round Square service club have found a way to excel both in the classroom and community. The Outlook recently chatted with Chaeri Lee, Tatiana Mawani and…

Harvard Professor Ali Asani on new Online Teaching Initiative: EdX

Harvard Professor Ali Asani on new Online Teaching Initiative: EdX

Excerpt: When HarvardX launches in less than two weeks, it will explore the advantages of online education with students around the world. However, the College is already experimenting with online education for undergraduates on-campus. Professor Ali S. Asani ’77, chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, is teaching a General Education course…

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Senator Mobina Jaffer’s Message in Senate about Ismaili Walk 2012

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 104 Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, on Sunday, September 23, I had the privilege of walking alongside 1,500 British Columbians at the twenty-first annual Ismaili Walk. This year men, women and children from across Vancouver gathered at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park…