Gulmit Ismaili Boys Scouts group raise funds to purchase sound system for use on Imamat Day

[Youth in action] Sound System purchased for social events Qasim Shah | Pamir Times Karachi, July 3: Members of the Ismaili Boys Scouts Group – Gulmit Unit, have purchased a new sound system for facilitating social events in the village. The scouts had started a fund raising movement for purchase of the equipments and were…

Ismaili Muslim Community of Edmonton serves free pancake breakfast at Alberta Legislature Grounds

EDMONTON — Hordes of people dressed in red and white waving — and wearing — flags filled Edmonton streets and parks today in celebration of Canada’s 142nd birthday. Beginning at 7 a.m., thousands showed up to the Alberta legislature grounds where some special guests served up a free pancake breakfast, courtesy of the Ismaili Muslim…

Professor Zamir Punja wins award for Outstanding Research

SFU News Online June 11, 2009 Several faculty members have been recognized recently for outstanding contributions in their fields. -snip- Biologist Zamir Punja has won the 2009 Canadian Phytopathological Society Award for Outstanding Research for his work in plant pathology and his innovative approaches to disease management on vegetable and horticultural crops. Punja, an international…

Faisel Adam Gulamhussein, this year’s winner of the Governor General’s Medal

Gulamhussein’s win of Governor General’s Medal makes it a trifecta for Statistics and Actuarial Sciences By Mitchell Zimmer Faisel Gulamhussein is only one of two people in this year’s graduating class of over 7,000 students to have won the Governor General’s Medal. The award is given to the graduating student with the highest standing in…

Arif Lalani appointed as Director General for Policy Planning at Fort Pearson

New Afghan Team, New Afghan Tasks Excerpts: – For the past three years, there have been a many civilian personalities deeply intertwined with Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Chief among them was David Mulroney, formerly Canada’s top bureaucrat on the file, and Canada’s next ambassador to China. – Other up-and-comers also soon joined the file, including…

Zameer Devraj, top ambassador in World Partnership Walk, Canada

Meadowridge student fights world poverty June 23, 2009 Zameer Devraj of Meadowridge School was the top ambassador in the recent World Partnership Walk. Devraj, a Grade 6 student, raised $43,025 for the walk on May 31. His team, HOPE, placed among the top 5 for the event. The World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest annual…

Astrophysicist, Scientist, Dr. Arif Babul in Conversation with Simerg – Parts II, III and IV

Because of its length, the interview was published in four parts. Part I of the Interview was featured earlier at Ismailimail, and below are links to the remaining three parts. Part II: Voices: Babul on the Bootes Void, Galaxies, Benefits of Studying Science, Creation, God and Intellect. Published, Wednesday, June 10th, 2009. Part III: Voices:…

Kids on the Hill

To some, they are derisively called “click clacks” for the sound of their heels as they strut across the marble floors of the Parliament Buildings, always a pace or two behind their ministers. BlackBerries in hand, they are rarely without files balanced on their hips or briefcases slung from their shoulders. On television, they can…

Azmina Govindji, leading Dietitian and TV Presenter

Azmina Govindji is a qualified nutrition professional, having graduated with an honours degree in Nutrition and obtained her postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics, both from Kings College, University of London. She is fully registered with the British Dietetic Association and the Health Professions Council. Her current national projects include writing for the Food Standards Agency eatwell…

Adil Adatia – National Award Winner, 2009 Toyota Earth Day Scholarships

2009 TOYOTA EARTH DAY SCHOLARSHIPS – NATIONAL AWARD WINNER: Adil Adatia, Lethbridge, AB Adil Adatia was chosen as the National Award winner from among the 15 regional winners of the 2009 Toyota Earth Day Scholarships. He is an exceptional young environmentalist recognized locally for his successful environmental initiatives and nationally for his scientific research. As…

Aly-Khan Rajani – Gordon Cressy Awards Winner

The Gordon Cressy Awards recognize new graduates who have made outstanding contributions to U of T. For these past winners, helping others has become a way of life Since 1994, more than 2,000 students have received Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards from the University of Toronto. http://www.magazine.utoronto.ca/feature/gordon-cressy-awards Aly-Khan Rajani “One wishes for a day when…

Almas Jiwani has been elected president of the Canadian Committee for United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

By: Joseph Chin – Mississauga News June 10, 2009 03:55 PM – A Mississauga resident has been elected president of the Canadian Committee for United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Almas Jiwani has been involved with the organization for the past six years, serving on its board. The Canadian Committee for UNIFEM is a…

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, honours youths’ success – Ismaili Youth Group honoured

The crisp outline of the Olympic Mountains provided a picture-perfect backdrop at Government House yesterday as Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, presided over a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ceremony for 68 young people from around the province. It was Edward’s main appearance during a brief stay in the city, and followed a pair of similar…

“MAKING THE CONNECTION”: South African Family And Friends Reunion Set To Rock Toronto’s The Old Mill Restaurant June 7 2009

Via Easy Nash This weekend(June 6th and 7th 2009) at least 420 Keshavjees and other families and friends will be gathering to schmooze and break bread at Toronto’s classy ‘The Old Mill’ Restaurant and to celebrate their first reunion in the new millenium. Previous reunions have taken place in 1995, 1992 and 1980, all also…