Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University, spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on 8 July 2010, where he looked ahead toward the University's next 25 years.
Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University, spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on 8 July 2010, where he looked ahead toward the University's next 25 years.
Video: AKU President Firoz Rasul speaks on next 25 years of the Aga Khan University
Video: AKU President Firoz Rasul speaks on next 25 years of the Aga Khan University
16 July 2010

Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University addressed an audience at the Ismaili Centre, London on 8 July 2010, in which he looked ahead towards the University’s next 25 years – a period during which AKU will take an important evolutionary step to become a comprehensive university. He discussed AKU’s plans to offer new programmes in various fields, to build several new campuses and to embark on regional integrated health care strategies.

The three Ismailis who were recognised for their services as Canadian wardens in the DRC pose for a photograph with Governor General Michaëlle Jean. From the left: Altaf Sheriff, the Governor General, Sadrudin Nanji, Shiraj Hemraj.
The three Ismailis who were recognised for their services as Canadian wardens in the DRC pose for a photograph with Governor General Michaëlle Jean. From the left: Altaf Sheriff, the Governor General, Sadrudin Nanji, Shiraj Hemraj.
Governor General of Canada awards medals to three Ismailis during visit to Congo
Governor General of Canada awards medals to three Ismailis during visit to Congo
14 July 2010

During a state visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year, the Governor General of Canada awarded medals of honour to a number of individuals, including three Ismailis. The Ismaili recipients were all Canadian wardens – volunteers who support the Canadian Embassy and resident Canadians in the event of a local crisis.

Following their performance at the World Cup Kick Off concert, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, Alisha Popat and their fellow musicians perform the song “Africa You Are The Star” at the Carnivore Grounds launch in Nairobi.
Following their performance at the World Cup Kick Off concert, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, Alisha Popat and their fellow musicians perform the song “Africa You Are The Star” at the Carnivore Grounds launch in Nairobi.
Performers join hands across the Indian Ocean to celebrate Africa at 2010 World Cup
Performers join hands across the Indian Ocean to celebrate Africa at 2010 World Cup
7 July 2010

Over the past four weeks, millions of people have turned their attention to South Africa, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup championship. It is the first time that the tournament is being hosted in an African country, and for a group of Ismaili musicians who performed at the Kick Off Concert, the occasion is particularly special.

Firoz Rasul is the President of the Aga Khan University
Firoz Rasul is the President of the Aga Khan University
Live Event: AKU President Firoz Rasul to speak on next 25 years of the Aga Khan University
Live Event: AKU President Firoz Rasul to speak on next 25 years of the Aga Khan University
1 July 2010

Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University will speak on Thursday, 8 July at the Ismaili Centre, London. President Rasul’s talk will look ahead toward the University’s next 25 years.

Watch the video of this live event now.

“Flow” specially composed for the 25th anniversary of the Ismaili Centre, London, is performed by Jonathan Eato and Thomas Maternik from Royal College of Music together with members of Ismaili Community Ensemble.
“Flow” specially composed for the 25th anniversary of the Ismaili Centre, London, is performed by Jonathan Eato and Thomas Maternik from Royal College of Music together with members of Ismaili Community Ensemble.
Ismaili Community Ensemble features in London music festival that pays tribute to Ismaili Centre 25th anniversary
Ismaili Community Ensemble features in London music festival that pays tribute to Ismaili Centre 25th anniversary
25 June 2010

Exhibition Road Music Day, an annual festival of live, international music concerts and workshops in London, renewed itself on 20 June with participation from the Ismaili Community Ensemble.

AKDN.org and TheIsmaili.org have launched new web resources focused on the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto that promise to be useful and informative both within and outside the Jamat.
AKDN.org and TheIsmaili.org have launched new web resources focused on the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto that promise to be useful and informative both within and outside the Jamat.
Two new web resources provide additional information on Wynford Drive projects in Toronto
Two new web resources provide additional information on Wynford Drive projects in Toronto
1 June 2010

Following the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park in Toronto last week, two important new web-based resources have been launched. One is an AKDN site that profiles the Aga Khan Museum and its Collection, and the second is a web page dedicated to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

Mawlana Hazar Imam receives a certificate of Honorary Canadian Citizenship from Prime Minister Harper.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives a certificate of Honorary Canadian Citizenship from Prime Minister Harper.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded Honorary Canadian Citizenship as he is joined by Prime Minister for Foundation Ceremony in Toronto
Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded Honorary Canadian Citizenship as he is joined by Prime Minister for Foundation Ceremony in Toronto
28 May 2010

Toronto, 28 May 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper were in Toronto today to mark the Foundation of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park situated in the city’s Don Mills area. The Prime Minister used the occasion to formally announce the Canadian Parliament’s unanimous decision to make Mawlana Hazar Imam an Honorary Canadian Citizen.

At his arrival in Toronto, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by James Moore, the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation.
At his arrival in Toronto, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by James Moore, the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto ahead of Foundation Ceremony
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto ahead of Foundation Ceremony
27 May 2010

Toronto, 27 May 2010 – Following a short visit to Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam landed in Toronto this afternoon, where he will participate in tomorrow’s Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and the park where they will be situated in the city’s Don Mills neighbourhood.

An aerial view of the Wynford Drive site, which is being developed into a park where the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum will be situated. The site is clearly visible from the adjacent Don Valley Parkway thoroughfare.
An aerial view of the Wynford Drive site, which is being developed into a park where the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum will be situated. The site is clearly visible from the adjacent Don Valley Parkway thoroughfare.
Media Advisory: Aga Khan to Launch New Institutions in Toronto, Canada
Media Advisory: Aga Khan to Launch New Institutions in Toronto, Canada
27 May 2010

Toronto, 26 May, 2010 — On Friday, May 28, 2010, His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and the park where they will be situated in Toronto’s Don Mills area.

Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was welcomed by Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon, Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji, and other leaders of the Jamat and AKDN institutions in Canada.
Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was welcomed by Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon, Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji, and other leaders of the Jamat and AKDN institutions in Canada.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to lay foundation of Ismaili Centre, museum and park
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to lay foundation of Ismaili Centre, museum and park
26 May 2010

Ottawa, 26 May 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa this afternoon, marking the start of a two-day visit to Canada during which he will participate in the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and the park where they will be situated in Toronto’s Don Mills neighbourhood.

A sign posted at an Ashram run by an Indian NGO that helps child labourers decries child exploitation.
A sign posted at an Ashram run by an Indian NGO that helps child labourers decries child exploitation.
Five-part international news programme sheds new light on human trafficking
Five-part international news programme sheds new light on human trafficking
23 May 2010

It is believed to be one of the fastest growing forms of organised crime in the world, though most people ignore it or are simply unaware. But through a five-part series currently being aired on BBC World Television, executive producer Faridoun Hemani and researcher Jazzmin Jiwa hope to change that. They assert that human trafficking is a modern form of slavery.

Update from Focus Humanitarian Assistance
Update from Focus Humanitarian Assistance
20 May 2010

17 May 2010 – An update from Focus Humanitarian Assistance on FOCUS’ collaboration with Jamati institutions and national agencies in response to the devastating landslide that occurred in the Attabad village of Hunza Valley in Pakistan on 4 January 2010.

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