Mar 31
Senses and serenity: Syrian food for the soul
10 April 2018

Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine, brought together members of the broader community for an evening of delicious Syrian delicatessen and enriching performances of poetry and music at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby.

Keynote speaker Robert Thirsk, former astronaut and Chancellor of the University of Calgary.
Keynote speaker Robert Thirsk, former astronaut and Chancellor of the University of Calgary.
Mar 29
Webcast: Humanity from space
29 March 2018

Join us for a live webcast from the Ismaili Centre Toronto, with former astronaut and University of Calgary Chancellor Robert Thirsk, who will offer a unique perspective about custodianship of the Earth and overcoming some of the greatest challenges we face when making decisions about our world.

Panelists engaging in a dialogue with the audience.
Panelists engaging in a dialogue with the audience.
Mar 27
Digital storytelling by Voices of Muslim Women
10 April 2018

Voices of Muslim Women, a Vancouver based non-profit organization, brought together diverse groups of Muslim women to share their passion for the arts, social justice, education, and community at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby.

Mar 17
The art of heritage
10 April 2018

In the third conversation of the series at the interface of “Citizenship, Identity & Religion” which was moderated by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, architect Farouk Noormohamed engaged with the conception of art as a cultural implication. Showcasing the importance of both modern and traditional art, Farouk explained that within architecture, “heritage is translated into a built form taking into consideration several components including utility, context and time.”

Participants of World Speech Day 2018 at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
Participants of World Speech Day 2018 at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
Mar 15
World Speech Day at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
10 April 2018

Seven young and vibrant speakers gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on March 15 for World Speech Day, a day to celebrate speeches and speech making through live speaking events across the world.

International Women’s Day speakers (left to right) Salima Samnani, Karima Es Sabar, Hon. Mobina Jaffer and Arzeena Hamir.
International Women’s Day speakers (left to right) Salima Samnani, Karima Es Sabar, Hon. Mobina Jaffer and Arzeena Hamir.
Mar 3
International Women’s Day gala
10 April 2018

“Be agents of change: Believe in yourself, step up and lead by example”, the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day Gala event held at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Peter Dauvergne and Amyn Sajoo onstage in conversation.
Peter Dauvergne and Amyn Sajoo onstage in conversation.
Feb 17
Ecological citizenship: Rhetoric and reality
10 April 2018

Professor Dauvergne, political scientist and distinguished author of “Environmentalism of the Rich”, discussed how environmentalism has played a particularly significant role in the modern realm – shedding light on the dire effects of microplastics and corporate consumption.

Jan 13
Memory identity and belonging
10 April 2018

The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby launched the 2018 Ismaili Centre Conversations, a series of three onstage conversations at the nexus of citizenship, identity and religion. Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, the conversation was facilitated by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at SFU’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies & Cultures (CSMSC).

Robert Thirsk
Robert Thirsk
Nov 2
A special evening with former astronaut Robert Thirsk
1 November 2017

Join us for a special evening at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby with a talk by University of Calgary Chancellor Robert Thirsk about custodianship of the Earth.

Oct 5
The Frontiers of Science & Technology
21 September 2017

Cosmology is in a golden age with advances in technology enabling us to probe the physics of the very early universe. 

Sep 5
Skate Girls of Kabul: Artist's Talk and Panel Discussion
18 August 2017

Join British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson for an artist's talk and discussion at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto at 7 p.m.

Jul 31
Jubilees - Reflections from President Firoz Rasul on the work of the Aga Khan University
28 July 2017

Toronto — Join us for an exciting and engaging presentation by Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University and former President of the Aga Khan Council for Canada.