In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
Burnaby — The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presided over an inspiring ceremony at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby where 47 young adults were awarded their Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Achievement Award.
Burnaby – Dr. Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (UBC) Distinguished Professor and Senior CIFAR Fellow (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) discussed how microbes play a central part in early childhood development, why some germs are good for our immunity and disease prevention and how to balance hygiene with microbial exposure in schools, hospitals, and at home. Providing a unique perspective on quality of life from a microbial perspective, Finlay discussed the role of microbes in human health and disease.
Burnaby – Over 200 guests gathered at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby for the Chief Scout’s Award ceremony. The award and its recipients exemplify scouting principles such as leadership, voluntary service, and the mastery of outdoor skills.
Burnaby – The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a global program with a goal to challenge, encourage, and recognize young people between the ages of 14 to 24. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the inspiring ceremony where 70 youth from British Columbia were presented with their Gold Award at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
Burnaby – Musicians, poets, authors and calligraphers gathered from across the Greater Vancouver area to share and perform in a Chai House format as part of Asian Heritage Month’s exploreAsian Festival.