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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper receives a tour of the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver. Sultan Baloo
Vancouver, 21 March 2015 — The Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, visited the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver today. The visit was a unique opportunity for the Prime Minister to learn more about Ismaili Centres as ambassadorial hubs, representing the Shia Ismaili community's attitude towards the Muslim faith and modern life.
Dr Amyn Sajoo speaking at the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver. Sultan Baloo
Vancouver, 19 March 2015 — At the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver, Dr Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, conducted an interactive session on the topic of “Sectarianism: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Muslims”.
The Honourable Teresa Wat leads a roundtable discussion with British Columbia’s South Asian business professionals. Sultan Baloo
Vancouver, 17 March 2015 — The Honourable Teresa Wat, British Columbia’s Minister for International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia-Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, led a roundtable discussion with the province’s South Asian business professionals.
 
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell enters the Ismaili Centre social hall with Ismaili Council President Malik Talib. Azim Verjee

In November 2014, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell, Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, delivered a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on the topic of Building Civil Societies: The Role of Women Leaders. Ms Campbell is the first woman to have become Prime Minister of Canada as well as the country’s first female Defense Minister and Minister of Justice.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell delivers an Ismaili Centre Lecture in Vancouver. Azim Verjee

Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell — Canada’s first female prime minister — delivered an Ismaili Centre lecture in Vancouver in November. She spoke passionately of the need for more women in positions of leadership at all levels of society and the importance of ensuring their voices are heard.

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