Webcast: Humanity from space with Dr Thirsk

Dr Thirsk will provide a compelling lecture on how innovations can support space missions and subsequently, how space technology can improve life on earth, contributing to a number of different aspects, from health care to climate change.

This event will be webcast on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. EST on this page and at the.ismaili/live.

Webcast: Mr. Raficq Abdulla to Deliver the 33rd Annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto


Raficq Abdulla MA (Oxon.) MBE will deliver the annual Milad-un-Nabi Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 20 January 2018. His lecture is entitled “The Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family) – The Man and The Ideal". The event is due to begin at approximately 8:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast live on this page and at http://the.ismaili/live.  This event is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

The Frontiers of Science & Technology — The Universe’s Baby Picture: An Evening with Professor David Spergel

Princeton's David Spergel explains that observations of the microwave background are snapshots of the Universe only three hundred thousand years after the Big Bang. These observations have answered many of the questions that have driven cosmology for the past few decades - but many remain unanswered. Find out what we know and what we hope to learn.

About David Spergel

Skate Girls of Kabul: Artist's Talk and Panel Discussion

Following the presentation, enjoy a skateboarding performance and the artist's outdoor photography installation in the Aga Khan Park featuring portraits of the fierce and feisty young girls who are participants of Skateistan, a non-profit organization empowering youth and children through skateboarding and education in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. Spaces are limited. Family and friends of other faiths are warmly invited to attend.

Accelerating Diversity on Canada's Boards

The evening consisted of dialogue around the issues of gender parity, existing barriers of entry for women, best practices and the differences in recruitment amongst Canada’s private and public boards.  In 2016, the Ontario government set a target that women should make up at least 40 percent of all appointments to every provincial board and agency by the year 2019.

Narratives of Home - Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Exhibition

The exhibited photographs were created by students during a workshop in March, 2017. The Exhibition was open to the public from May 6 to June 30, 2017 and received emotive reviews from the public. The exhibition was also featured prominently at Doors Open Toronto, May 27-28 at the Ismaili Centre, with many guests lined up to view the images and ephemera on display.