A Planet for the Goldilocks: The search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth

In this presentation, Dr. Batalha explained the techniques and methods used to detect exo-planets through remote-sensing telescopes such as Kepler and how NASA’s Kepler telescope has been scanning hundreds of thousands of stars and has to-date discovered over 2,500 alien worlds. The primary objective of the Kepler mission is to search for Earth-like planets in or near the habitable zone (often called “Goldilocks planets”). She also discussed the range of size of the detected planets and their orbits and related it to the planets in our solar system. Dr.

Professor Mona Siddiqui delivers annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture at Ismaili Centre, Toronto


On 15 January 2019, world-renowned public intellectual Professor Mona Siddiqui, OBE, delivered the annual lecture commemorating Milad-un-Nabi, to an audience of over 250 government and community leaders, academics, and members of the Jamat on the topic of “Hospitality, Global Conflicts and Migration: From Divine Imperative to Social Conscience.” 

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.