In the boundless expanse of career possibilities, the journey to finding your path can feel like coursing through the cosmos — filled with unexpected discoveries, unforeseen challenges, and unconventional opportunities. Jamil Shariff, a senior technical staff member in Systems Design at Canadian space technology company MDA, embodies this journey with a career trajectory that defies the norm, offering invaluable insights for those seeking to advance in their careers while facing the unknown.
For more than 100 days now, Hollywood writers and actors have been on strike, bringing TV and film production in America to a standstill. One of their major concerns centres on the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI). Why is this the case, and how much of a threat to livelihoods does AI present?
Climate change is the most important topic affecting the future of our children. As responsible parents, it's important for us to talk to them about the issue. This article can help you explain climate change in a way that’s easy for children to understand.
In an Irshad Mubarak made in Shugnan, Tajikistan, in 1998, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the purpose of wealth in Islam. “Wealth and power are not objectives in themselves, but are to be used in the service of others,” he explained.
We sometimes hear about “economic empowerment” and its role in helping families and communities to progress from one generation to the next. But what does it actually mean, and why is it important?
Plastic waste has had a devastating impact on our environment. Today, on World Environment Day, watch this short, impactful video that sheds light on the dire effects of plastic pollution and inspires action towards a sustainable future by reducing our use of plastic and creating a cleaner, greener world.
In a world grappling with the impacts of ecological crisis, a ray of hope shines through the tireless efforts of individuals dedicated to preserving our planet. Among them is Rozina Kanchwala, whose passionate advocacy is rapidly capturing attention.
The topic of gut health is receiving increased attention recently as new research comes to light. Dr Rabia Topan, a gastroenterologist and researcher, with a special interest in the gut-brain connection, took the time to discuss all things gut health after appearing as an expert on a UK Channel 4 TV series about the topic.
As a community that holds service in high regard, many of us may often find ourselves asking: how do programmes and services improve the quality of life of those who they’re meant to help?
Through the millennia of human existence, the Earth’s climate has shifted gradually from ice ages to warm periods due to natural cycles. So why are we so concerned about the changing climate now?
Last May, record temperatures provoked a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in northern Pakistan, sweeping away bridges and villages in the valley below the Shishper glacier. Higher up the mountains, the semi-nomadic Wakhi were leading their yaks to summer pastures. Their traditional lifestyle has been heavily impacted by climate change. Season 2, Episode 9 of Voices from the Roof of the World, entitled “Cry from the Mountains” explores GLOFs and their effects in northern Pakistan.
The increased cost of energy and the use of fossil fuels are creating increasing financial and health impacts on households and businesses. This is due to the increasing demand for and the limited supply of energy sources, as well as the use of carbon-based fuels to generate energy. This can lead not only to an increase in prices of goods and services but also effects on mental and physical health.