Thursday, October 29, 2009
Ismailis in the News - Calgary's Dr. Kabir Jivraj appointed to University of Calgary Presidential Search Committee
Kabir Jivraj MBBS, FRCPC, FCCP, ICD.D
Founding Director, Age Care Investments Ltd. Board Member
Dr. Kabir Jivraj has been a clinical professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine since July 2001 and had taught undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Calgary since 1988. Prior to being in his present role, Dr. Jivraj was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical officer of the Calgary Health Region and the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Jivraj served as the president of the Alberta Medical Association in 1996/1997 and received the Association's Medal of Distinguished Service in May 2000. He also servPreviewed as the Honorary Treasurer of the Canadian Medical Association. He is an active member of the Ismaili Muslim community and is the Chair of Focus Humanitarian Assistance Canada.
He is currently a Governor on the University of Calgary, Board of Governors. As well, he has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the newly formed Calgary Homeless Foundation. He is also a Trustee on the Board of Northern Property REIT, a TSX listed income trust and a director of Elluminate Technologies Inc., a Calgary based private technology company.
Dr Jivraj was recently honored in 2005 as one of the 100 Alberta's Physicians of the Century by the Alberta Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Abdulsultan Madhani and Helena Houldcroft sort food donations. (Oct. 11, 2009)RICK MADONIK/TORONTO STAR FIL
The Sunni and Ismaili Muslims of Flemingdon Park share the same faith and pray a few blocks from each other in Thorncliffe Park.
But it took a crisis at the local food bank to bring the two branches of Islam to work together in a common cause, alongside their Christian neighbours, in the East York community.
Read complete story here
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby (L to R): His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner for Uganda in Ottawa; Samira Alibhai, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia; His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Uganda; Malik Talib, Vice-President of the Ismaili Council for Canada; and John Halani, Honorary Consul for Uganda in BC. Photo: Riyaz Lalani
On 25 October 2009, His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Uganda visited the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. Accompanied by His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner of Uganda in Ottawa, he sought to reach out to the Canadian Ismaili community — many of whom were born in Africa — with an invitation to invest in the future of Uganda.
Read complete story at Ismaili.org