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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject: ACTIVITIES AT THE ISMAILI CENTRE TORONTO Reply with quote

Concert brings sounds of Istanbul to Ismaili Centre

Amber Savja
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Zulfikar Hirji

22 July 2015

Toronto, 6 June 2015 — The Montreal-based Constantinople Musical Ensemble, along with special guests from Greece and Turkey, gave a concert at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Their performance recalled the sights and sounds of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), a city rich in history and culture.

The Golden Door: Memories and Visions of Istanbul included Byzantine Christian chants, Ottoman Muslim ilahis and other genres composed by artists of Jewish, Persian, Greek and Central Asian backgrounds. The classical, sacred and popular music of The Golden Door illustrated the diversity of a place that sits at a crossroad of civilisations.

The audience was captivated by the dialogue between art and culture. In addition to female and male vocalists, the Constantinople Ensemble includes percussion and string instruments like the oud, sitar, kamanche, daf, and qanun that have evolved in both the East and the West, and continue to be used in the modern era.

The concert also featured a musical piece performed in conjunction with the Toronto Ismaili Youth Choir, conducted by Hussein Janmohamed. The following day the ensemble held a special workshop with the choir, and the two groups performed an impromptu recital in the Aga Khan Museum.

The concert and workshop are part of Cities of Arrival — a curated programme of lectures, workshop, symposia, exhibitions, roundtables, and performances taking place at the Ismaili Centre that explore the past, present and futures of cities and urban life.

http://www.theismaili.org/ismailicentres/culture-diversity/toronto/concert-brings-sounds-istanbul
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OCAD University’s visit to Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Comparative Religions Course

OCAD U is the largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada.

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Spelling Bee of Canada to be held at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

29th Annual Spelling Bee of Canada Spelling Competition Registration
Saturday, 3 October 2015 at 12:30 AM – Thursday, 31 December 2015 at 11:30 PM (EDT), Toronto, ON

Ismaili Centre (Toronto) – Championship Bee May 15, 2016
49 Wynford Dr. Toronto, ON M3C 1J9 Canada
Saturday, 3 October 2015 at 12:30 AM – Thursday, 31 December 2015 at 11:30 PM

Source: EventBrite

About: Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) is an educational organization that encourages youth, parents, teachers and the community at large to participate in the education process and celebrate academic achievement.

Every child that participates in the spelling bee program is a winner just by participating. As a registered charity , we depend on local businesses, organizations and individuals to contribute time, materials, services and/or funds to help us reach more communities and attract more participants.

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Canada, Jamat Khana

Ismaili Center Toronto: Playing important role in the world, by encouraging cross cultural learning experiences

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City of Toronto hosts forum on ‘The Sharing Economy’ at the Ismaili Centre

September 7, 2015: “The Sharing Economy: What is the role of government?” – Hosted by the City of Toronto on October 29, 2015 at The Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

The last several years have seen the rise in popularity of new business models that focus on technology to allow people to purchase, borrow or share goods and services from each other rather than traditional businesses. Consumers are embracing these types of transactions for their convenience and affordability. It is often referred to as peer-to-peer sharing, collaborative consumption or the sharing economy. Technology is vital to the sharing economy and it is changing quickly.

However, it is also disruptive! Disruptive to established businesses and industries and upending regulatory frameworks currently in place.

What is the sharing economy? What are the issues and the impacts? What does it mean for government?

To better understand the sharing economy and the role of government, the City of Toronto is sponsoring a 1-day forum at the Ismaili Centre on October 29th.

https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/city-of-toronto-hosts-forum-on-the-sharing-economy-at-the-ismaili-centre/

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FW: Learning and Networking Luncheon Event: Social Media Presence – Constructive or Counterproductive? - Jan 31, 2016

Hello Friends – I would like to invite you to join me on Sunday, Jan 31st, when several like-minded professional and business organizations are hosting a joint learning and networking luncheon event at Ismaili Center where the guest speaker Raheela Nanji, who specializes in social media, will offer helpful advice and tips to professionals and entrepreneurs on how to use social media to their advantage and much more.

For details, please refer to the invite below.

Considering the impact that social media has on our professional lives and in generating business opportunities, if you are looking for some advice – then this would be a good opportunity for you to network and learn from an expert on social media.

There are no restrictions as to who can attend, so feel free to forward this invite to your friends, colleagues and family.

I look forward to seeing you.

Best,


Murad Bhimani, CPA,CA, CPA(Texas), MBA
PARTNER, REGIONAL LEADER PUBLIC COMPANIES
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WEBCAST: Dr Amr Abdalla to deliver Milad Lecture at Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Dr Amr Abdalla will deliver the 2016 Milad-un-Nabi Lecture on Retrieving Islam's Humanistic Heritage: Islamic Perspectives on Conflict Resolution at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 30 January. The lecture will be followed by an on-stage conversation.

The event is due to begin soon after 8:10 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.

The Milad event is being organised by the Ismaili Council for Ontario in conjunction with Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Following the lecture, Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board Member Fareen Jamal will engage in an on-stage conversation with Dr Abdalla. Closing remarks are to be delivered by Emmanuel College Professor Mark G. Toulouse.

Amr Abdalla

Dr Amr Abdalla is a Senior Advisor on Policy Analysis and Research at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of Addis Ababa University, and Senior Advisor on Conflict Resolution at KARAMAH (Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights). He was previously Vice President of the SALAM Institute for Peace and Justice in Washington, DC, and between 2004–13 he was Professor, Dean and Vice Rector at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Fellow with the Peace Operations Policy Program at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy in Virginia, and as Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Virginia.

Dr Abdalla holds a Master's degree in Sociology and PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Formerly a prosecuting attorney in Egypt, he pioneered the development of the first conflict resolution training manual for Muslim communities in the United States and founded Project LIGHT (Learning Islamic Guidance for Human Tolerance), a community peer-based anti-discrimination project.

Fareen Jamal

Fareen Jamal practises family and estate litigation at Jamal Family Law Professional Corporation in Oakville, Ontario, is an accredited mediator and serves as a Deputy Judge in Milton and Burlington. Since 2009, she has served as the Vice-Chair on the Ontario Bar Association's Family Law Section and is due to serve as Chair to the Executive in 2017.

In 2012 she completed her Master’s in Law, specialising in Family Law and was the 2014 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association's Young Lawyers Award. She has been a Member of the Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board since July 2012.

http://www.theismaili.org/ismailicentres/toronto/webcast-dr-amr-abdalla-deliver-milad-lecture-toronto

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2016 Milad ul Nabi in Toronto

http://iicanada.org/ontario/galleries/2016-milad-ul-nabi-toronto


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Toronto International Women’s Day Celebration at the Ismaili Centre: Women in Technology

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Women in Technology” and the event will also include an exhibition showcasing female entrepreneurs, a professional monochrome portrait photography session and a complimentary heart health screening clinic. The event will be followed by a celebratory reception.

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 10:30 AM. Location: Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

Glenda Crisp is the Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer, TD Bank Group. She brings over 25 years of experience in Financial Services, Consulࢢng and Enterprise Technology Leadership. Since joining TD in 2001, Glenda has worked in several progressive roles at TD, including SVP, Enterprise Data and Analytics Technology and SVP & CIO, Corporate Segment Technology Solutions.

Prior to joining TD Bank Group, Glenda was a manager at Accenture where she delivered large strategic projects within the Financial Services industry. She began her career as a programmer at the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Canada. Glenda holds a B.Comm from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Dalhousie University.

Shelmina Babai Abji – An accomplished leader in the field of technology, Shelmina was born in Mwanza, Tanzania. She was the first person in her family to obtain a college degree. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Pune, India and a degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She spent most of her career at IBM where she joined as a software developer in 1989 and rose through the ranks to become one of the highest-ranking executive women of color.

Using her life lessons as her foundation, Shelmina is dedicated to paying it forward and inspiring other women to succeed. She is now an Empowerment Speaker, on the board of Young Women Empowered, and an investor in tech startups. She also advises Information Technology Senior Executives on Sales Strategy and Transformation.

Julia Kassam has over ten years of experience in strategy and operations. In her current role as Head of Listings at
Aequitas NEO Exchange, she is responsible for coordinating the operational, business development and marketing aspects of the Exchange’s listings business.

Previously at Public Mobile, she joined the founding team as a Strategist that led Public Mobile from inception to launch. During the growth and expansion phase, she transitioned to the Manager of Products role where she led product development and innovation. Julia is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Women in Capital Markets and the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.

Aliya Ramji acts as the Director, Business Strategy and Legal at Figure 1. Figure 1 is one of Canada’s 11
tech companies to watch in 2016. Aliya is an international lawyer who acted as legal counsel and global business unit advisor at CSA Group prior to joining Figure 1 in October 2014. She has spent time lobbying the US Senate and Canadian government, making submissions on international free trade agreements and taking companies global.

Aliya teaches the Legal Aspects of International Business as well as Business Law at Ryerson University. She articled with the law firm of Gowlings LLP, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008. She attended the NYU School of Law and earned her Masters in Law in International Legal Studies, and was further licensed to practice in New York in 2013.

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Ismaili Centre Toronto to hold Book Discussion with Lee Hilling, author of ‘A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul’

His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Canada presents the book launch of ‘A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by It‘ with author Lee Hilling and moderator Al-Karim Haji

Presentation, Interview, Book Signing, Audience Q&A and Reception
Sunday April 3, 2016 at The Ismaili Centre, Toronto 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Arising during a time of seemingly never-ending war, the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) is one of Afghanistan’s most remarkable success stories. It has become the enabling catalyst for lives to be changed and dreams to be realized – a place where people have succeeded and survived against overwhelming obstacles and odds. The FMIC is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Government of Afghanistan, the Government of France and La Chaine de L’Espoir.

Lee Hilling has been Chairman of FMIC’s governing body since 2006 and has travelled to Afghanistan nearly sixty times. He has held board and senior executive management positions at academic health centers in the United States, Pakistan, and East Africa. A native of Ohio, he now lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Annual Toronto Storytelling Festival at the Ismaili Centre

Aga Khan Council for Canada, Aga Khan Museum and others collaborate to present:

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Storytellers’ Camp, Toronto Storytelling Festival is back for the 2016 Festival. Three days of amazing workshops, storytalks, and conversation with storytellers from around the world.

An Evening of Storytelling @ The Ismaili Centre, Toronto April 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Scheherazade at Tahrir Square

Author/adventurer Tahir Shah and Egyptian storyteller Chirine El Ansary present an evening exploring the power of storytelling in contemporary society. In the 1001 Arabian Nights Scheherazade uses storytelling to save her life and redeem the humanity of Shahriyar. What lessons does Scheherazade, the queen of storytelling, bring to today’s world? Tahir Shah is the author of The Caliph’s House, In Arabian Nights, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and many other books. Storytelling is at the heart of his travels and work. Chirine El Ansary is an Egyptian storyteller living in France, who specializes in traditional Arab folktales. She has performed at festivals through Europe, the Middle East, and Quebec. Tahir Shah and Chirine El Ansary are featured performers at the Toronto Storytelling Festival.

For information about the festival: www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca

Registration: Scheherazade at Tahrir Square (Eventbrite)

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WEBCAST: Book launch and discussion with Lee Hilling

A book launch and discussion with Lee Hilliing is taking place at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 2 April 2016. The event will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live at 8:00 PM EDT (Toronto time).

Lee Hilling, Chairman of the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul, will discuss A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by It.

Arising during a time of seemingly never-ending war, the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) is one of Afghanistan’s most remarkable success stories. It has become the enabling catalyst for lives to be changed and dreams to be realized – a place where people have succeeded and survived against overwhelming obstacles and odds. The FMIC is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Government of Afghanistan, the Government of France and La Chaine de L’Espoir.

Lee Hilling has been Chairman of FMIC’s governing body since 2006 and has travelled to Afghanistan nearly sixty times. He has held board and senior executive management positions at academic health centers in the United States, Pakistan, and East Africa. A native of Ohio, he now lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.

http://www.theismaili.org/ismailicentres/toronto/webcast-book-launch-and-discussion-lee-hilling
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Photographs made by Youth from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, India and Canada


APRIL 30-MAY 31, 2016 at The Ismaili Centre, Toronto

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An exhibition of more than 120 photographs made by 14-18 year-olds in four countries. See what happens when these young artists stride fearlessly into emergency rooms and industrial sites, attend respectfully to elders, indulge the play of younger children, and open their hearts to nature. Their cameras reveal beautiful new worlds and inspire new futures.

Presented by the Aga Khan Council for Canada, the Aga Khan Foundation, the Aga Khan Museum and The Fredric Roberts Photography Workshops. A Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Open Exhibition.

http://ourimages.org/
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Photo exhibition by youth from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Canada opens at Ismaili Centre

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Ismaili Centre Toronto

29 April 2016

An extraordinary exhibition of more than 120 photographs made by youth from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Canada opens on 30 April 2016 at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Toronto, 29 April 2016 — Our Stories, Our Images, Our Futures, an exhibition of photographs by youth in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Canada will open to the public tomorrow at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

The exhibition showcases the photographic storytelling skills of 20 youth aged 14–18 from urban and rural backgrounds in each country. Since 2014, these young women and men have gained technical proficiency with cameras and editing, as well as aesthetic sensibilities through a unique collaboration between the Aga Khan Development Network and The Fredric Roberts Photography Workshops.

The outcome is a remarkable collection of photographs that depict the intense workings of emergency rooms, the hum of industrial sites, the smiles of elders, the play of younger children, and the breathtaking beauty of the natural world.

“The goal of our programme is to empower high school-aged students around the world with the ability to express themselves through the medium of photography,” says award-winning photographer Fred Roberts, who worked with the youth together with members of his team.

In 2016 the workshops were held for high school students at the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, India and at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

As part of their training, the Hyderabad students undertook photographic assignments at the Qutb Shahi Tombs, a historic site being restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and various vocational training programs throughout Hyderabad.

In Toronto, students waded through the last melting snow of the winter season, taking up photo assignments at the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre, a music camp, a daycare centre and a seniors home. Like their fellow students in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and India, the Canadian participants were taught to use their cameras to “write with light” as Walsh, Roberts and other faculty members call it.

“This is far more than an art class,” explains Roberts. “The impact goes far beyond learning the technical aspects of photography. We profoundly change their lives by enabling them with a unique voice and a new level of confidence and self-esteem with which to tell their stories.”

“The beauty, power and sensitivity of their work clearly illustrate how well they have learned this new language.”

Curated by Zulfikar Hirji of York University and Fred Roberts, Our Stories, Our Images, Our Futures shows how putting a camera into a young person’s hands gives them a visual vocabulary and voice that transforms their life and provides them with a new outlook on the world.
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Ginan course at HQ JK - Activity Room: 8 Tuesdays: May 3, 10, 24,31, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Ya Ali Madad all:

Hope this note finds you all well.

Thank you for registering yourself for the “Ginan & Qasida Program” at Headquarters Jamatkhana.

This program will be a comprehensive introductory course on the history and philosophy of our Ginans and Qasida.

The course will take place from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the following all 8 (eight Tuesdays) in the ICT ACTIVITY ROOM downstairs:

May 2016: 3, 10, 24 & 31
June 2016: 7, 14, 21 & 28

Further details of this course will be provided tomorrow, on the first day of the class.

Inshallah, we hope to see you all tomorrow.

Thank you kindly and Ya Ali Madad.

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Thu, 12 May at 3:00 PM, Toronto, ON

Hong Kong Meets Toronto: Innovation Showcase


Hong Kong Meets Toronto (#HKmeetsTO) is a global innovation summit where MaRS and Cyberport (Hong Kong) companies will showcase some of the top startup talent in the financial technology, legal innovation and commerce sectors. MaRS is pleased to welcome our partners from Cyberport and the Hong Kong innovation community to Toronto.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in financial technology, legal innovation and commerce, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs interested in future opportunities in Toronto and Hong Kong, and the connection between these two global hubs.


Agenda:

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.: Opening remarks

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.: Panel: The Challenges of Going Global

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.: Company showcases

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.: Reception

When Thursday, 12 May 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar .

Where The Ismaili Centre - 49 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 1K1 - View Map

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21st Century Renaissance Exhibitions at the Ismaili Centre Toronto

EXHIBITION – TRANSFORMATIONS
September – December 2016
Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Exhibition Hall

Curated by Zulfikar Hirji, Transformations presents the work of four Canadian artists of Muslim background, Ali Kazimi, Faisal Anwar, Jamelie Hassan, and Fareena Chanda. The artists use a range of contemporary artistic tools including 3D stereoscopic video, social media, neon, optical lenses and industrial design to explore the inner life and its external expressions. Their works also make reference to Islam’s diverse esoteric visual and literary cultures.

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First Exhibition
Oceans Within/Surface Tension
Ali Kazimi
September 10-September 28

Kazimi’s meditative diptych explores the multiple hidden trajectories of water and the limitations of human visual perception. The work employs extreme slow motion and stereoscopic 3D imagery to reveal the spectacular and seductive trajectories of water drops as they make their way to a liquid surface and burst into the air.

http://the21st.ca/portfolio-item/exhibtion-transformations-seeking-enlightenment-in-the-digital-age/
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Houses of Wisdom: The Library in the 21st Century – buildings, books and archives in the digital age

LECTURE
Saturday, 1 October 2016
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Social Hall / 8:00pm (Light Refreshments following lecture)

Sandra Singh, Chief Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library & Aziza Chaouni, founding principle of Aziza Chaouni Projects and Associate Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, examine the changing role of the library as a place of creative engagement and the preserve of cultural traditions in the 21st Century.

Shuttle service:

AGO Pick-up and Drop-off: The pick-up & drop off location is off the West Side of the AGO, on Dundas, at the intersection of Dundas and Beverly.

Aga Khan Park, Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre Pick-up and Drop-off: The pick-up & drop off location is at the passenger drop-off area of the Ismaili Centre (49 Wynford Drive)

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MG Vassanji in conversation with Martha Kanya Forstner

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Join us on Sunday, November 6, 2016 for the launch of Nostalgia, the new novel by two-time Giller Prize winning best-selling author MG Vassanji. Nostalgia is an ingenuous and dynamic novel about a future where eternal life is possible, and identities can be chosen.

Kindly register and purchase tickets at http://iicanada.org/nostalgia

Date and Time
Sun, 6 November 2016

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST

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49 Wynford Drive

Toronto, ON M3C 1K1

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PERFORMANCE

Thursday, 10 November-Saturday, 12 November 2016
Ismaili Centre Toronto – Social Hall
8pm

AYRE

Ayre is a stunningly beautiful song cycle of Arabic, Ladino, Sardinian and Spanish texts by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Directed by Against the Grain Theater’s Artistic Director Joel Ivany, this immersive musical experience features the lyrical voice of Lebanese-Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil, backed by eleven world-class instrumentalists. Against the Grain Theater’s presentation of Ayre premiered to acclaim this past summer at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, where it caused a sensation. And now it’s being presented at Toronto’s breathtaking Ismaili Centre, for three nights only. Ayre is presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Council for Canada, and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, who will open the first half of the program with Golijov’s Lúa Descolorida; Yiddishbbuk and Tenebrae.

Seating is very limited so we recommend you get your tickets ASAP.

Against the Grain Theatre’s Ayre is the musical event of season and is not to be missed.


For tickets and information visit: www.againstthegraintheatre.com

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Reception and Transformation of greek astronomy in islamic civilization



Saturday, 19 November 2016
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Social Hall / 8:00pm (Light Refreshments following lecture)

Reception and Transformation of Greek Astronomy in Islamic Civilization
George Saliba, Professor, Columbia University

This illustrated talk explores the manner in which Islamic Civilization appropriated the Greek scientific tradition and reformed it by adding, at times, completely new scientific disciplines in order to meet the needs of the requirements of Islamic religious ideas and practices.

This lecture is part of the ‘Inspired by Signs Lecture Series’ and is co-presented by Aga Khan Council for Canada, Aga Khan Museum and Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

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WEBCAST: UCA Chairman Shamsh Kassim-Lakha at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia and Diplomatic Representative of the AKDN in the Kyrgyz Republic will speak at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 22 November 2016.

The event is due to begin at 7:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.

In his talk, titled The University of Central Asia: Creating opportunity on the roof of the world, Shamsh Kassim-Lakha will discuss how this visionary institution of higher education is responding to some of the region’s pressing social and economic challenges through innovative investment in the development of Central Asia’s future leaders. The lecture will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A session led by Don Cayo, a journalist formerly with the Vancouver Sun who has an ongoing interest in international development.

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Against The Grain’s Ayre is a vital reminder that unity is possible


As we confront the division, scorn and malice in the world these days, it is vital to be reminded that humanity has the ability to unite and share experiences, despite all the barriers that society, history, custom and culture throw between us.

Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre, brilliantly performed by Miriam Khalil and an ensemble of 11 musicians, currently being presented at Toronto’s Ismaili Centre by Against the Grain Theatre, is a perfect and tremendously satisfying example of just that cultural transcendence, the antidote to the sad burden of reality that drums at us from our TVs, smartphones and newspapers every hour.

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Clouds Over Sidra

Clouds Over Sidra is the story of a 12 year-old girl who has lived in Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp since the summer of 2013. The film follows Sidra to her school, her temporary bedroom, and even to a girls-only soccer match.

Clouds Over Sidra is the first-ever film shot in virtual reality for the United Nations. The film uses the virtual reality medium to generate greater empathy and new perspectives on people living in conditions of great vulnerability — and to inspire the message of hope among not only the millions displaced, but also those motivated to act. For more information about the Sidra project, please click here http://thesidraproject.ca/

This nine-minute film will be screened multiple times beginning at 11 am, with the last screening scheduled for 1:30 pm. Spots for these screenings can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by registering below. Attendees will need to be over the age of 13 to watch the film.

Following the screening, you are encouraged to visit the Aga Khan Museum’s Syria: A Living History exhibition to continue the conversation about home, belonging, and the shared experiences of refugees across the world. The Aga Khan Museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, December 10.

Please indicate the screening you wish to attend. *
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“Clouds Over Sidra” (Free Movie Screening)

Take part in an immersive experience by viewing the short 8-minute film “Clouds Over Sidra” using virtual reality technology. United Nations Creative Director Gabo Arora, tells the story of life inside a refugee camp in Jordan through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl named Sidra, placing viewers within the centre of the camp through a 360-degree experience.

The Sidra Project is a unique collaboration between the United Nations and Artscape that is designed to sustain interest and support for refugees to ensure their successful resettlement in Canada.

Ismaili Centre, Activity Room (lower level)

The Ismaili Centre Toronto, 49 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON, M3C 1K1

Saturday December 10, 2016

Multiple screenings from 11 a.m - 1:30 p.m


This film is recommended for viewing by everyone 13 years of age and older. Although the movie is free, registration is required at http://iicanada.org/sidra-project as seating is limited.

Get Involved: TheSidraProject.ca @thesidraproject #Sidra360

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Mixed Messages: Navigating Between Fact, Fiction, and Judgement
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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Ali Velshi
Chief Business Analyst and Anchor, MSNBC

Every day, around the globe, we are bombarded with news stories - everything from the latest scientific medical breakthroughs, to statistics on climate change, to images of violence and sound bytes from politicians and pundits. At times, these messages can be contradictory. A media outlet might report on statistics and the causes of childhood obesity while also reviewing the latest children's video game to hit the market. If the audience has difficulty in making sense of these contradictory messages, how do news outlets make sense of it all and help or hurt the way in which we consume the news?

http://iicanada.mybigcommerce.com/mixed-messages-toronto/
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WEBCAST: Ali Velshi delivers International Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Every day we are bombarded with news stories from around the globe — everything from the latest scientific medical breakthroughs, to statistics on climate change, to images of violence and sound bytes from politicians and The Ismaili Centre International Lectures aim to foster a greater understanding of critical issues facing our communities today. These lectures encourage dialog and mutual understanding between diverse pundits. At times, these messages can be contradictory.

MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ali Velshi will deliver an Ismaili Centre International Lecture in which he will explore how news outlets make sense of it all, and whether they are helping or hurting the way in which we consume the news. He will be joined by award-winning journalist John Stackhouse, who is a Senior Vice-President at RBC, and Global TV news anchor Farah Nasser at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 26 January 2017.

The event is due to begin at 7:30 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.

A limited number of tickets remain to attend this event in-person at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Click here to purchase tickets.

peoples, communities and faiths, while broadening intellectual horizons and fostering an appreciation of pluralism.

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WEBCAST: International Women's Day at the Ismaili Centre Toronto

Be inspired as award-winning journalist, human rights advocate and documentary filmmaker Sally Armstrong and co-founder of MycoRemedy Inc, and TEDx public speaker, Aliya Dossa take the stage at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Sunday, 5 March 2017 to commemorate International Women's Day. The 2017 theme is Her Planet. Her Home and features a performance by the Ismaili Women's Ensemble. The event will be moderated by actor, writer and producer, Farah Merani and is being sponsored by the TD Bank Group.

The event is due to commence at 2:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.

This year’s event provides an opportunity to come together, explore, reflect and connect with women who are custodians of our beloved planet earth as activists and engines of change and champions of civic and engagement.

http://www.theismaili.org/ismailicentres/toronto/webcast-international-womens-day-toronto
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Nice Photos:

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On April 6 join us for A Catalyst for Change: Accelerating Diversity on Canada's Provincial Boards w/ @MPPIndiraNH at @TheIsmaili

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WEBCAST: Birthday of Hazrat Ali commemoration at Ismaili Centre Toronto

A lecture commemorating Yawm-e Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, is being given by Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017. The event begins at 8:00 PM Toronto time (GMT-4) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.

In both Muslim tradition and modern scholarship, Hazrat Ali is recognised as the most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after the Holy Prophet. Hazrat Ali, the first Shia Imam, is also revered by all Muslims as the last of the four “rightly‐guided caliphs” (al-khulafa al-rashidun).
The keynote speaker, Syed Ali Abbas Razawi will speak on Imam-Caliph 'Ali ibn Abi Talib and the Spirit of Pluralism in Islam. Mr Razawi is Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society. He is also a member of the Council of Scholars, Europe and has represented Muslim communities in European Commission countries at high level religious leaders' meetings in Brussels. Under the auspices of the Scottish Government and Interfaith Scotland, he founded the first formal Shia - Sunni Alliance. In May 2016, he was appointed by the then British Home Secretary, Theresa May as advisor on the Sharia Review.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne celebrated Nowruz at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto

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WEBCAST: The Role of Public Policy and Politics as Canada turns 150

Join us on Tuesday, 25 April at 7:00 PM EDT (Toronto time) as we launch the Ismaili Centre Canada 150 Series — A collection of diverse events throughout 2017 and 2018 commemorating Canada's sesquicentennial. Our Inaugural event features a Fireside Chat with The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Attorney General of Ontario, and Khalil Shariff, Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Through this interactive discussion, the panelists will explore the role of public policy and politics as Canada embarks on its 150th year anniversary as a nation while also examining the rule of law in the 21st century and pluralism in practice.

This event is due to begin soon after 7:00 PM EDT (Toronto time) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.

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