Ismaili Centres Archive
Dubai, 26 October 2016 — His Excellency Joaquim Moreira de Lemos, Portugal’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and his wife Paula Moreira de Lemos visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Burnaby, 22 October 2016 — What role will the library play in our lives in the ever-evolving digital age? Sandra Singh, Chief Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library, tackled the topic The Future of the Library in the Digital Age at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
Burnaby, 6 October 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby partnered with MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest entrepreneurial and innovations hub, for the national launch of MaRS Financial Technology Canada series. The event attracted over 140 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, innovators and policy leaders from Vancouver and across Canada.
Burnaby, 25 September 2016 — Syrian refugee children and Canadian-raised students came together at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby to take part in TogethART, an arts-based workshop.
Two years ago, the oldest Ismaili Muslim community in Europe celebrated 100 years since it’s arrival on the continent. In July, an exhibition that recounts their story was inaugurated at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Jane Griffiths, Chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University and Professor Sharon Brownie, Dean of the AKU School of Nursing and Midwifery in East Africa discuss the practice of nursing in East Africa. The event will be webcast live at TheIsmaili.org at 8:15 PM GMT (London time).
Continuing its commemoration of 400 years of since the passing of William Shakespeare, the Ismaili Centre, London hosted a performance featuring the Earl of Gowrie, poet Raficq Abdulla and actress Alice Bonifacio on 17 September. The event was webcast live at TheIsmaili.org at 8:30 PM GMT (London time).
Commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare, Dr Farouk Topan, a well-known poet of Swahili literature, spoke on the topic of Shakespeare in Swahili literature on Friday, 16 September 2016.
Lisbon, 10 September 2016 — A graduation ceremony was held for 20 students who completed a photography workshop given by Fredric Roberts at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Aga Khan Museum Director and CEO Henry Kim will participate in an on-stage conversation with Matt Reed, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation UK at the Ismaili Centre, London on Saturday, 3 September 2016. The event is being webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live starting soon after 4:30 PM GMT (London time).
Sugar Land, Texas, 27 August 2016 — The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center played host to TEDxSugarLand, a showcase of innovative Texans with powerful ideas. Over 175 ticket holders attended the TEDx conference in person, and many more live streamed the event from their homes.
The Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29 July 2016. Watch the full event here.
In a dazzling end to a memorable week, the Jubilee Games Closing Ceremony was a kaleidoscope of colour, dance, music, photos, and inspiring words. The athletes entered the hall together — no longer separated by country.
Toronto, 5 August 2016 — Ghalib Iqbal, former Ambassador of Pakistan to France, visited the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum today. The President of the Ismaili Council for Ontario and senior executives from the Aga Khan Museum welcomed Ambassador Iqbal.
The final day of competition at the Jubilee Games lived up to the hype. Team Canada caught up to and overtook Team Pakistan in the medal standings, and everyone in attendance was treated to great matches.
Approximately 2 000 volunteers from the United Arab Emirates and abroad gathered in Dubai to make the 2016 Jubilee Games a reality. This video pays tribute to them.
Competition was intense at the 2016 Jubilee Games, but it was the spirit of Jamati unity that won out in the end. Watch as Ismailis from around the world render the familiar lyrics “Dream, believe and reach the the sky!” in several of the many languages spoken in their home countries.
Wednesday was semi-final day at the Jubilee Games. The matches were intense and the crowds were at their loudest.