Obesity is a serious condition and has long been considered a “pandemic” in its own right. It is associated with significant health consequences, including an increased risk of hospitalization for a person with COVID-19. Dr. Shahin Jaffer, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UBC, and Nazlin Walji, Clinical Research Manager in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC, in a conversation about the complexity and chronicity of obesity. Being overweight or obese is more than just a number on the scale. Explore the concept of “my best weight,” and learn tips about losing weight using lifestyle and behavior therapy including the 3 Rs: restraint, reflection, and resilience. We also touch upon current medical and surgical options for obesity.
ITREB USA - Al-Waez Amirali Noorani shares a perspective in Urdu on “Hope as a Trampoline of Progress” for the on-demand series entitled Perspectives: Viewing the World through the Lens of the Ismaili Imamat.
Dr. Shafique Virani reflects on the Jamat's perseverance through adversity and helps us to understand how our tariqah will help us emerge from this pandemic with even greater strength.
The Future of Leadership and Wellbeing – As part of their Special Lecture Series, the Aga Khan University (AKU) presents a special event on leadership and wellbeing, with world-renowned public speaker Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP.
Part two of the two-part Global STEM Festival Finale! Celebrate the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) talent of our children and youth across the world by watching their submitted projects, meet STEM experts and try some experiments at home with us! To join us and participate, you will need two glasses and one piece of paper.
Part one of the two-part Global STEM Festival Finale! Celebrate the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) talent of our children and youth across the world by watching their submitted projects, meet STEM experts and try some experiments at home with us! To join us and participate, you will need a plastic bag, scissors, string, and a small object or weight.
We live in a world where we are often around people who are different from us. Research shows that humans are born with a bias in favour of those who are similar to them and against those who are different. Thus, this talk argues that it is imperative for the survival of civilised society that the value of pluralism is encouraged and taught at all levels of society.
ITREB USA - Al-Waeza Ruksanah Pirani shares a perspective on “Pluralism in the context of Taqwa and Ihsan” for the on-demand series entitled Perspectives: Viewing the World through the Lens of the Ismaili Imamat.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Families: Did you know women's health has a direct impact on the well-being of their families? Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed speakers from Women's College Hospital to learn about barriers in women's mental health, and for an inspiring discussion on new initiatives to help bridge these gaps.
The Ismaili Centres are proud to present Visionary Voices: Conversations on the 35th Anniversary of the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver. Please join us for a special event featuring a discussion with former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney. Mr. Mulroney reflects back on the vision for the Centre, its significance as a symbol of the Ismaili community's contributions to Canada, and its untapped potential to fulfill even more of these hopes and aspirations in the years ahead.
Al-Waeza Gulnar Feerasta shares a perspective on 'Social Justice as a Part of Our Faith' for the on-demand series entitled Perspectives: Viewing the World through the Lens of the Ismaili Imamat.
In this week’s edition of the Facets of Faith series, Alwaeza Karima Ramji explores the concept of Taqwa in Muslim Piety, and engages with Alwaez Rahim Shivji in a conversation about this key ethical principle in Islam. Join us as we talk about Taqwa, Iman, and how each of us can be "muttaqi".

Alwaeza Karima Ramji is a graduate of the International Waezeen Training Program. She currently serves as Mukhiani Saheba of Victoria Jamatkhana. She is also a past Chair of the Victoria World Partnership Walk and has served in a TKN capacity to help develop the University of Central Asia's Co-op Education Program. Alwaeza Karima is a certified Cultural Intelligence Professional, has over two decades of experience as a co-operative education professional, and currently holds the position of Associate Director, International, Indigenous and Strategic Initiatives for the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services at the University of Victoria.
The history behind the Spain Jamat, one of the first Jamats to establish in Europe, over 100 years ago.
As defined by the Global Centre for Pluralism, pluralism is an ethic of respect for diversity. Diversity in society is a fact, but how societies respond to diversity is a choice. Pluralism results from the daily decisions taken by a community to actively engage across differences and embrace difference as a strength. Join this esteemed group of panelists as they explore, through lived experiences and discussion:
  • How pluralism helps us engage with diversity
  • How the arts help us transform academic perceptions of pluralism into action
  • How we can practically engage in pluralism as individuals
  • The program will reinforce unity through a sense of belonging, especially during this time of isolation.
Dr. Shafique Virani reflects on the Jamat's perseverance through adversity and helps us to understand how our tariqah will help us emerge from this pandemic with even greater strength. Presented in French.
Opening session of the IIS's 25th Anniversary conference "Word of God, Art of Man - the Qur'an and its Creative Expressions" at The Ismaili Centre, London, including keynote address by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Professor Oleg Grabar (Princeton University), introduced by Professor Azim Nanji (Director, IIS).
Educate your mind and be inspired by IIS scholar Dr Omar Ali de Unzaga who introduces the Rasa‘il Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). The Ikhwan al-Safa (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa‘il Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity).
Dr Shainool Jiwa from the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), London, in conversation with Sahil Badruddin drawing lessons from Fatimid history for today.
We all feel the pressure to have it all, but many of us struggle to keep the demands of our professional, personal and family lives equal. Zaynah Khanbhai (Kenya) provides some tips to create that perfect balance.
We all feel the pressure to have it all, but many of us struggle to keep the demands of our professional, personal and family lives equal. Zaynah Khanbhai (Kenya) provides some tips to create that perfect balance.
We all feel the pressure to have it all, but many of us struggle to keep the demands of our professional, personal and family lives equal. Zaynah Khanbhai (Kenya) provides some tips to create that perfect balance.

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