Dr. Nooralli Jaffer BDS; LDSRCS; FAGD.
Noor Jaffer was born in London UK into an Ismaili Muslim family of
entrepreneurs and industrialists from Uganda. He spent most of his childhood in
Uganda and attended high school and University in England. Upon graduating from
the University of London with his Doctorate in Dentistry, he practiced in St.
Johns Newfoundland before taking up a teaching position at the University of
Alberta Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr. Jaffer is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member
of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He moved to Calgary in 1981 to
set up the Ranchlands Dental Clinic.
Dr. Jaffer’s involvement with international service and community
development started when he joined Rotary International at the age of 24. He has
served as Director of International Service and President of the Rotary Club of
Calgary Olympic. He has initiated and spearheaded many projects through Rotary
including the provision of equipment and beds to a Hospice for terminally ill
patients in South India; provision of over 80 Ambulances to the same region (for
which he was awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship of Rotary
International); and the building of sanitation and clean water systems in
Honduras and Guatemala - to mention just a few.