About the Artist


Salma was born and raised in Pakistan.  She was always interested in arts and crafts but ended up in medical school and became a doctor in 1975.  She met her soul mate Dr. Taj Jadavji at medical school and got married and moved to Canada in 1976.  She has three children:  Aalia, Ali and Aamina.

In 1992, she discovered that she could paint and has never looked back since then.

Salma works for her husband and all her exhibitions proceeds go to different organizations such as the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation and various others.

Mrs Jadavji lives in Calgary and besides painting, loves to volunteer for different organizations.  She has been an active leader within her community since 1990.

Interests & Activities
Volunteer Experience

1970 - 1975 Sindh University
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Medical Degree
Interests and Activities
1992 - present Art classes at John Williams Art Studio
1993 - 1994 Ceramics course at Village Square Leisure Center
1994 - 1995 Ceramics course at Mount Royal College
September 1994 First art exhibition at Devonian Gardens
November 1994 Art exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan
June 1995 - present "Art of Citizenship" exhibition at Chinese Cultural Center
June 1996 Solo art exhibition at Holiday Inn
September 1998 Charity show for Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
September 1998 Presented portrait to Indian singer, Lata Mangashker
May 1999 Presented portrait to Indian actor, Amitabh Bachan
November 2000 Charity show for the Alberta Cancer Foundation
May 2001 - 2006 Charity exhibition for World Partnership Walk
2012 - present Radio host for Salaam Namaste Calgary
Volunteer Experience
1985 - present Volunteering for Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference
Summer 1989 Coordinator for the Canadian Paediatric Society
1990 - 1996 Member for Calgary Medical Ladies Club
1990 - 1999 Ismaili Muslim Religious School Teacher (Grade 1-7) 
1991 - present Member for Ismaili Muslim Mother Support Group
1991 - 1992 Coordinator for Ismaili Muslim Funeral Committee
1992 - 1993 Member for Ismaili Muslim Social Services Committee
1992 - 1994 Volunteer for South Calgary Girl Guides & Scouts
1993 - 1995 Vice-Chairperson for Ismaili Muslim Regional Settlement Committee
1995 - 1996 Member for Ismaili Muslim Cultural Committee
1995 - 1999 Director of Public Relations - Pakistan Canada Friendship Society
1997 - 1999 Lieutenant for Ismaili Muslim Volunteer Corps.
1999 - present Breast Cancer Community Coordinator - Ismaili Muslim Health Board
1999 - 2001 Captain for Ismaili Muslim Volunteer Corps.
1999 - 2001 President for Pakistan Canada Friendship Society
2001 - 2002 Major for Ismaili Muslim Volunteer Corps.
2002 - 2005 Council Member for Arts and Culture, Catering and District
2006 - present Vice President for Pakistan Canada Friendship Society
2006 - present Volunteer at Religious Classes
2006 - 2008 Vice President for Pakistan Canada Friendship Society
2008 - 2010 President for Pakistan Canada Friendship Society
2012 - present Volunteer in different positions for Ismaili Muslim Volunteer Corps
Interior decorating
Flower Arranging