Aga Khan Visits Officials in Edmonton, Canada - 2009-06-07 to 09
H.H. The Aga Khan is in Edmonton, Canada for a 3 day visit, accompanied by His son, Prince Hussain. During his visit, the Aga Khan met with Premier Ed Stelmach and University of Alberta President, Dr. Indira Samarasekera. He also witnessed the signing of an agreement to enhance collaboration with the University of Alberta.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Alberta - 2009-06-09Posted June 23rd, 2009 by heritage
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When the Aga Khan stepped onto the University of Alberta campus Tuesday to speak to graduates, he brought a message of ethics, citizenship and respect for diversity.
Addressing a "knowledge deficit" in these areas is essential for pushing global development in the right direction, he told graduates, noting his Aga Khan Development Network has made such virtues a key part of its educational mission.
In an interview with The Journal's Keith Gerein, he expanded upon his remarks, sharing his views on the way forward both for political leaders and ordinary citizens.
AKU and U of Alberta Expand Partnership - Aga Khan Receives Hon Degree - Will Be Granted Hon Canadian Citizenship - 2009-06-09Posted June 23rd, 2009 by heritage
9 June, 2009, Edmonton, Canada - The University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University today signed a memorandum of understanding that advances their respective goals to increase global engagement and to promote equitable human advancement and social justice throughout the world.
The University of Alberta Botanical Garden will receive an Islamic garden set to bloom in 2018 as a gift.
The new Islamic garden will be the first in Western Canada supported by a more than $25 million donation from the the Aga Khan, who leads the second-largest Shia Islam branch. Known as the Aga Khan Garden, it will combine historic Islamic garden elements with the western Canadian landscape. The garden will reside within the University of Alberta Botanical Garden, which is about a 15-minute drive southwest of Edmonton.
June 9, 2009 - Edmonton--The University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday that advances their respective goals to increase global engagement and to promote equitable human advancement and social justice throughout the world.
It's a partnership that can make a difference, said His Highness the Aga Khan, who celebrated his golden jubilee as the spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims the same year as the U of A's centenary celebrations.
OTTAWA - Canada will grant the Aga Khan honorary citizenship for what Prime Minister Stephen Harper describes as his exemplary humanitarianism and long friendship with Canada.
Born in Geneva, Shah Karim al-Hussayni is the 49th hereditary imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and is widely recognized for his work against poverty and his promotion of tolerance.
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Now 72, he is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, which works in Asia and Africa and is one of the world's largest private development networks.
June 9, 2009 - Edmonton--The University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University today signed a memorandum of understanding that advances their respective goals to increase global engagement and to promote equitable human advancement and social justice throughout the world.
Premier Ed Stelmach attends the Aga Khan University memorandum of understanding signing ceremony with the University of AlbertaPosted June 10th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan University signed a memorandum of understanding that strengthens ties with the University of Alberta. Cooperation between both institutions promises to bring great advances to world knowledge in diverse areas of study from health sciences to culture to resource conservation to business. The Aga Khan also received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the U of A