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Aga Khan Visits Officials in Edmonton, Canada - 2009-06-07 to 09

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Sunday, 2009, June 7 - Tuesday, 2009, June 9
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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.

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Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Speech

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Alberta - 2009-06-09

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Akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Eminent Chancellor
Madame President
Mr. Chairman of the Board
Your Worship the Mayor
Faculty, Graduates, Friends and Family

Interview

Things become possible - 2009-06-13

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Edmonton Journal

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.

Press Release

AKU and U of Alberta Expand Partnership - Aga Khan Receives Hon Degree - Will Be Granted Hon Canadian Citizenship - 2009-06-09

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akdn.org

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.

Recent Articles

Aga Khan University, University of Alberta expand partnership - 2009-06-09

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expressnews.ualberta.ca

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.

Aga Khan becomes sixth person in history to become honorary Canadian citizen - 2009-06-09

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The Canadian Press

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.

Aga Khan University, University of Alberta expand partnership - 2009-06-09

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www.expressnews.ualberta.ca

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 Alberta

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premier.alberta.ca

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

Aga Khan receives honorary degree from University of Alberta - 2009-06-09

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edmontonjournal.com

EDMONTON — The Aga Khan signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday during a visit to Edmonton that will strengthen ties with the University of Alberta.

The spiritual leader of the Shia Ismali Muslims was in town to deliver the convocation, as well as receive an honorary doctor of laws.

Tuesday's memorandum of understanding builds on a collaboraton between the U of A and the Aga Khan University first signed almost exactly three years ago.

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