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Aga Khan Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta - 2009-06-09

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Date: 
Tuesday, 2009, June 9
Location: 

University of Alberta

His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta on June 9th in recognition of his efforts to improve the lives of millions of the world's poorest people and build a global
culture of tolerance.

Speech

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

Source: 
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

Source: 
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.

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Aga Khan Inspires Alberta Grads - 2009-06-10

Source: 
Edmonton Journal

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

Source: 
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 receives honorary degree from University of Alberta - 2009-06-09

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Source: 
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.

His Highness the Aga Khan to receive Honorary degree and deepen partnership with University of Alberta - 2009-06-09

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Source: 
CNW Group

Aga Khan Development Network - Media advisory - His Highness the Aga Khan to receive Honorary degree and deepen partnership with University of Alberta

EDMONTON, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual
leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan
Development Network (AKDN), will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree
from the University of Alberta on June 9th in recognition of his efforts to
improve the lives of millions of the world's poorest people and build a global
culture of tolerance.

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