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2005-05-(18-21) Ottawa

2004, May 21: He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift. The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.

2004-06-18 Toronto

2004, June 18: TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

Hazar Imam receives Honorary Degree from Toronto's Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies 2016-05-20

Hazar Imam receives Honorary Degree from Toronto's Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies  2016-05-20

Aga Khan receives Honorary Degree from Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies 2016-05-20

H.H. The Aga Khan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada 2014-04-29

H.H. The Aga Khan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada   2014-04-29

Aga Khan at Child Care Summit in Toronto, Canada meets with Prime Minister Stephen Harper 28 May 2014

‘There’s hope.’ Princess Yasmin Aga Khan opens up about her mother Rita Hayworth and Alzheimer’s disease

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan poses for a photograph at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ont. on March 29, 2019. Cole Burston/The Glob
Source: 
www.theglobeandmail.com

When Hollywood star Rita Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1981 at the age of 62, her daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan took on the role of her conservator.

In addition to caring for her mother, Princess Yasmin, who is a half-sister of the Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader, the Aga Khan, also became an early spokesperson for those with Alzheimer’s, bringing public attention to a neurodegenerative disease that few openly discussed.

Aga Khan Museum exhibit features giant moon sculpture 2019-03-24

The moon is featured at Aga Khan Museum in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing. - Aga Khan Museum image
Source: 
www.toronto.com

April highlights include jazz sextet, standup comedy, qawwali performance

This April, the Aga Khan Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with The Moon: A Voyage Through Time. The exhibition, which runs until Aug. 18, explores the moon’s influence on faith, science and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond.

AGA KHAN FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED IN PORTUGAL

Source: 
Ontario Ismaili May/June 1983

The Aga Khan Foundation, which is involved in the fields of health care, education and rural development, chiefly in Asia and Africa, has now been registered in Portugal, Mowlana Hazar Imam announced during His Silver Jubilee Visit to that country in February, 1983.

The Foundation has branches and affiliates in Kenya, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Britain, Canada and the United States.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN AT LUNCHEON GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR BY GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC

Source: 
Ismaili Contact, (December 1983), Pp. 18-19

Montreal, Quebec
April 25, 1983
Mr. Premier
Madame Cote-Levesque, Your Excellency,
Ladies and Gentlemen

I would like to begin this afternoon by expressing my most sincere thanks on behalf of my wife, my brother, Ismailis in Quebec and myself for the reception that you have given us today as well as for the words of praise about Ismailis and myself.

Aga Khan awarded the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal

Aga Khan awarded the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal

His Highness the Aga Khan, recipient of the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal, poses for a photograph with George Baird, 2010 Gold Medal recipient and Paul Frank, President of RAIC. 2013-11-27

AKDN / Farhez Rayani

Aga Khan Museum exhibition celebrates 50th anniversary of first human steps on the moon 2019-02-14

The moon, painting from a Falnama (Book of Omens), India, second half of the 16th century CE. Ink, opaque watercolours, and gold
Source: 
Cision PR Newswire

he Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores wonder, knowledge, and beauty inspired by the moon through the ages

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20, 1969, was a transformative event for humanity, yet the moon has captivated cultures since the dawn of civilization. The Moon: A Voyage Through Time is a major new exhibition opening March 9 at the Aga Khan Museum. It pays tribute to our timeless fascination with the moon by exploring how it has inspired spiritual growth, scientific discovery, and artistic creativity.

Hazar Imam arrives in Montreal, Canada for Diamond Jubilee Mulaquat

Hazar Imam arrives in Montreal, Canada for Diamond Jubilee Mulaquat

Hazar Imam greeted by leaders upon His arrival in Montreal, Canada for Diamond Jubilee Mulaquat 2017-11-20

Source: 
the.ismaili

Hazar Imam awarded LL.D. (honoris causa) University of Ottawa, Canada (2012)

Hazar Imam awarded LL.D. (honoris causa) University of Ottawa, Canada (2012)

His Highness the Aga Khan at the University of Ottawa where he was conferred the honorary degree Doctor of the University, 13 January 2012.

AKDN / Zahur Ramji

Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan 2018-12-13

His Highness The Aga Khan at Rideau Hall with Canadian Governor-General and other leaders
Source: 
/pm.gc.ca

News
Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan
Ottawa, Ontario - December 13, 2018

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

“Today, we join Shia Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world to celebrate the 82nd birthday of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan.

'3D Projection Spectacular' among December attractions at Aga Khan Museum 2018-12-04

ga Khan’s exterior walls will light up to end December for for Light up the Dark: A 3-D Projection Spectacular. - Rene Johnston/
Source: 
www.toronto.com

This December, the Aga Khan Museum transforms the perception that museums are only places for dusty artifacts, when its exterior walls become a massive canvas for Light up the Dark: A 3-D Projection Spectacular.

This video show goes beyond the typical holiday light display by using a technology called projection mapping, which will turn the museum’s white granite walls into a 53 m x 13 m screen where art comes to life.


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