UBC President Santa Ono presents the Ismaili Centre Lecture on the changing role of higher education

The Changing Role of Higher Education: Developing the Next Generation of Global Leaders

The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, April 18, 2017

santa-ono-300x300-300x300.jpgIt’s an honour and privilege to be with you, in this strikingly beautiful Ismaili Centre. For nearly four decades, the Ismaili Centre has offered spaces for spiritual contemplation, as well as social, cultural and intellectual gatherings.

The Centre truly does provide a bridge to friendship and understanding for the wider community, and opens our minds and hearts to pluralism in Canada and around the world.

This is a message that resonates personally with me. My own experiences have made me very aware of how different cultures and races interact and are treated, in higher education and elsewhere. I appreciate the work the Centre does in this regard.

I’m proud to say that the University of British Columbia and the Ismaili community collaborate on a number of initiatives; globally through the Aga Khan Development Network and locally through the Ismaili Council of BC:

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