Oct 15, 2018- Blog post The University of British Columbia
By Professor Santa J. Ono- President and Vice- Chancellor University of British Columbia
Later this week, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University will present His Highness the Aga Khan with a joint honorary doctorate of laws degree—the first joint honorary degree conferred by the two universities together.
Best known for the good works of the Aga Khan Development Network, which invests close to $1 billion a year in health, education and cultural development projects around the world, the Aga Khan has demurred when people called him a philanthropist, saying rather that it is central to his mandate that he use his office to improve the quality of life not only of the Ismaili community but of all the world’s most vulnerable.
As the leader of the Ismaili Muslims, he continues to distinguish himself as a champion of pluralism, always emphasizing the view of Islam as a thinking, spiritual faith – one that teaches compassion, advocates for the needs of the most vulnerable, and upholds the dignity of humankind.
Read more at the source: https://president.ubc.ca/blog/2018/10/15/an-inspiration-to-us-all/