His Highness the Aga Khan receives UCalgary honorary degree at special ceremony

His Highness the Aga Khan receives UCalgary honorary degree at special ceremony
The University of Calgary confers an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, to His Highness the Aga Khan during a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

‘His Highness is a living manifestation of how we must work together to support human advancement, at home and around the world’

His Highness the Aga Khan now has a new connection to the University of Calgary.

In a special ceremony on campus Wednesday, Chancellor Deborah Yedlin conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws — UCalgary’s highest academic honour — on the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community.

In presenting the citation for the degree, which is bestowed upon individuals whose notable achievements and community service merit recognition, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, president and vice-chancellor, said: “His Highness’s concern for the arts, science, and economic development illuminates Ismaili tradition. He leads this resilient and altruistic community who believe that faith is demonstrated by contributing to the general welfare and doing good for all. The Ismaili presence in our radiantly diverse and youthful city has greatly benefited Calgarians.”

More at the source: www.ucalgary.ca – October 17, 2018

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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