Yedlin: Aga Khan a model for us all

By Deborah Yedlin, Chancellor of the University of Calgary

How can we foster global citizens?

This is an important question and one a university often considers.

While both teaching and learning are at the heart of what post-secondary institutions are about, we also have a responsibility to take education beyond preparing graduates to succeed in their chosen fields.

The education of today is as much about teaching others as it is about teaching ourselves — with the intent to understand our roles in society and learn how we can nurture a sense of community service from within, whether in our own backyard or on the other side of the world.

On Wednesday, the University of Calgary will confer an honorary degree on His Highness the Aga Khan.EvTaW8OT_400x400

The University of Calgary will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aga Khan University (AKU), a step forward in the long-standing and deep connections our institution has shared with the incredible network developed by His Highness.

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Author: ismailimail

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

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