University of Calgary Chancellor Deborah Yedlin presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the University’s highest academic degree, a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to humanity.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Calgary, its highest academic honour, on 17 October 2018. Watch highlights from the event here.

Mawlana Hazar Imam looks on as University of Calgary President Dr Elizabeth Cannon reads aloud the citation accompanying the honorary Doctor of Laws degree conferred upon him in a special ceremony at the University’s Rozsa Centre. The citation highlighted Hazar Imam’s outstanding contributions to humanity and expressed admiration for his ability to bring together faith and action.

The University of Calgary conferred Mawlana Hazar Imam with its highest academic honour: a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, reserved for the most distinguished individuals who have made extraordinary achievements in community, national, or international services. 

Upon his arrival in Vancouver, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Samir Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia, and Zulie Sachedina, Chair of the International Conciliation and Arbitration Board.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Vancouver today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, for the final leg of his visit to Canada. President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia Samir Manji and Zulie Sachedina, Chair, International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (ICAB) greeted Hazar Imam and Prince Aly upon their arrival.

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and Mawlana Hazar Imam preside over the Aga Khan Garden inauguration ceremony.

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta was inaugurated on 16 October 2018 in Mawlana Hazar Imam's presence. Watch highlights from the event here.

Visitors of the Aga Khan Garden, which was opened to the public on 29 June 2018, enjoy a summer day.

The short documentary “Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change” covers the vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat, under the leadership of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary with Prince Aly Muhammad following the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta earlier in the day. He was received by Ismaili Council for the Prairies President Fauzia Lalani upon his arrival.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Calgary on October 16 for the second leg of his visit to Canada, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad. Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for the Prairies Fauzia Lalani.

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and University of Alberta President David Turpin on 16 October for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Edmonton today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, to begin a visit to Canada that will include the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton as well as degree conferral ceremonies in Calgary and Vancouver.

Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, will be inaugurated this Tuesday 16 October with Mawlana Hazar Imam in attendance. The Garden joins a network of parks and gardens that have been established around the world through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

The Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial) was lit up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth on 2 October.

On 2 October, the Aga Khan Palace in Pune was lit up in all its glory, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Shining like a beacon above Pune’s Nagar Road, the brightly lit Palace represents a fitting metaphor for Gandhi’s role as a guiding light in India’s campaign for independence.

Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, delivered by Karen Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — who spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October. Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

The DJAC was an event organized by the Council for USA and the Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN). The organizing and leadership team pose for a picture.

“As a Jamat, we are fortunate to have access to the best education and opportunity to build for ourselves, and it’s now an opportunity to build for our children and our grandchildren...the themes of this conference are sharing knowledge, best practices, coming together, lifelong learning, and building for future generations. What is more befitting for the United States Jamat than to have this Conference as our last Diamond Jubilee initiative?” -Zahir Ladhani, Vice President, Council for USA

There are various steps which can help ensure a good quality of life for yourself and those close to you.

Mental health is similar to physical health — everybody has it and should take care of it. When we reflect about our health in general, it is important to include the health of our minds as well as the health of our bodies in our thinking, plans, and conversations.

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism John McNee.

Approximately 2,000 volunteers joined forces across Canada to participate in the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day over the weekend of September 22-23, 2018.

A special presentation on the Global Centre for Pluralism to be held at the Ismaili Centre London.

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a space for connection, enjoyment, contemplation, and education.

Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Canada in October 2018 at the invitation of leading civil society institutions. During this time, Hazar Imam will attend a special ceremony for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, to be presided over by the Honourable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta. He will also be awarded honorary degrees by three Canadian Universities for his achievements, and contributions to humanity.