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Mawlana Hazar Imam and Chief Justice Beverly Mclaughlin join the inaugural Global Pluralism Award recipients for a group photograph.

Mawlana Hazar Imam presided over the inaugural Global Pluralism Award on 15 November 2017. The Award, presented biennially, is designed to seek out those, “… who explore and investigate, and who then reflect on the difference that pluralistic commitments can make in specific contexts, at specific moments, in specific places,” Hazar Imam said. The Global Pluralism Award highlights what a commitment to pluralism can look like in practice.

Visible from the Don Valley Parkway, the crystalline frosted glass dome of the Ismaili Centre Jamatkhana radiates light at night from the highest point of the site. Gary Otte

Photographs of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, taken at the eve of the opening ceremony on 12 September 2014.

RAYS OF LIGHT explores the variety of ways in which Mawlana Hazar Imam has improved the quality of life of Ismailis around the world and the societies in which they live, over five decades of his Imamat.

The Canadian RAYS OF LIGHT tour commenced in Edmonton, shortly after Canada Day in July 2013. It went on to visit Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa, before its final Canadian stop in Toronto.

The University of Ottawa insignia and degree certificates that were presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam.

At a special convocation ceremony held on 13 January 2012 at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity.

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