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Prince Amyn, Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib, and AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr Mahmoud Eboo admire the donor wall after its unveiling at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Prince Amyn, Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib, and AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr Mahmoud Eboo admire the donor wall after its unveiling at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Prince Amyn visits Aga Khan Museum
Prince Amyn visits Aga Khan Museum
24 November 2018

Prince Amyn attended an event at the Aga Khan Museum on 22 November, where a new donor wall was unveiled to acknowledge friends, patrons, and supporters of the Museum.

Prince Aly Muhammad visits a local chicken farm owned by Mr Kalyikul Ysyraliev. As a graduate of UCA’s Entrepreneurship Programme, Mr Ysraliev built his first greenhouse in 2013 with the support of a loan from the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank and UCA, and has been supplying chickens, eggs, as well as vegetables and roses to the local community for the past five years.
Prince Aly Muhammad visits a local chicken farm owned by Mr Kalyikul Ysyraliev. As a graduate of UCA’s Entrepreneurship Programme, Mr Ysraliev built his first greenhouse in 2013 with the support of a loan from the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank and UCA, and has been supplying chickens, eggs, as well as vegetables and roses to the local community for the past five years.
Prince Aly Muhammad visits the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia
Prince Aly Muhammad visits the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia
19 November 2018

Earlier this month, Prince Aly Muhammad completed a five-day, private visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, during which he visited the Naryn campus of the University of Central Asia. Prince Aly Muhammad spent time with students in Naryn to understand more about their backgrounds and aspirations.

The official photograph of the participants at the opening session of the inaugural Paris Peace Forum.
The official photograph of the participants at the opening session of the inaugural Paris Peace Forum.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of inaugural Paris Peace Forum
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of inaugural Paris Peace Forum
12 November 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined over 60 world leaders for the opening session of the inaugural Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2018. Leadership from the French Jamat and AKDN were also present at the Forum.

Aga Khan Garden Inauguration (Full)

Video: Aga Khan Garden inauguration
23 October 2018

Full video: Lt Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier Rachel Notley and Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the new Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, the northern-most Islamic garden in the world, and the first garden of its kind in western Canada.

SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter adjusts the ceremonial SFU robe on Mawlana Hazar Imam as part of honorary degree conferral ceremony.
SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter adjusts the ceremonial SFU robe on Mawlana Hazar Imam as part of honorary degree conferral ceremony.
University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University confer honorary degrees on Mawlana Hazar Imam
University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University confer honorary degrees on Mawlana Hazar Imam
19 October 2018

In an historic joint ceremony in Vancouver, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) each conferred Mawlana Hazar Imam with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his lifelong service to humanity.

AKU President Firoz Rasul, SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, Mawlana Hazar Imam, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono, and University of Central Asia Board of Trustees Chairman Shams Kassim-Lakha pose for a ceremonial picture.
AKU President Firoz Rasul, SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, Mawlana Hazar Imam, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono, and University of Central Asia Board of Trustees Chairman Shams Kassim-Lakha pose for a ceremonial picture.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured by University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University
18 October 2018

On 19 October, Mawlana Hazar Imam was conferred with honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University at a joint ceremony, the first of its kind.

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.

Aga Khan Garden Inauguration Highlight Film

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.
Video: Highlights from the Aga Khan Garden inauguration
16 October 2018

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

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.
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.
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
15 October 2018

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 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 arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
15 October 2018

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.
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.
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
13 October 2018

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, was inaugurated on Tuesday 16 October 2018 in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. The Garden joins a network of parks and gardens that have been established around the world through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

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

2018 GCP Annual Lecture - Highlights

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 Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018
9 October 2018

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.

2018 GCP Annual Lecture - Full video

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

Full video: 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.”

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