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  • UBC / SFU Honorary Degree Conferral Aga Khan
    AKU President Firoz Rasul, SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, His Highness the Aga Khan, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor and AKU Board of trustees Chairman Shams Kassim-Lakha pose for a post-ceremony picture.
    AKDN / Asif Bhalesha
Conferral of highest academic honours from leading Canadian universities

Vancouver, Canada, October 19, 2018 – In an historic ceremony today attended by Her Honour the Honourable Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin of British Columbia and Honourable Premier John Horgan, His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was conferred with honorary Doctors of Laws – the highest academic award - from both the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU).