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  • His Highness the Aga Khan greets members of the University of Ottawa faculty on the occasion of receiving an honorary doctorate.
    AKDN / Zahur Ramji
University of Ottawa Special Convocation for Honorary Degree, Canada

Ottawa, 13 January 2012 - His Highness the Aga Khan was today awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for his service to humanity.

The degree was awarded at a special convocation, presided over by Huguette Labelle, in what was her last official event following an 18-year tenure as Chancellor of the University of Ottawa. Chancellor Labelle noted “One of the privileges of being Chancellor is the opportunity to recognize individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and an exemplary commitment to service to others.” Recognizing the Aga Khan’s global achievements, she said: “His work has bettered the lives of people and communities around the world".