Calgary, Canada, 17 October 2018 – The University of Calgary, one of Canada’s most esteemed universities, today conferred His Highness the Aga Khan with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to humanity.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 16 October 2018 - Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and His Highness the Aga Khan today 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.
October 2018 - The short documentary “Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change” is about the vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat, under the leadership of His Highness the Aga Khan.
About 60% of people in low-income countries are “food insecure”. In Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, some families eat only one meal a day during the “hungry season”. Since 2005, the Network has helped 80,000 rice farmers to produce crops of better quality, in less time and with less labour. In many areas, crop yields have tripled, and families no longer have to deal with chronic hunger.