Calgary – University of Calgary President Dr. Elizabeth Cannon paid a heartwarming tribute to Ismailis and their spiritual leader the Aga Khan on Wednesday.
She spoke of a community of altruistic Ismailis who practise their faith by deeds of goodness.
She described the Aga Khan as a “living legend, a model for every conscience.”
The Aga Khan is in Vancouver today and will be at an historic joint awarding of an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of BC and Simon Fraser University on Friday.
The event will be globally simulcast.
Below is Dr. Cannon’s inspiring speech.