“[T]he Aga Khan’s personal position is unique in the world today … This man is a bridge between North and South, East and West. His leadership is beyond politics, beyond race, beyond religion. In a world torn by division, hostility, war and fear of nuclear holocaust, he is a shining beacon of inspiration and of hard-headed accomplishment in improving the lot of humankind, in elevating the quality of civilised life and in uplofting all peoples of the world to cherish the brotherhood of man.”
– David Johnston, then Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill, Nov 1, 1983.
re: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan being awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by McGill University.
- Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University, David Johnston introduces His Highness the Aga Khan
- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, as 28th Governor General of Canada welcomes His Highness the Aga Khan on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism.