A Retrospective: Revisiting McGill’s conferment of Honorary Doctor of Laws – “Aga Khan’s personal position is unique in the world …”

[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.

November 1, 1983- His Highness the Aga Khan seen with McGill University Chancellor - Conrad Hernington on being conferred with an Honorary Degree of Laws by McGill University (Simerg)
November 1, 1983- His Highness the Aga Khan seen with McGill University Chancellor – Conrad Hernington on being conferred with an Honorary Degree of Laws by McGill University (Simerg)
His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Governor General, David Johnston, pictured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on October 7, 2010. The Aga Khan was in Ottawa on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism.  David Johnston became the 28th Governor General on October 1, 2010. In 1983, he was the Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill when the University conferred an Honorary Degree of Laws on the Aga Khan. (Simerg/John W. MacDonald)
His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston, pictured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on October 7, 2010. The Aga Khan was in Ottawa on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism.
David Johnston became the 28th Governor General on October 1, 2010. In 1983, he was the Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill when the University conferred an Honorary Degree of Laws on the Aga Khan. (Simerg/John W. MacDonald)

Learn more:

  1. Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University, David Johnston introduces His Highness the Aga Khan 
  2. 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.

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