Source: University of Alberta by Sean Townsend
Twelve inspiring individuals will receive the University of Alberta’s highest honour at convocation ceremonies this June.
Firoz Rasul’s background as an engineer, entrepreneur and community developer has served him in good stead as president of Aga Khan University. After a stellar business career in Canada that saw him turn two startups into world leaders in wireless communications and clean fuel cells, Rasul took on the challenge of leading a global university based in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Kingdom. In his 11 years as president, Rasul has been instrumental in developing a rich partnership with the U of A that has created opportunities for exchange and collaboration for students, professors and researchers at both universities.
Firoz Rasul will receive an honorary doctor of science degree June 8 at 3 p.m.
Saida Rasul has devoted her life and career as a dentist to improving lives for those less fortunate. A longtime volunteer and donor with the United Way, she was integral in securing an $18-million provincial grant to establish British Columbia’s Success by 6 program focused on developing healthy children and families. She’s also involved with the Rotary Club, the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Aga Khan Foundation, among many others. Most recently, she worked with faculty members in the U of A’s School of Dentistry to set up dental hygiene programs offered through Aga Khan University in East Africa and Pakistan.
Saida Rasul will receive an honorary doctor of science degree June 9 at a special ceremony commemorating the centenary of the School of Dentistry.
Read more – Dated April 12, 2017
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