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The Changing Role of Higher Education

The Ismaili Centre presents a Lecture by President Santa J. Ono (UBC), entitled “The Changing Role of Higher Education”

Moderated by:
Khalil Z. Shariff
Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7:00 pm Registration | 7:30 pm Lecture | 8:45 pm Reception

Please register by April 14, 2017
As the world is changing, so too must the role of universities. The challenges of the twenty-first century require future leaders to evolve and adapt to an increasingly complex world. Universities shape these future leaders. To do this, the modern-day university cannot isolate itself, and must foster deeper connections with local and global communities.

Join Professor Santa Ono, the University of British Columbia’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor, in exploring this profound responsibility in preparing young people for global citizenship. This lecture will be followed by a moderated conversation with Khalil Z. Shariff, UBC Alumnus and CEO for Aga Khan Foundation Canada, together with audience participation.

The Ismaili Centre Lectures aim to foster a greater understanding of critical issues facing our communities today. These lectures encourage dialogue and mutual understanding between diverse peoples, communities and faiths, while broadening intellectual horizons and fostering an appreciation for pluralism.