The 10th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
featuring His Highness the Aga Khan
Featuring His Highness the Aga Khan, the 10th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium held October 15, 2010, was a huge success. The Aga Khan spoke about pluralism and diversity to a sold out audience at Koerner Hall in the Royal Conservatory's Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. John Ralston Saul then took the stage and discussed citizenship and pluralism in Canada. Telus streamed the event and it was shown in 60 Ismaili community centres across the country; approximately 20,000 people watched the lecture online.
On October 16, at the Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria in the Royal Conservatory's Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, approximately 100 people participated in a roundtable discussion with John Ralston Saul and the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson to further discuss the themes and topics from the night before.
Watch a short video from the event
Biography of His Highness the Aga Khan
His Highness the Aga Khan is the forty-ninth hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He assumed the office of the Imamat in July 1957, and since then he has worked on an international scale to improve living conditions and foster social, cultural, and economic opportunities for men and women in the developing world. The Aga Khan Development Network, which he has established over the past 50 years, encompasses foundations, universities, and programs in 30 countries, including Aga Khan Foundation Canada. His Highness the Aga Khan has received numerous awards, distinctions, and honorary doctorates for his service to humanity.
2013: Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
2010: His Highness the Aga Khan
2009: Siila Watt-Cloutier
2007: The Rt Hon. Adrienne Clarkson
2006: George Elliott Clarke
2005: The Hon. Louise Arbour
2004: David Malouf
2003: The Rt Hon. Beverley McLachlin
2002: Georges Erasmus
2001: Alain Dubuc
2000 John Ralston Saul