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Interfaith Awards of Excellence

UToday HomeFebruary 11, 2013

By Adriana Tulissi

Interfaith Awards of ExcellenceInferfaith Awards of Excellence recipients (L-R): Salma Mohiuddin, Shams Amiry and Ola Mohajer. Photo by Brittany VineThe Faith and Spirituality Centre hosted its first Interfaith Awards of Excellence Gala Feb. 5 to celebrate and honour students and alumni who are excelling in creating open and inclusive communities. Several members of the campus and Calgary community were in attendance to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable individuals.

Award recipients were celebrated for work and study that has helped increase interfaith or intercultural understanding and dialogue, for promoting interfaith and intercultural unity and understanding, and for demonstrating academic or professional distinction.

The 2013 award recipients were:

Shams Amiry - undergraduate student category
Salma Mohiuddin – graduate student category
Ola Mohajer – alumni category

The Faith and Spirituality Centre will continue to build and create relationships and learning opportunities with award nominees and winners, and recognize community leaders who are doing work highly valued by the centre.

Award recipients have been asked to provide a learning opportunity at the centre over the next year to inspire, lead and support the next generation of students engaging in interfaith and intercultural work on campus.

Read more about each of this year’s award recipients.

View a video message from Mayor Naheed Nenshi for the Interfaith Awards of Excellence.