Four years later, Harriet is now completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Victoria, with a Major in Human Geography. Harriet’s formative work at NLC is part of her ongoing success.
Last spring, Harriet accepted an invitation to present at the ninth annual student conference sponsored by the Middle East and Islamic Consortium of British Columbia. The recent “MEICON” conference was hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, and attracted scholars from around the world.
Harriet’s conference paper, entitled the “Aga Khan Development Network: Institution and Community in a Globalised World,” considers how the Islamic Aga Khan Development Network supports the values of compassion, human dignity, and pluralism while working on projects that range from architecture and microfinance to rural development and education.
Upon completing her Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography at UVic, Harriet is considering a Master’s program in a related field. Harriet Stanford is one of many former NLC academic students whose ongoing scholarly work promotes human unity and understanding.