Honorary and award recipients

Honorary doctorates

An honorary degree (honoris causa) is the highest honour conferred by the University. Through the conferring of honorary degrees, the University of Waterloo seeks to recognize outstanding achievement, whether academic or through service to society.

Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg

Doctor of Mathematics, honoris causa

Friday, October 21, 2:30 p.m.


Dr. Gerry Remers

Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.


Honorary member of the University

The Honorary Member of the University designation is the highest honour a staff member can obtain at the University of Waterloo and is granted on retirement. It recognizes the individual for outstanding service to the University as a whole, not limited to one department or faculty. For faculty members, it recognizes distinctive administrative service to the University.

Katrina Di Gravio

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.


Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Emerita

The Distinguished Professor Emeritus designation is made to faculty members who have had a distinguished record of service in teaching and research in the University. The honorary award is granted upon, or shortly after, retirement.

Richard Hughson

Friday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.


Donald Burn

Saturday, October 22, 2:30 p.m.


Carolyn Hansson

Saturday, October 22, 2:30 p.m.


Raymond Legge

Saturday, October 22, 2:30 p.m.