Honorary Degrees Committee

This Committee considers and makes recommendations to Senate on the conferring of honorary degrees, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Honorary Member of the University.

An honorary degree is the highest honour conferred by the University. This award seeks to recognize outstanding achievement, whether academic or through service to society.

The President and Vice-Chancellor is the Chair of the Honorary Degrees Committee.
the Secretary to this Committee is Tim Weber-Kraljevski.

Honorary Degrees Committee - Membership

Members 2024-2025

Last Updated: July 2, 2024

Constituency Position Name

President and Vice-Chancellor

Vivek Goel

Vice-President Academic and Provost James Rush

Vice-President Advancement

Nenone Donaldson

Interim Co-Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Clarence Woudsma

Chair, Honorary member of the University Committee

Lynn Judge

Faculty Representative (AFIW)

Conrad Grebel University College Troy Osborne
Faculty Representative

Faculty of Arts

Veronica Kitchen

Faculty of Engineering

En-Hui Yang

Faculty of Environment

James Nugent
Faculty of Health

Peter Hall

Faculty of Mathematics

Changbao Wu

Faculty of Science

Natalie Hutchings

Undergraduate Students

Faculty of Science

Jordan Bauman

Faculty of Science

Bilal Ahmed
Graduate Student

Faculty of Arts

Neela Hassan


Acey Kaspar


Registrar Cathy Newell Kelly

Honorary Degrees Committee - Meeting Dates

2024-25 Meeting Dates

Date Time Place
October 23, 2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 / Virtual option
November 25, 2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m Needles Hall 3318 / Virtual option
April 16, 2025 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 / Virtual option

These dates do not preclude the scheduling of additional meetings or the cancellation of those meetings not needed.