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 2023-2024

Last Updated: 1 May 2023

Constituency Position Name

President and Vice-Chancellor

Vivek Goel

Vice-President Academic and Provost James Rush

Vice-President Advancement

Nenone Donaldson

Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Jeff Casello

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

Nasser Abukhdeir

Faculty of Environment

James Nugent
Faculty of Health

Peter Hall

Faculty of Mathematics

Changbao Wu

Faculty of Science

Natalie Hutchings

Undergraduate Students

Faculty of Health

Labibah Salim J.

Faculty of Science

Rory Norris
Graduate Student

Faculty of Health 

Aiman Fatima


Acey Kaspar


Registrar Cathy Newell Kelly

Honorary Degrees Committee - Meeting Dates

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

Date Time Place
October 26, 2023 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Needles Hall 3318
November 30, 2023 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m Needles Hall 3318
April 22, 2024 cancelled 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m Needles Hall 3318
May 17, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Needles Hall 3308

2024-2025 Meeting Dates

Date Time Place
October 23, 2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318
November 27, 2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m Needles Hall 3318
April 16, 2025 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Needles Hall 3318

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