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


Registrar Cathy Newell Kelly
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

Faculty Representative (AFIW)

Conrad Grebel

Troy Osborne
Undergraduate Students

Faculty of Health

Labibah Salim J.

Faculty of Arts

Rory Norris
Graduate Student

Faculty of Health 

Aiman Fatima



Acey Kaspar

Honorary Degrees Committee - Meeting Dates

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

Date Time Place
26 October 2023 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Needles Hall 3318
22 November 2023 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Zoom

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