On June 28, 2011 Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum issued the following call to the McGill community for nominations for the awarding of honorary degrees at the Spring and Fall 2012 Convocation ceremonies:
The awarding of honorary degrees is the means by which the University expresses its highest ideals and standards, recognizing those individuals whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide inspiration and leadership.
For your information, the Senate Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee uses the following criteria when considering nominations:
Guidelines for the Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee [.pdf]
To submit your nomination please use the following form:
Honorary Doctorate Nomination Form [.doc]
Kindly accompany your nominations with a covering letter addressed to Chancellor H. Arnold Steinberg, Chair of the Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee, stating the reasons for your nomination.
The Committee's terms of reference are the following:
Terms of Reference for the Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee [.pdf]
Send the completed form and covering letter by Monday, October 3, 2011 at the latest, to pauline [dot] frixione [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Pauline Frixione).
Alphabetical list of Honorary Degree Recipients 1935 - Present
Alphabetical List of Honorary Degree Recipeints