McGill honorary degrees are awarded to distinguished individuals in recognition of a lifetime of scholarly, scientific or artistic achievement, or for exceptional contribution to the public good through professional or philanthropic activity.

Any member of the public or the McGill community may submit nominations. All nominations submitted are reviewed by the Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee (HDCC) which in turn makes recommendations to Senate.

Nominations are welcome at any time. However, in order to be considered by the HDCC at its meeting in October, nomination packages should be received electronically by Ms. Georgia Ntentis (georgia.ntentis [at] no later than noon (12 p.m.) on September 20, 2021. To submit your nomination, please use the following form:

File Honorary Doctorate Nomination Form (.docx)

Kindly accompany your nomination with a covering letter addressed to the Chair of the Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee (Mr. John McCall MacBain) stating the reasons for your nomination. The completed form (in Word format) and covering letter should be sent by email to Ms. Georgia Ntentis (georgia.ntentis [at]


Reference Material

For your information, the Senate Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee uses the following criteria when considering nominations:

PDF icon Guidelines for the Senate Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee

Terms of Reference - Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee (Webpage)

An alphabetical list of honorary degree recipients from 1935 to the present is available here: 

PDF icon list_of_mcgill_honorary_degree_recipients_from_1935_to_october_2019.pdf





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