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 next upcoming meeting, nomination packages should be received electronically no later than noon (12 p.m.) on April 12, 2023. To submit your nomination, please use the following form:
Honorary Doctorate Nomination Form
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 Mr. Thomas Daudlin, Governance Officer, Secretariat, at thomas.daudlin [at] mcgill.ca
For your information, the Senate Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee uses the following criteria when considering nominations:
Terms of Reference - Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee (Webpage)
An alphabetical list of honorary degree recipients from May 1935 onwards is available here:
List of McGill Honorary Degree Recipients from May 1935 to present