University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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Honorary Degrees

To have full responsibility for making recommendations to the Senate for the award of Honorary Degrees;

to advise the Senate on general policy relating to honorary degrees, and to provide guidelines on such matters as eligibility (i.e. active and retired members of staff, persons holding public office, posthumous degrees, etc.);

to receive and consider all nominations, and to present to the Senate a list of the names recommended, including recommendations about the number of degrees to be awarded, the type of degree in each case, and the particular Convocation at which each degree should be granted; the choice of a Convocation speaker, etc.;

to devise procedures which would enable it to carry out its responsibilities, ensuring that all parts of the community are aware of the mechanisms for putting forward proposals.

Composition

7 Ex Officio Members

Chancellor

Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Rector

Alma Mater Society President

Society of Graduate and Professional Students President

Representative of the Alumni Association

University Advisor on Equity

7 Members named by Faculties and Schools

Membership Affiliation Status
J. Leech Chancellor Ex Officio
D. Woolf Principal and Vice-Chancellor Ex Officio
C. Yung Rector Ex Officio
J. Li A.M.S. President Ex Officio
A. Grotsky S.G.P.S. President Ex Officio
S. Bates President, Queen's Alumni Association  Ex Officio
I. Bujara Director, Human Rights and Equity Office Ex Officio
B. Brouwer Dean, School of Graduate Studies Ex Officio
W. Flanagan Dean, Law Ex Officio
R. Luce-Kapler Dean, Education Ex Officio
R. Reznick Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Ex Officio
D. Saunders Dean, Business Ex Officio
B. Crow Dean, Arts and Science Ex Officio
K. Deluzio Dean, Engineering Ex Officio

​Chair: D. Woolf

Secretary: L. Knox