Celebrating 175 years of excellence

Celebrating 175 years of excellence

May 11, 2015


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Queen's 175th

To recognize the 175th anniversary in 2016, Queen’s has decided to honour its own.

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Queen's hononary degrees will be reserved for alumni in 2016 in celebration of the university's 175th anniversary.

“Reserving honorary degrees in 2016 for Queen’s alumni fits with the anniversary’s goal of celebrating the university’s unique legacy, contributions and role at the national and international level since the institution was founded in 1841,” says David Walker, Chair, 175th Anniversary Executive Committee.

The Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees is now accepting nominations for 2016. In order to solicit the broadest range of nominations, anyone can nominate an alumnus or alumna for consideration based on outstanding contributions to his or her discipline or field of work, to the community, to society, or to the university. Alumni include those who have received a degree or diploma from the university, or who registered and attended classes for at least one full session (academic year or equivalent) and whose class has graduated.

“As people prepare their nominations, we encourage them to give some thought to the ways they could incorporate the honorary degree recipient into their 175th anniversary celebration if their nomination is successful,” Dr. Walker says.

The nomination deadline is Aug. 14, 2015. The Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees will send its recommendations to Senate for approval in September 2015.

Visit the University Secretariat website for more information and to download a nomination form.

More information about Queen’s 175th anniversary celebration is available online.