University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel
University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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.


8 Ex Officio Members


Principal and Vice-Chancellor


Alma Mater Society President

Society of Graduate and Professional Students President

Representative of the Alumni Association

Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion) or delegate

Associate Vice-Principal Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation or delegate

7 Members named by Faculties and Schools

Membership Affiliation Status
J. Leech Chancellor Ex Officio
P. Deane Principal and Vice-Chancellor Ex Officio
S. Hiemstra Rector Ex Officio
J. den Otter AMS President Ex Officio
J. Aman SGPS President Ex Officio
R. Garcia President, Queen's Alumni Association  Ex Officio
S. Simpson

AVP (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion)

Ex Officio
J. Hill AVP Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation Ex Officio
F. Quadir Dean, School of Graduate Studies Ex Officio
M. Walters Dean, Law Ex Officio
R. Luce-Kapler Dean, Education Ex Officio
J. Philpott Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Ex Officio
B. Brouwer  Interim Dean, Business Ex Officio
B. Crow Dean, Arts and Science Ex Officio
K. Deluzio Dean, Engineering Ex Officio

​Chair: P. Deane

Secretary: L. Knox