University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel
University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

Honorary Degrees

The conferring of Honorary Degrees at Queen's is a collaborative and community-based activity.  Anyone - faculty, students, alumni and community members -  can nominate a deserving individual for this honour.  The process is enjoyable and support is available from the University Secretariat if you have any questions. 

This article in the Queen's Gazette highlights the benefits of nominating a candidate and the rich experience of celebrating a successful nomination.  Nominators of successful recipients play a role throughout the process, joining the recipient at the Convocation ceremony and at other events that day.  It can be a very rewarding experience for everyone involved. 

Douglas Cardinal and Bill Flanagan

The former Dean of Law, Bill Flanagan, with Honorary Degree recipient Douglas Cardinal at Convocation. 


Please follow the links below for further details on the various aspects of the Honorary Degree process. 

Specific information, such as deadlines and contacts, can be found on the Nomination Form page.

  • Policy - this is the policy which governs the granting of Honorary Degrees

  • Nomination Form - this is where you will find the forms and deadlines

  • Honorary Degrees Committee - this is the list of the members of the Committee and their roles


For a complete listing of past recipients, please visit the Office of the University Registrar