Honorary degrees | Mount Allison

Honorary degrees are awarded to deserving individuals each year at Convocation.

The Senate of Mount Allison University awards honorary degrees to individuals who are nationally or internationally recognized within their fields, those who have demonstrated service to Mount Allison or the wider community, or prominent public persons.

 

2021 honorary degree recipients

Dr. Bonnie Henry (’86)

Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia

Biography

The first woman appointed Provincial Health Officer for the Province of British Columbia, Dr. Bonnie Henry (Mount Allison Class of 1986) is a public health and preventive medicine expert who has led one of Canada’s largest provinces through the COVID-19 pandemic with her mantra “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe.”

As a medical advisor and specialist in infectious diseases both in Canada and abroad, Dr. Henry has worked with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on the Polio Eradication program in Pakistan in 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) to control the Ebola outbreak in Uganda in 2001, and served as the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Toronto Public Health on the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto. She also served in the Canadian military and was part of the Infection Control Expert Group and the Canadian Pandemic Coordinating Committee responding to pandemic H1N1 (2009) influenza.

She is also the author of Soap and Water and Common Sense, a guide to staying healthy in a microbe-filled world, and Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe: Four Weeks that Shaped a Pandemic.

Pierre Lassonde

Business leader and one of Canada’s most notable patrons of the arts

Biography

Pierre Lassonde is a noted collector of contemporary Canadian art. He is the past Chair of the Board of the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec, as well as the past Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts.

As a businessman, he is perhaps most noted for his innovations in the financing of gold mining exploration, principally through both incarnations of Franco-Nevada Corporation. Lassonde is an active and engaged philanthropist in both Canada and the United States in education and in the arts.

His giving stretches from his two alma maters, Polytechnique Montréal and the University of Utah, to York University, the University of Toronto, and Mount Allison University, where the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts was established in 2021. The Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec is home to The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, dedicated entirely to Canadian art. Lassonde maintains his connection to Polytechnique Montréal where he is now Chair of the Board.

The Honourable Dominic A. LeBlanc

Long-time Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauséjour, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Biography

First elected in 2000 and re-elected six times since, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc is President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and the chair of the Cabinet Committee on the federal response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He has represented the riding of Beauséjour for more than 20 years. He has served as Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. He previously served as Deputy Government Whip, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence. Minister LeBlanc attended the University of New Brunswick, University of Toronto (Trinity College) and Harvard Law School. Prior to holding elected office, Minister LeBlanc was a Senior Advisor to former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and a lawyer with Clark Drummie in Shediac and Moncton, New Brunswick. Minister LeBlanc is married to Jolène Richard, the Chief Judge of the New Brunswick Provincial Court.

Chief Terry Paul

Chief and CEO of Membertou First Nation, Membertou, NS

Biography

Terrance (Terry) Paul, OC, is the Chief and CEO of Membertou First Nation, a position he has held since 1984. He is credited with guiding and building one of the most respected Indigenous communities in Canada.

A survivor of Canada’s Residential School System, Paul credits his culture and language for enabling him to rise above and to move forward. He started a career in community development in Boston as a young man, eventually returning home to Membertou, being elected Chief in 1984. Paul holds leadership positions with many organizations and boards including the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association, the First Nation Financial Authority Board, Nova Scotia's Economic Council, the Ulnooweg Development Group Inc., the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, National Indigenous Economic Development Board, and Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business.

Under Chief Paul's leadership, the land base of the Membertou has tripled and the community employment rate has risen to over 80 per cent. With a focus on education, Membertou's graduation rates have risen to more than 90 per cent. In 2020, Paul, representing the Mi'kmaq Coalition, and partnered with Premium Brand Holdings Corporation, undertook the single largest investment made by an Indigenous group in Canada, with the acquisition of Clearwater Seafoods. In 2017, Chief Paul was honoured with the Order of Canada, and in 2020, was the recipient of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Membertou's motto is "Welcoming the World", and under Chief Paul's leadership, the community continues to break down barriers as a progressive and welcoming place for all.

Dr. Jennifer Russell

Chief Medical Officer of Health for New Brunswick

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Russell is the Chief Medical Officer of Health for New Brunswick, leading the province’s COVID-19 pandemic response, which has seen infection and death rates among the lowest in North America.

Russell worked as physician with the Canadian Armed Forces for ten years both in Canada and internationally and with Veterans Affairs Canada. She joined New Brunswick’s Public Health Department in 2014, serving as Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health and being appointed as Chief Medical Officer of Health in 2015.  In this role, she has worked to promote and advocate for the care and well-being for all New Brunswickers, in particular family physicians, implementing various work-life balance and mental health initiatives. Russell is a member of the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) and the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network Council (PHNC), contributing valuable input to Canada’s national health strategy.

In addition to her medical credentials, Russell is a trained and accomplished musician who has released two swing albums, Double Kiss, released in 2014 and Triple Step in 2019.

Annette Verschuren (’78)

Chair and CEO of NRStor Inc and former President of Home Depot Canada

Biography

Annette Verschuren is Chair and CEO of NRStor Inc., a company that develops, builds and operates energy storage projects.

From 1996 to 2011, Ms. Verschuren was President of The Home Depot Canada where she oversaw the company's growth from 19 to 179 Canadian stores.

Ms. Verschuren is on the Boards of Air Canada, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and Saputo Inc. Additionally, she is Chair of MaRS Discovery District and is Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Ms. Verschuren is an Officer of the Order of Canada and is a Companion of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.  She serves as co-chair of Smart Prosperity and has ten honorary doctorates.

 

2020 honorary degree recipients

Michael de Adder ('91)

Award-winning editorial cartoonist

Biography

Michael de Adder is an award-winning editorial cartoonist and, with more than one million readers per day, he is the most-read cartoonist in the country. He has worked for several publications over the course of his career and currently freelances for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the Toronto Star, The Hill Times, and Counterpoint in the U.S.

De Adder is the recipient of a 2019 Herblock Prize for Editorial Cartooning, which includes a $15,000 cash prize as well as a sterling silver Tiffany trophy.

Margaret Fancy

Librarian emerita and long-time chair of the J.E.A. Crake Foundation

Biography

Margaret Fancy, Mount Allison librarian emerita, has been an irreplaceable part of Mount Allison for the past 50 years both in the library and with the J.E.A Crake Foundation.

Fancy played a key role in shaping the legacy of Dr. J. E. A. Crake, as Chair of the Crake Foundation for three decades. She continues to be a member of the Board of the Foundation whose exemplary philanthropy will support scholarship, teaching, learning, and creative activity at Mount Allison for decades to come. The Crake Foundation also supports the Anglican Church at both diocesan and local levels, as well as projects that enhance the lives of many people in Sackville and nearby communities.

Deborah A. Lyons

Special Representative, Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

Biography

Deborah Lyons was appointed as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of UNAMA in March 2020. She has spearheaded the UN’s support to the ongoing peace efforts, led the preparations for the successful 2020 Afghanistan donor conference in Geneva, while serving as a strong and visible advocate for the rights of all Afghans.

Lyons is a diplomat with 21 years of professional experience in political affairs, international co-operation, and economic development. Most recently she served as Ambassador of Canada to Israel and from 2013 until 2016 as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

She has held several senior positions with Canada’s Department of Global Affairs. She served as Deputy Ambassador for Canada to the United States from 2010 to 2013, Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy and Planning and Chief Strategist, and directorships covering commercial relations, international finance, and technology. Immediately upon entering the foreign service, she served in Tokyo, Japan for five years.

She has also worked with Canada’s Department of Natural Resources, Privy Council Office, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Prior to joining the Government of Canada, Lyons owned and managed an environmental consulting firm.

Ambassador Lyons was recognized for her work in Afghanistan, in the service of the Government of Canada, by the Community of Democracies, and was awarded the Mark Palmer Prize for diplomacy. The Mark Palmer Prize is conferred by the non-governmental International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies to a diplomat who has employed bold and effective means to encourage states and assist civil societies to advance democracy and human rights.

Scott McCain ('78)

Business leader, volunteer, and philanthropist

Biography

Scott McCain has held leadership roles in some of Canada’s iconic organizations — McCain Foods Ltd., where he was recently appointed as Chair of the Board; Maple Leaf Foods; and Mount Allison University to name but three.

Proud of his New Brunswick roots, McCain is a champion and promoter for the Maritime region. A Mount Allison graduate, McCain is well-known for his exemplary contributions in business, community service, post-secondary education, and for his volunteerism and philanthropy.

Robert M. Ogilvie ('67)

Business leader and philanthropist

Biography

Robert M. Ogilvie is one of Canada’s most successful business leaders — most notably in his leadership of Toromont Industries. A former member of Mount Allison’s Board of Regents, his leadership is marked by business growth and a commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Ogilvie’s philanthropy is rooted in the family’s Foundation, which supports projects related to education, health and medicine, environment, and advocacy for the marginalized.

Beth Powning

Award-winning author and community leader

Biography

Beth Powning is an award-winning author and an accomplished photographer. She has also written numerous articles and essays that have been included in publications like Chatelaine, the Toronto StarCanadian Home and Country, and Harrowsmith.

She is a devoted volunteer, sharing her time and gifts with many community organizations.

 

Past honorary degree recipients

1866-1899

1866
George Scott — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1870
Charles Stewart — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1874
William Henry Tuck — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1877
Henry Pope — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1878
James Robert Inch — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1882
John McMurray — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
George Seaton Milligan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Howard Sprague — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1884
John Lathern — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Alfred Augustus Stockton — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Mathew Henry Richey — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1886
Frederic Woods — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1888
Abraham Robert Bain — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Wheelock Burbidge — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
John Burwash — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)

1891
Ralph Brecken — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Thomas Watson Smith — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Josiah Wood — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1893
Byron Crane Borden — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Douglas Chapman — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
James Dove — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Edwin Evans — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Daniel Lionel Hanington — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
W. H. Heartz — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Cranswick Jost — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
George Edwin King — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Benjamin Russell — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Richard Chapman Weldon — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1898
Abner Reid McClelan — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1900-1999

1900
Stephen Fulton Huestis — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
John Read — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Albert Scott White — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1903
H. P. Cowperthwaite — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Thomas B. Flint — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
A. D. Morton — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Jabez Bunting Snowball — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1904
William Young Chapman — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
George Johnson — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Jabez Ayre Rogers — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1907
William Dobson — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
David W. Johnson — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1908
George M. Campbell — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1909
Arthur Cummins Borden — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Benjamin Chappell — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1910
Alexander Perley Barnhill — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Samuel Ainsley Chesley — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Harrison A. McKeown — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1912
George John Bond — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Mark Fenwick — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
William Harrison — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1913
R. P. Bowles — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Snowdon Dunn Scott — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James M. Palmer — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Albert M. Sanford — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1914
Henry Absolum Powell — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
H. A. Sinnott — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1915
Samuel Dwight Chowan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Wellington Graham — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1916
George Steel — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1917
Samuel M. Brookfield — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
William James Gage — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Alexander Robinson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1918
Richard W. Weddall — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1919
William Lawton Goodwin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Alfred Inch — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1920
Walter T.D. Dunn — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Frank W. Nicolson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Johnston Oulton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Aubrey Stephen Tuttle — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1922
William Albert Creelman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1923
Frank Dawson Adams — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Raymond Clare Archibald — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Douglas Bliss Hemmeon — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Samuel Howard — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Arthur Stanley MacKenzie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Clarence Webster — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1924
James Wesley McConnell — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Alfred Seymour Rogers — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Herbert Edgar Thomas — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1925
Egerton Ryerson Morrow Brecken — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
John William Prestwood — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1926
Edwin Henry Colpitts — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Edward Calvin Hennigar — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Clarence MacKinnon — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Samuel Albert Worrell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1927
Frank Bunting Black — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frank Parker Day — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Reginald Ruggles Gates — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Clifford William Robinson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles William Wright — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1928
John Main Trueman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Solomon Pardy Whiteway — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1929
Ernest H. Armstrong — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Richard Bedford Bennett — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Joseph W. Flavelle — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
William Hanson  — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Wilford Burwell Jonah — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1930
Frederick A. Dixon — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Hammond — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Lawrence Killam — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert Chesley Tait — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Abner Whitemarsh — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1931
Allison Hart Borden — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frank Richard Heartz — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Roy Balmer Liddy — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Crawford Simpson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George S. Whitby — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1932
Herbert Ames — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George W. F. Glendenning — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Fletcher Peacock — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Obed Edmund Smith — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1933
Sidney Walker Hunton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Goldwin Smith Lord — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Douglas Steel — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Thomas Mitchell Tweedie — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1934
Frank Fraser Bond — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Thomas Albert Moore — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick Garland Morehouse — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Ryan — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1935
Elmer John Alexander — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Edward Leslie Pidgeon — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Clayton Pincock — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Charles Ross — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1936
Albert Richardson Carman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Albert George Hatcher — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Francis Roberts — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1937
Charles Herbert Huestis — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Alexander Pierce Paterson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Morley Tweedie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1938
Morse Adams Cartwright — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harry Bertram Clarke — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Edward Annand Corbett — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Clara Dennis — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Albert Mansbridge — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Chesley Garfield Mosher — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1939
Clarence Edward Hellens — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Herbert Harold Shaw — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Kerr Sparling — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1940
Arthur Bliss Copp — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Louisa Helena Hart — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Albert Oulton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John William Woodside — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1941
John Simpson Astbury — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Garnet Black — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick William Pirie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1942
Charles George Douglas Roberts — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Howard Perley Robinson — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Maud Maxwell Vesey — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)

1943
Richard Burpee Hanson — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Rupert Carlyle Hollis Hallett — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Harry Ernest Kendall — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Wilson McKiel — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Charles Puddester — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1944
Ralph Pickard Bell — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Martin Garfield Fox — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1945
James Noel Brunton — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
Norman Coll — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Harry Jasper Humphrey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Hayward Parlee — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick William Patterson — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Ivan Cleveland Rand — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Sidney Earle Smith — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Winnifred Fletcher Thomas — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Albert William Trueman — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Thomas John Watson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1946     
Harold Eugene Bigelow — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick Phillip Grove — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Hugh Harrison — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Alexander Enoch Kerr — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Percival John Montague — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
 
1947
Richard Orland Atkinson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Henry Gundy — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Gordon Dinwiddie Kilpatrick — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Adelaide L. MacLaughlin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick Henry Sexton — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1948
William Maxwell Aitken — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Clement Chandler Avard — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Norman Arthur Hesler — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ethel Johns — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Arnold Kent — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sir Gordon MacDonald — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Lloyd W. Shaw — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Alice Lusk Webster — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1949
Norman Thompson Avard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Richard Bird — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Viscount Alexander of Tunis, Harold Rupert Leofric George — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Marjorie Steele Hallett — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Finlay Eldon MacDiarmid — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Calvin Macfarlane — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Robert Henry Winters — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1950     
Frederick William Wallet DesBarres — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Angus Alexander MacLeod — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Ira Percy MacNab — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Thomas Ewan McLennan — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
William Bartlett Perry — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Arthur Gordon Pentz — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
William Gladstone Watson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1951
Harry Orr McCurry — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Babbitt NcNair — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Horatio Ray Milner — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Gordon Alfred Sisco — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1952     
Charles Bruce — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Richard Edgar Heartz — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Stanley Likely — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Clarence MacKinnon Nicholson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Theodore S. Outerbridge — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Louis Stephen St. Laurent — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1953
Harry Stanley Bland — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Alan Emerson Cameron — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert Harris Chapman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Benjamin Chalmers Salter — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
William John West — Honorary of Civil Law (DCL)
William Harold Young — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1954
Elias Andrews — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Henrietta Elizabeth Banting — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Nelles Victor Buchanan — Honorary of Civil Law (DCL)
Arthur Sidney Butt — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Leslie Edward Cooke — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Walter Benjamin Cowan — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Vega Mathilde Dawson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Annie Alice Dickinson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Dorey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sir James Hamet Dunn — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
William Benton North Evans — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Muriel Florence Elizabeth Fergusson — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Jean Gordon Forbes — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Edward James Oxley Fraser — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Alice May Harrison — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Margaret Lillian (Harrington) Hockin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harriet Joanna Jost — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Teruko Komyo — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Colin Bridges MacKay — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Elizabeth Amelia McLeod — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Bonar Ferguson Mundle — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Herbert Frater Starr Paisley — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John McClary Pritchard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Anne Louise Read — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Jabez Melville Rice — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Colin Augustus Roberts — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Mary Josephine Strothard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Alma Eliza Weldon — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Kenneth Yohan-Masih — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)

1955
Hugh John Flemming — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Roy Fraser — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Leon Gass — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Stephen Godfrey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold MacPherson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick Carl Manning — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Escott Meredith Reid — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
​​​​​​Claude DeVere Taylor — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1956
Chesley George Eddy — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Karl Osler Elderkin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Tai Young Hahm — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Henry Davies Hicks — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ernest Campbell MacMillan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Alexander Robb — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur Sagar Robinson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1957
Sir Grantley Herbert Adams — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Graham Fraser Cameron — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Mary Helen Creighton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Cyrus Stephen Eaton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Sydney Gilchrist — Cyrus Eaton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur Thomas Gregory Harrison — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Stephen Moosai-Maharaj — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Howard Wilkinson Outerbridge — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Kenneth Borden Palmer — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Lorne Pierce — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Grace Avard Tomkinson — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)

1958
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Chief the Hon. Sir Kofo Abayomi — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Marjorie Young Bell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Victor Lloyd Butterfield — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Fraser Comfort — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Clement-Marie Cormier — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Aida McAnn Flemming — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Arthur Forbes — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Clarence Decatur Howe — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Herman Watson Jamer — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Gwilym James — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Herbert Johnson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Arnold Keys — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Angus MacLean — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick Mayer Meek — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harry Christopher Mills — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Sutherland Thomson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Alfred Ernest Whitehead — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Lloyd Garrison Williams — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Russell Yuill — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1959
Annie Almira Dickson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John George Diefenbaker — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Christina Anna MacInnes — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Angus James MacQueen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Louis Joel Mordell — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Charles Perry Stacey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1960
John Peter Hagen — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Roy Adelbert Jodrey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Alonzo Jonah — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Warren Lloyd Langille — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Graham Stewart MacKenzie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frederick Robert Matthews — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Frank William Nicks — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Laura Christine Pepper — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
 
1961
Jean Lesage — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
James Alexander Fraser — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Donald Gordon MacGregor — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Alexander Murray MacKay — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Jane Elizabeth MacNeill — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Kenneth Albert Parker— Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Louis Joseph Robichaud — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Kenneth Sapwell Wyatt — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)

1962     
Viscount Derick Heathcoat Amory — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Marion Harrison Machum Bennett — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Alexander Kirkland Cairncross — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Herman Northrop Frye — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Katherine Jean MacLeod MacKay — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Campbell Leonard MacPherson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Herbert William Read — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Walter Russell Shaw — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frank Leslie West — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Herbert Mariner Wood — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1963
Nina Fried Cohen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Roy Crabtree — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Frederick Johns — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Mabel Lena Windsor Killam — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Wilmot Balloch Main — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Earle McLaughlin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur Bruce Barbour Moore — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ella Lauchner Smith — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Hugh Stuart Sutherland — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Withrow Vaughan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1964
William Thomas Ross Flemington — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Arthur Gairdner — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Henri Paul Gerin-Lajoie — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
John Griffith McConnell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Ralph Mutchmor — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Gladys Edith Muttart — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Joseph Leonard O' Brien — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Francis Ethelbert Louis Priestley — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Doris Stuart Runciman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1965
Robert Hamilton Hubbard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles Nelson Gregg — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert Hamilton Hubbard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert Cannon Rae — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Francis Ryan — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Hugh Joseph Somers — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Donald Arthur Thompson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Orlando Harold Warwick — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1966
James MacDonald Richardson Beveridge — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Jean Boucher — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Grant Campbell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Celia Franca — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Winston Edward Hickey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Martin Mandell Hoffman — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
William Mould — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Albert Edgar Ritchie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Boyle Sawdon — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Suzanne Silvercruys — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arnold Maria Walter — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)

1967
Samuel Nathan Cohen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Wiggins Fisher — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Wilfred Newman Hall — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Kenneth MacLeod — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur Charles Neish — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Ira Edwin Puddington — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
William Harold Rea — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John George Russell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur Chalkley Simpkins — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Francis Gilman Stanley — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)

1968
Clayton Amos Baxter — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Kenneth Frederick Byrd — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Alexander Colville — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James Russell Crawford — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Yousuf Karsh — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Henry Poole MacKeen — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Robert William Moncel — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Moses Osborne Morgan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Isaac Smith — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

1969
Wallace Samuel Bird — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
James Stanley Bowen — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Stephen Douglas Clark — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Edgar Davidson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Forbes Elliot — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Morgan Gray — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Spensley Hamer — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Oakah L. Jones — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Burton Seely Keirstead — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Leon Lortie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Hugh MacLennan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harry Edward Mason — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Pamela Ann McDougall — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Daniel Roland Michener — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Michel Adelard Savoie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Lea Chapman Steeves — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1970
Brunswick Edward Wallace Barnhill — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Gwendolyn McDonald Black — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ralph Betts Brenan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert Broughton Bryce — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Fraser Fowler Fulton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Edwin Hodgetts — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Clarence Hood — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Francis Primrose MacLellan — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Lister Sinclair — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Jean-Guy Sylvestre — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)

1971
Olga Bernice Bishop — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
H. Elizabeth Collard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur Holmes Crockett — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Henry E. Duckworth — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John H. Melville Rice — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sister Catherine S.C. Wallace — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Roy McKeen Wiles — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James G. Wright — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1972
Zoltan Paul Dienes — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur James Ebbutt — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Pascoe Fawcett — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Parkin Grant — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Albert Hickman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Allison Heartz Johnson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harold Lee Nutter — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Christopher Pratt — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Eugene Preston Smith — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Randolph Carleton Chalmers — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1973
Robertson Davies — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Eugene Alfred Forsey — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Gratien Gelinas — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Ralph Barker Gustafson — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
George Wallace Ferguson McCain — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Philip Warburton Oland — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William Cyril Desmond Pacey — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
William Wright Reid — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1974
John Beckwith — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
Francis E. Chaplin — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
Ralph B. Hood — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Maureen Forrester — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
George Johnston — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Hedard-Joseph Robichaud — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Edward C. Wood — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1975
Vernon D'Orsay Crawford — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Richard B. Hatfield — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Katharine B. Hockin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Livingstone Basil Johnson — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Jean Margaret Laurence — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Jessie B. Mifflen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sylvia Ostry — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Joseph Owens — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)

1976
Laurence Harold Cragg — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Elbridge A. Kirker  — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Charles B. Lynch — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Donald I. Macintosh — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Donald W. McLauchlan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Harry S. Morton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1977
Romeo-Adrien LeBlanc — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Helen Ruth Humphrey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Peters Humphrey — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Ronald James Baker — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1978
William H. Barton — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
W. J. "Jack" Davis — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Donald M. Fergusson— Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Allan G. Gornall — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
John Webster Grant — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Lawren P. Harris — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Ignatieff — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1979
Alfred G. Bailey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Dorothy Louise Davidson — Honorary Doctor of Literature (D.Litt)
Antonine Maillet — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Hsio-Yen Shih — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Edward Richard Shreyer — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Thomas H. B. Symons — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George M. Tuttle — Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD)
Mervyn A. Upham — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1980
Dorothy J. Armstrong — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Allan E. Blakeney — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Monroe D. Donsker — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Robert B. Killam — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Oscar E. Peterson — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
John N. Turner — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Edgar T. Williams — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Ernest P. Weeks — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)

1981
Joseph Laurence Black — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
William A. Broidy — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John MacLennan Buchanan — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
John Ernest Alexander Crake — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Kenneth Merwin Curtis — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Rutherford James "Max" Hickey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Janis Kalnins — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
Margaret Fawcett Norrie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Allison Graham Patterson — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)

1982
Alfred J. Casson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Donald H. Harron — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Albert W. Johnson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Mavor Moore — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles S. A. Ritchie — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Graham Spry — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ruth L. Stanley — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1983
William H. Feindel — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Clementina M. P. Godfrey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sidney Allan Hopper — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Charles H. Llewellyn — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Edward B. Pulford — Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
Ian E. L. H. Rusted — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Chester B. Stewart — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1984
Chinua Achebe — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Molly J. Bobak — Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
James K. Chapman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Florine Despres — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
William Ian MacKenzie Turner — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Constance Irene Young — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1985
William Stanley Hayes Crawford — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Jean-Louis Levesque — Honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
Donald S. Rickerd — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Wilfred Cantwell Smith — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
R. Howard Webster — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1986
Inez Marie Flemington — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Rowland Cardwell Frazee — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Donald John MacLean — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arnold Naimark — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Cyril Francis Poole — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sidney Alexander Reeves — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Cedric E. Ritchie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1987
Thomas DeVany Forrestall — Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
Keith Usherwood Ingold — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1988
Frederick William Cogswell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Stephen Lewis — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Desmond M. Tutu — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Lois M. Wilson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1989
John Seaman Bates — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Roberta Lynn Bondar — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Daniel Price Erichsen Brown — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Donald Alexander Cameron — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Brian Dickson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Leonard Ellen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Webster Grant - Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Howard Gray — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Morton Grew — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sheila Anne Hellstrom — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Anna C. Mahase — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David George Pitt — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ross Elmore Robertson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Grace Margaret Sparkes — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1990
Sang Chul Lee — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert Lorne Stanfield — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Shirley Lavinia Thomson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1991
Harold Purdy Crawford — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frank Joseph McKenna — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Geoffrey Barss Payzant — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Bertha Wilson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1992
Violet Balestreri Archer — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
Geraldine A. Kenney-Wallace — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)
Herbert Lench Pottle  — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Mary Frances Pratt — Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
Stuart Lyon Smith — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1993
John Louis Bragg — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Wilfred MacKenzie Carter — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Gilbert Finn — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Lois Marshall — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)

1994
Rosalie Silberman Abella — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Kim Bell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1995
Jeanne M. Toner Brennan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Douglas I. MacEachern — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Margaret Norrie McCain — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Michael Smith — Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)

1996
Catherine Callbeck — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
James F. Hankinson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Mitsuo Miyata — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1997
Albert Levi — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Donald J. Savoie — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ruth Boswell Schiller — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
John Hayden Woods — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1998
William S. Hoar — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sister Elaine MacInnes — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert MacNeil — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ronald V. Joyce — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1999
George Archibald — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Peter Mansbridge — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2000-2019

2000
James A. MacMurray — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Kelly E. Meighen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Michael A. Meighen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Marilyn Trenholme Counsell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
L. R. C. "Red" Wilson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2001
Elisabeth Carrier — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
J. E. Michel Bastarache — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2002
Ruth Goldbloom — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Heather B. M. Johnston — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Derek Price — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Patrick Watson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2003
Lydia Adams — Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus)
Adrienne Clarkson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Reuben Cohen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Ian Hanoomansing — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Fredrick Raymond MacKinnon — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Ralston Saul — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
George Kingsley Ward — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2004
Maude Barlow — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Herménégilde Chiasson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Muriel Duckworth — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Bernard Imbeault — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Flora MacDonald — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2005
Julie Payette — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Cuthbert M. Sebastian — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Frances Read Smith — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Michael Wu — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2006
Cynthia Good — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Hobartson A. James Wedderburn — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Robert Winsor — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2007
W. Edmund "Ed" Clark — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Judith Maxwell — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Elizabeth May — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Fraser Mustard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2008
Aldéa Landry — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Kevin Lynch — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Adams Richards — Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
Donald R. Sobey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2009
Sally Armstrong — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John Christodoulou — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur "Art" Hanson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Suzie LeBlanc — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2010
Brent Hawkes — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
J. James "Jim" Keith — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Graydon Nicholas — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Samantha Nutt — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Heather Reisman — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Sobey — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2011
Edward Burtynsky — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Douglas Coupland — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sheila Fraser — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Johnston — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Wendy Nielsen — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Shelagh Rogers — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2012
Moira W. Brown — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Steven Pinker — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
David Schindler — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sheila Watt-Cloutier — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2013
James D. Irving — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Deepa Mehta — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Bernard Richard — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Janet Rossant — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2014
John De Chastelain — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Dawn MacNutt — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Paul Martin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2015
France Daigle — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Lawrence Hill — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Matthew Jocelyn — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Kevin Vickers — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2016
Roberta Jamieson — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Verna J. Kirkness — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arthur B. McDonald — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
John P. Smol — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2017
Louise Arbour — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Barbara Hannigan — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Michael J. Kirby — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Vianne Timmons — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2018
Sandra Crabtree — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Arlen Dumas — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Waneek Horn-Miller — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Bharat Masrani— Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Beverly McLachlin — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2019
David Booth — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Andrea Colfer — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Drew Hayden Taylor — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sharon Johnston — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Sheldon Levy — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Marguerite Maillet — Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD)

 

Nominations

The Honorary Degrees Committee, which consists of representatives of Senate, students, and Board of Regents, considers nominations from members of the broader University community and from its own members, and it recommends for the consideration of Senate those persons whom it determines best meet the stated criteria.

To nominate: persons wishing to nominate individuals for honorary degrees should complete the Nomination for Honorary Degree form (pdf) at any time.

For procedures and criteria used by the Honorary Degrees Committee, and a list of current members, visit the Senate website.

Members of the community are encouraged to consider nominating people from all walks of life. When granting an honorary degree, we are projecting our values and vision to our community.