Honorary Degrees Committee

The Honorary Degrees Committee’s  primary role is to consider nominations for honorary degrees and make recommendations to the Senate. Ultimate  approval of decisions on whether to offer honorary degrees to a particular candidate rests with the Senate.

The Committee meets bi-annually, in October and April/May, with its recommendations being considered by the Senate at its November and June meetings. Occasionally nominations are considered by circulation.

The Honorary Degrees Committee also, from time to time, reviews the University’s practices and procedures in regard to honorary degrees and makes recommendations to the Senate, as appropriate.

Access further details about Honorary Degrees and the nomination process is available from here.

The Procedure to Revoke Award of an Honorary Degree can be found here.

Remit

Remit

The Honorary Degrees Committee’s primary role is to consider nominations for honorary degrees and make recommendations to the Senate. Ultimate approval of decisions on whether to offer honorary degrees to a particular candidate rests with the Senate.

The Honorary Degrees Committee also, from time to time, reviews the University’s practices and procedures in regard to honorary degrees and makes recommendations to the Senate, as appropriate.

Composition and Membership

Composition and Quorum:

Convener:            

  • Principal

Membership:        

  • Senior Vice-Principal
  • Vice-Principal (Education)
  • Vice-Principal (Research)
  • Vice-Principal (International Partnerships)     
  • University Secretary
  • 12 Members of the Senate, on a gender balanced basis, appointed by the Senate Business Committee for a four year term of office
  • President of the Students' Association

 

Quorum:                50%

 

Membership

  • George Boyne
  • Karl Leydecker
  • Peter McGeorge
  • Marion Campbell
  • Richard Wells
  • Caroline Inglis
  • Cecilia Wallback
  • Vacant
  • Samantha Miller
  • Michelle Pinard
  • Rachel Shanks
  • Heather Wallace
  • Paul Nimmo
  • John Lamb
  • Neil Vargesson
  • Ilia Xypolia
  • Celso Grebogi
  • Scott Styles
  • Frauke Jürgensen
  • Rachael Bernard (Clerk)
Attendance

2019-20

Name

Role

24 October 2019

27 April 2020

George Boyne Principal and Convener    

Karl Leydecker 

Senior Vice-Principal    
Peter McGeorge Vice-Principal (Teaching)    
Marion Campbell Vice-Principal (Research)    
Richard Wells Vice-Principal (International Partnerships)     
Caroline Inglis Secretary    
Vacant Student President    
Igor Guz Member of Senate    
Samantha Miller Member of Senate    
Michelle Pinard Member of Senate    
Rachel Shanks Member of Senate    
Paul Nimmo Member of Senate    
John Lamb Member of Senate    
Neil Vargesson Member of Senate    
Ilia Xypolia Member of Senate    
Celso Grebogi Member of Senate    
Scott Styles Member of Senate    
Frauke Jurgensen Member of Senate    
Rachael Bernard Clerk