Presidential Committees

Honorary Appointments Committee


The Honorary Appointments Committee considers nominations for recipients of the title “emeritus/emeriti” and for recipients of honorary degrees. The Committee is chaired by the President and is comprised of:

  • the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
  • the Vice-President, University Advancement 
  • one member of the Board of Governors
  • two faculty members elected by General Faculties Council
  • two deans appointed by Deans’ Council
  • one holder of an honorary degree or of the designation “emeritus” appointed by the President

The Committee meets on an as-needed basis

Membership 2016/2017

David Docherty, President (Chair)Ex officio
Paul Rossmann, Vice-President, University AdvancementEx officio
VACANT, Board of Governors 
Elaine Mullen, Associate Professor, Department of EnglishJune 2017
Ruth Murdoch, Associate Professor, SpeechJune 2017
Jeff Keshen, Dean, Faculty of ArtsJune 2017
Carol Shepstone, University LibrarianJune 2018

For additionnal information on nominations for honourary degree and emeritus candidates, please click on the following links:

For further information, contact:

Jane O'Connor

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