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 2017-2018

David Docherty, President (Chair)Ex officio
Paul Rossmann, Vice-President, University AdvancementEx officio
Lesley Brown, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Keri Smith, Board of GovernorsJune 2018
Tanya Stogre, Assistant Professor, Department of EducationJune 2019
Ruth Murdoch, Associate Professor, School of Communication StudiesJune 2018
Jennifer Pettit, Interim Dean, Faculty of ArtsJune 2018
Meagan Bowler, University LibrarianJune 2018

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

For further information, contact:

Jane O'Connor

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