Honorary Appointments Committee


The Honorary Appointments Committee considers nominations for recipients of the title "emeritus/emerita" and for recipients of honorary degrees.

Honorary Appointments Committee Charter

Membership 2020-2021

Name Title Role  Term
Tim Rahilly President and Vice-Chancellor Chair Ex officio
Elizabeth Evans Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic Member Ex officio
Paul Rossmann Vice-President, University Advancement Member Ex officio
Meagan Bowler Dean, University Library  Member (appointed by Provost's Council) June 30, 2022
Jennifer Pettit Dean, Faculty of Arts  Member (appointed by Provost's Council) June 30, 2022
Doug King Faculty Member, Faculty of Arts Member (elected by GFC) June 30, 2022
Liza Choi Faculty Member, Faculty of Health, Community and Education Member (elected by GFC) June 30, 2022
Dawn Farrell Member of the Board of Governors Member (appointed by the Board of Governors) June 30, 2023
Jane O'Connor University Secretary Resource
Kathy Homer Assistant University Secretary, Recording Secretary Resource

Honorary Degrees

Honorary degrees are awarded in recognition of an individual's outstanding achievement in the academic, private or public sector. Successful candidates are chosen based on their longstanding affinity with Mount Royal University, and exemplary leadership in Calgary, Alberta and across the country.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Guidelines for the Awarding of Honorary Degrees at Mount Royal University

Nomination form for an Honorary Degree Candidate Academic Emeritus/Emerita Designation The emeritus/emerita designation is an award that recognizes the outstanding, distinguished contributions of a retired individual to the academic life of Mount Royal University. As an award that recognizes distinguished service, it is not bestowed automatically. It is bestowed by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of General Faculties Council and the Mount Royal Honorary Appointments Committee. Once granted, the title is held continually at the pleasure of the Board of Governors of Mount Royal University.


Academic Emeriti Recipients

Academic Emeritus/Emerita Designation Policy

Academic Emeritus/Emerita Designation Procedures

Nomination Form for an Academic Emeritus/Emerita Candidate



  • December 15 for Spring Convocation
  • March 15 for Fall Convocation

For further information, contact:

University Secretariat

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