Nominate an honorary degree recipient

Each year, the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees recommends to Senate candidates for honorary degrees to be awarded at the spring and fall convocations

There are three general categories of people upon whom the University confers honorary degrees:

i) those who are distinguished scholars or who have made outstanding contributions to the creative and performing arts

ii) those who have distinguished reputations in the area of public service at the national or international level, or who have had long and distinguished careers in professions such as law, or educators, for example; and

iii) those who have made important and noteworthy contributions to McMaster University and/or the local community.

Members of the McMaster community are invited to nominate appropriate candidates for the Committee’s consideration. Nomination forms are available at or by contacting the University Secretariat at the contact information below.

All nominations should be submitted by Friday, October 5, 2012 to:

Chair, Committee on Honorary Degrees

c/o University Secretariat, McMaster University

1280 Main Street West, GH-210

Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8