The Senate Honorary Degree Committee is responsible for recommending suitable persons for the award of honorary degrees from Carleton University.
Committee Terms of Reference
- The Honorary Degrees Committee has the responsibility of recommending to Senate suitable persons for the award of honorary degrees from Carleton University.
- The Committee, in making nominations for honorary degrees, will consider merit based on the following criteria:
(i) A distinguished contribution to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, public service or humanitarian endeavours, or
(ii) A notable association with, and/or service to, Carleton University.
- In its recommendations the Committee will use its best efforts to provide a balanced representation between scholarly disciplines, service and other fields of accomplishment.
- The Committee will normally bring recommendations for honorary degrees to the Senate near the beginning of each Calendar year.
Duration of Term
- Faculty members and the Alumni representative serve for a three-year term (renewable)
- Student members serve for a one-year term
- The President (ex officio)
- The Vice-President (Research and International) (Chair) (ex officio)
- The Clerk of Senate who serves as Secretary (ex officio)
- Five members of faculty (one from each line Faculty) recommended by the Deans and elected by Senate
- One retired faculty member elected by Senate
- A representative of the Alumni Association nominated by the Alumni Association
- One undergraduate student member elected by Senate
- One graduate student elected by Senate
- Director, Communications and Community Relations (Resource)
Click here to learn more about Carleton University Honorary Degrees and the nomination process.