Terms of reference

  • To recommend to Senate for approval persons worthy of the conferment of an honorary degree and the appropriate degree for each such person.
  • To recommend to Council for approval persons worthy of a President's Award.
  • To appoint Orators for recipients of honorary degrees.
  • To recommend to Council and Senate the waiving of Ordinance 14.12 if necessary when appointing Orators for recipients of honorary degrees.
  • To recommend to Senate the criteria for honorary degree and President's Awards nominations.
  • To recommend to Senate the annual award of the Chancellor's Medal.
  • To determine the procedures for submission and consideration of honorary degree and President's Awards nominations and the subsequent award of these honours.

Procedural Rules

Appointment of Chair

The Vice-Chancellor takes the Chair.

Membership

Membership consists of:

  • the Vice-Chancellor
  • two members of Council who are not members of Senate elected by Council
  • four members of Academic Staff, two of whom are members of Senate, elected by Senate
  • one Students' Union Officer, appointed by Nominations Committee
  • one member of Professional Services Staff, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor

Co-option

See Standing Orders for Joint Committees of Council and Senate.

Alternates

See Standing Orders for Joint Committees of Council and Senate.

Quorum

There shall be a quorum at meetings of one-third of the membership. See Standing Orders for Joint Committees of Council and Senate.

Rules of voting

There are no specified rules for voting.

Minutes

Minutes are submitted to Senate.

Resources

The Chancellor's Medal

Version information

Owner: Honorary Degrees Committee
Version number:
Approval Date: June 2006
Approved By: Senate and Council
Date of last review: November 2021