Terms of Reference

Approved by Council, June 2006.

  1. To recommend to Senate for approval persons worthy of the conferment of an honorary degree and the appropriate degree for each such person.
  2. To appoint Orators for recipients of honorary degrees.
  3. To recommend to Council and Senate the waiving of Ordinance 14.12 if necessary when appointing Orators for recipients of honorary degrees.
  4. To recommend to Senate the criteria for honorary degree nominations.
  5. To recommend to Senate the annual award of the Chancellor's Medal.
  6. To determine the procedures for submission and consideration of honorary degree nominations and subsequent award of honorary degrees.

Procedural Rules

Appointment of Chair: The Vice-Chancellor takes the Chair.

Membership: The Vice-Chancellor/Two members of Council who are not members of Senate elected by Council/Four members elected by Senate and hold academic posts at the University, of whom two shall be members of Senate

Co-option: See Council Standing Orders 16(iv) and 16(v)

Alternates: See Council Standing Orders 17(iii) to (iv)

Quorum: One third of the membership (Council Standing Order 16(vi)).

Rules of voting: None specified.

Minutes: Submitted to Senate.