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Honorary Degrees 1990 - Present

Please note: this list of honorary degrees is periodically updated. Additional information on degree recipients can be found in our convocation programs, which are scanned and available online at http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/24829 and are also available in the University Archives.

 

October 2016

Name: Degree:
Dr. Joelle (Joey) Berdugo Adler Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. Thomas (Tim) Moore Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa

May 2016

Name: Degree:
Dr. Douglas McGregor Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. Bassam Nahas Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. Kim Phuc Phan Thi Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Maureen Reid Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Pauline Scott Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Annette Verschuren Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa

January 2016

Name: Degree:
Dr. John Richard Bond Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Dr. Colleen Mary Johnston Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa

October 2015

Name: Degree:
Dr. Jean Paul Deveau Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. A. Wayne MacKay Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Brian O’Brien Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa

May 2015

Name: Degree:
Dr. Taleb Abidali Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Monique Leroux Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. John McArthur Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. Terry O’Reilly Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. John Sullivan Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Dr. Julie Toskan-Casale Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa

January 2015

Name: Degree:
Dr. C. Mark Cleary Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Claire Miller Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa
Dr. Gerry Pond Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. Michele Wood-Tweel, F.C.A. Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa

 October 2014

Name: Degree:
Dr. Don Connolly Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Rania Llewellyn Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa
Dr. Fred MacGillivray Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa

May 2014

Name: Degree:
Bonnie Brooks Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Major-General Blaise Cathcart Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Judith Irving Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa
Dr. Ivar Mendez Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Dr. Neil Turok Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa

January 2014

Name: Degree:
Flemming, Brian Doctor of Civil Law
Lecker, Sheri Doctor of Civil Law

 October 2013

Name: Degree:
Toney-Shay Knockwood, Isabelle Doctor of Civil Law
MacDonald, Colin Doctor of Commerce
Mercer, Terry Doctor of Civil Law

May 2013

Name: Degree:
Beker, Jeanne Doctor of Civil Law
Robertson, Heather Doctor of Commerce
Oliver, Donald Doctor of Civil Law
Allan, Elyse Doctor of Fine Arts
Medjuck, Ralph Doctor of Civil Law

January 2013

Name: Degree:
Chris Power Doctor of Civil Law
George Han Hwa Kwan Doctor of Civil Law

October 2012

Name: Degree:
Besim Halef Honorary Doctorate of Commerce
Gloria McCluskey Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law
Edward McBride Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law
Fred Smithers Honorary Doctorate of Commerce

May 2012

Name: Degree:
Robert Pace Honorary Doctorate of Commerce
Dennis Deters Honorary Doctor of Civil Law
Arlene Dickinson Honorary Doctorate of Commerce
Mayann E. Francis Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law
Jim Lotz Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law
Stuart McLean Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law

 


January 2012

Name: Degree:
Hayes, Lawrence (Larry) J. Doctor of Civil Law
Riteman, Philip Doctor of Civil Law

October 2011

Name: Degree:
George, Fred Doctor of Commerce
Godsoe, Dale Doctor of Civil Law
McCarthy, Danny Doctor of Commerce

May 2011

Name: Degree:
Aucoin, Peter Doctor of Civil Law
Dennis, Sarah Doctor of Commerce
Gillis, Helen Doctor of Civil Law
Hardy, Leica Doctor of Fine Arts
Savoie, Donald Doctor of Civil Law
Sobey, Paul D. Doctor of Commerce

October 2010

Name: Degree:
Bennet, James Honoris Causa
Moore, Jeff and Debra Doctor of Civil Law

May 2010

Name: Degree:
Durland, J. Michael Doctor of Commerce
Dyer, Paul Doctor of Commerce
Gilfoy, Neville Doctor of Civil Law
Irving, Sandra Doctor of Civil Law
Mongeau, Claude Doctor of Commerce
Rowe, Patricia Doctor of Science

October 2009

Name: Degree:
Dr. Frederic Wien Doctor of Civil Law
Bernard Riordon Doctor of Civil Law

May 2009

Name: Degree:
Armitage, Steve Doctor of Civil Law
Fares, Wadih Doctor of Commerce
Kinnear, James Doctor of Commerce
Moore, Sister Dorothy Doctor of Civil Law
Nutt, Samantha Doctor of Civil Law
Swinemar, Dianne Doctor of Civil Law

 


October 2008

Name: Degree:
Clarke, George Elliott Doctor of Letters
de Chastelain, General John Doctor of Civil Law
Young, Carol D. Doctor of Civil Law

May 2008

Name: Degree:
Badawi, Jamal Doctor of Civil Law
Donahoe, Arthur Richard Doctor of Laws
Mooney, Gary Doctor of Commerce
Smithers, Nancy Doctor of Civil Law

October 2007

Name: Degree:
Borden, Walter Doctor of Civil Law
Fairfax, Reverend Donald Doctor of Civil Law
Moore, Hon. Wilfred P. Doctor of Laws

May 2007

Name: Degree:
Duckworth, Muriel Doctor of Civil Law
Freeman, Hon. Myra Doctor of Civil Law
Grace, David Doctor of Commerce
Hope, David Doctor of Commerce
Leahey, Stephen Doctor of Civil Law
Rae, Capt. Andrew Doctor of Civil Law

October 2006

Name: Degree:
Chard, Elizabeth A. Doctor of Civil Law
Deveau, Louis E. Doctor of Commerce
McCreath, Hon. Peter L. Doctor of Civil Law

May 2006

Name: Degree:
Belliveau, Robert G. Doctor of Laws
Connolly, Patrick J. Doctor of Civil Law
de Nerciat , Baroness May Man-Yue Sun Doctor of Civil Law
Kennedy, Joseph P. Doctor of Laws
MacDonald, Marjorie-Anne Doctor of Letters
Roche, Douglas Doctor of Civil Law

October 2005

Name: Degree:
MacDonald, Michael Doctor of Commerce
Pobihushchy, Sid Doctor of Civil Law
van Gurp, Hendrika M. Doctor of Civil Law

May 2005

Name: Degree:
Clarke, Lorne O. Doctor of Laws
Homburg, Richard Doctor of Commerce
West, Anne Doctor of Letters
Luckett, Pete Doctor of Civil Law
Moorehead, Colleen Doctor of Civil Law
Perinbam, Lewis Doctor of Civil Law

November 14, 2004

Name: Degree:
F. Wayne Adams Doctor of Civil Law
George L. Barron Doctor of Science
Janet F. Kitz Doctor of Letters
Chief Lawrence Paul Doctor of Civil Law

March 28, 2004

Name: Degree:
Ken Dryden  Doctor of Civil Law

May 21, 2004

Name: Degree:
Sara H. Basson Doctor of Civil Law
Daniel M. Brownlow Doctor of Civil Law
Burris Devanney Doctor of Civil Law
Graham W. Dennis Doctor of Civil Law
Frank J. Hayden Doctor of Civil Law
Marjorie M. Scardino Doctor of Commerce

November 9, 2003

Name: Degree:
Krishna Ahooja-Patel Doctor of Letters
Malachi C. Jones Doctor of Laws
Kenneth F. Moore Doctor of Civil Laws

June 5, 2003

Name: Degree:
Mary Robinson Doctor of Civil Laws

May 23, 2003

Name: Degree:
Harold G. Coward Doctor of Civil Laws
Flora Isabel MacDonald Doctor of Civil Laws
Carloyn S. Shoemaker Doctor of Science
Luca Codignola Doctor of Letters
J. Chalmers Doane Doctor of Fine Arts
Nancy L. Knowlton Doctor of Commerce

May 24, 2002

Name: Degree:
William J. Bryson SJ Doctor of Civil Laws
John Savage Doctor of Civil Laws
Simon Spatz Doctor of Civil Laws
Phyllis Grosskurth  Doctor of Letters
Terence Kelly  Doctor of Fine Arts
James J. “Skip” Oliver Doctor of Laws
Mansfield (Jim) Brock Doctor of Commerce

October 27, 2002

Name: Degree:
Hon. Alan Rockwell Abraham Doctor of Civil Laws
Anne M. Fawcett Doctor of Commerce
Daniele Sauvageau Doctor of Civil Laws
Austin Willis Doctor of Fine Arts

October 21, 2001

Name: Degree:
Cora de Jong Greenaway Doctor of Fine Arts
John George Flemming Doctor of Civil Laws
Paul M. Tellier Doctor of Civil Laws

October 4, 2001

Name: Degree:
Jean Beliveau Doctor of Civil Laws

May 15, 2001

Name: Degree:
Mary Ashworth Doctor of Education
Terence Richard Boyd Donahoe Doctor of Laws
Sara Lee Lewis Doctor of Letters
Garnet Brown Doctor of Commerce
E. Leo Kolber Doctor of Laws
David Palmer Petrie Doctor of Science

October 22, 2000

Name: Degree:
Elizabeth Ann Duggan Doctor of Sciences
Constance R. Glube Doctor of Laws
Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi Doctor of Civil Laws

May 12, 2000

Name: Degree:
Guy L. Noel Doctor of Civil Laws
Terrance Michael Punch Doctor of Letters
Bruce S. C. Oland Doctor of Letters

October 17, 1999

Name: Degree:
A. Kevin Francis Doctor of Commerce
Richard E. Franklin Doctor of Commerce
Eligio M. Gaudio Doctor of Commerce
Gao Shan Doctor of Commerce
Irwin D. Simon Doctor of Commerce
Grace White Doctor of Commerce

May 13, 1999

Name: Degree:
Scott D. Tremaine Doctor of Science
C. William Eliot Doctor of Letters
Doane Hallett Doctor of Laws
Martha L. Jodrey Doctor of Education

October 25, 1998

Name: Degree:
Tadashi Okudaira Doctor of Education

October 9, 1998

Name: Degree:
Mary McAleese Doctor of Civil Laws

May 11, 1998

Name: Degree:
Edward John Flinn Doctor of Laws
Linda Carvery Doctor of Letters
Sheree Lynn Fitch Doctor of Letters
Sherman Hines Doctor of Letters
John G. Keith Doctor of Commerce

October 19, 1997

Name: Degree:
John Amagoalik Doctor of Civil Law
Jack Buckley Doctor of Civil Law
Diane Marie Francis Doctor of Commerce
Linda Moore Doctor of Letters

May 12, 1997

Name: Degree:
I. King Jordan Doctor of Civil Laws
Robert P. Kelly Doctor of Commerce
Tomas B. Berry Doctor of Letters
Douglas Fetherling Doctor of Letters

October 20, 1996

Name: Degree:
P. Michael Maher Doctor of Commerce
Diane E. McGarry Doctor of Commerce
J. Phillip Vaughan Doctor of Science

May 15, 1996

Name: Degree:
J. Bruce MacKinnon Doctor of Letters
Donald Graham Tremaine Doctor of Civil Laws
Louis R. Comeau Doctor of Commerce
Vigdis Finnbogadottir Doctor of Civil Law
Leo Margolis Doctor of Science

October 22, 1995

Name: Degree:
R. Irene d’Entremont Doctor of Commerce
Ron Wallace Doctor of Civil Laws

May 12, 1995

Name: Degree:
Sylvia D. Hamilton Doctor of Letters
Frank Stronach Doctor of Commerce
R. David Thomas Doctor of Commerce
Sidney van den Bergh Doctor of Sciences
V. Maureen Kempston Darkes Doctor of Commerce
Hector Jacques Doctor of Commerce

October 23, 1994

Name: Degree:
William Sefton Fyfe Doctor of Science
Bridglal Pachai Doctor of Civil Law
Denis Joseph Patrick Ryan Doctor of Laws
Judith Mary Sapp Doctor of Civil Laws

May 9, 1994

Name: Degree:
Sister Evelyn Rae Purdy Pollard Doctor of Letters
Ronald Wan Hay Wong Doctor of Civil Law
Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow Doctor of Laws

October 24, 1993

Name: Degree:
Louise Frechette Doctor of Laws
Lewis Whaeton MacKenzie Doctor of Civil Laws
Margaret Elizabeth McCully Doctor of Sciences
Surendra J. Patel Doctor of Laws

May 12, 1993

Name: Degree:
Cheung Tsang Chung Doctor of Commerce
Richard Marvin Hansen Doctor of Civil Laws
Ron V. Joyce Doctor of Commerce
Jane Shaw Law Doctor of Letters
Louise Lore Doctor of Letters

October 25, 1992

Name: Degree:
Philip Alfred Buckner Doctor of Letters
Ovide W. Mercredi Doctor of Civil Laws
Eric Peter Milledge Doctor of Commerce
Jeannine Guillevin Wood Doctor of Commerce

May 11, 1992

Name: Degree:
Matthew William Barrett Doctor of Commerce
Roberta Lynn Bondar Doctor of Sciences
Nelly Beveridge Gray Doctor of Letters
Anna Porter Doctor of Letters

October 20, 1991

Name: Degree:
William Andrew Dimma Doctor of Commerce
Lydia Pauline Makhubu Doctor of Laws
Patrick G. Malone Doctor of Laws

May 13, 1991

Name: Degree:
Frank Baldwin Doctor of Civil Laws
Naomi Hersom Doctor of Civil Laws
Gerhard Herzberg Doctor of Science
David F. Sobey Doctor of Commerce