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Now is your chance to nominate a candidate for a Concordia honorary degree

Do you know someone extraordinary? Submit your recommendation by October 14
September 7, 2016

The Honorary Degree and Convocation Committee (HDCC), a joint Board/Senate body is asking members of the Concordia community to nominate candidates for future honorary degrees.

All nominations are screened by the HDCC and approved by the Board of Governors upon recommendation of the Senate.

Nominations are welcome throughout the year, but to be considered at the committee’s upcoming fall meeting, nomination forms must be received no later than October 14, 2016.

Eligible nominees should have sufficient stature and recognition to ensure that the awarding of an honorary degree brings credit to Concordia and the academic community as a whole, and upholds the values that lead to the advancement of learning and the pursuit of greater knowledge.

Recent recipients of honorary degrees include Canada’s Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, and gender history scholar Joan Wallach Scott.

Before submitting a nomination, please read over the selection criteria, eligibility and exclusions as outlined in the Guidelines for the Awarding of Honorary Degrees.

Once approved, nominations will be kept confidential to protect the privacy of those involved and to avoid disappointment if nominees are not selected. Nominators are asked to do the same.

Send your completed nomination form to Danielle Tessier, HDCC secretary, preferably as an email attachment, to or by regular mail to:

Danielle Tessier
HDCC secretary
Room GM-620-11, Guy-De Maisonneuve Building
1550 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Sir George Williams Campus

Download the honorary degree nomination form.


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