Degree of honour

At each Convocation, Carleton proudly welcomes a few extraordinary individuals to be presented with honorary degrees. The tradition of bestowing honorary degrees to distinguished academics and members of society has a long and rich history. At Carleton, the tradition began in 1954. Since then, graduating students have been inspired by the words of such honorary degree recipients as Vincent Massey, Mitchell Sharpe, Carol Shields, Gerhard Herzberg, Roberta Bondar, Douglas Cardinal, Yousuf Karsh, Oscar Peterson, Peter Jennings, and James Cameron to name but a few.

In presenting these degrees, Carleton is recognizing the outstanding contributions these individuals have made to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, public service or humanitarian endeavours. In other instances, it is a means of saying thank you for a long-term association with, and generous service to Carleton University.

Carleton’s next Convocation will take place in June 2005, and the Senate Honorary Degrees Committee is inviting nominations. Nominations must reach the Committee by Friday, January 28, 2005, and should be forwarded to:

The Clerk of Senate, Secretary Honorary Degrees Committee
607 Robertson Hall
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

For more information, and a link to the nomination form, go to: carleton.ca/senate/hondeg.html

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-11b/591.htm

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