Bicentennial Honorary Degrees

Special 200th Anniversary Honorary Degree Recipients


Michael D. DeGagné

The first Indigenous president of a Canadian chartered University

Awarded February 5, 2018

Buffy Sainte-Marie

famed Indigenous singer-songwriter and social activist

Awarded April 17, 2018

Mark Tewksbury

Olympic gold medalist and leader of social change

Awarded May 17, 2018



John Frederick Dewey

Leader in the science of geology

Awarded August 20, 2018

Peter V. Cooney

Clinician, mentor, public health practitioner and advocate

Awarded September 27, 2018

Angela Davis

Legendary US civil rights leader

Awarded October 16, 2018

Rick Hansen

Disability activist and former Paralympian

Awarded October 25, 2018