2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

Fall 2017


Michael Burns

A business leader with a passion for supporting soldiers and veterans

Michael I. Posner

Helping unlock the mysteries of the mind and brain

Susan Sherwin

A celebrated philosopher and trailblazer in feminist health ethics 



Spring 2017


Steve Blank

Global leader in entrepreneurship theory and education

Elizabeth Gallion Cromwell

An inspiring advocate for Black Loyalist history and heritage

Kenneth G. Davey

A prolific insect researcher who has shaped Canada’s research landscape


Ferne Downey

Achievement on stage and screen and in labour leadership behind-the-scenes

Chantal St-Cyr Hébert

Nationally-renowned journalist, political commentator and author


Lan Siren

A transformative force in international agricultural education.

Nergis Mavalvala

Pushing the boundaries of human knowledge — and for greater diversity in the sciences

Carol Lillian Richards

Trailblazer in stroke research and care

Ronald D. Stewart

One of Nova Scotia’s shining lights in health policy, practice and education