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Call for Honorary Degree nominations for Convocations: Spring 2016 and Fall 2016

Posted by Dalhousie University Senate on October 30, 2014 in General Announcements

In conferring honorary degrees, Dalhousie University seeks to honour individuals whose accomplishments and achievements demonstrate a standard of excellence that will inspire our graduates and the University community and will reflect favourably on the public reputation of the University. The awarding of an honorary degree honours both the individual and the University and contributes to the recognition and celebration of excellence in society in a manner that reflects the University’s character and values within the community and the world.
The University seeks to award honorary degrees to outstanding candidates across a range of academic disciplines and non‐academic areas of achievement; particularly, those who have demonstrated:
i.          Inspirational leadership in, or service to, society;
ii.          Outstanding contributions to, or leadership in, a field or discipline of study or a non‐academic area of achievement; or
iii.          Significant pattern of outstanding achievement at, or contributions to, Dalhousie University.
Particular consideration will be given to those candidates whose contributions or leadership have not yet been widely recognized, but which merit such recognition. Every effort will be made to select candidates who are reflective of the diversity of the University community and of Canadian society.
Instructions to Nominators: Complete the Nomination Form for Honorary Degree Candidate in full.  If you have any questions, please call the University Secretariat at (902) 494-3715.
Completed Nomination Forms should be forwarded by January 9, 2015 to: Senate Honorary Degrees Committee, c/o Secretary of Senate, University Secretariat, Room 210, Henry Hicks AA Building, Dalhousie University, 6299 South Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2