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Honorary Degree Procedure

Effective Date: September 27, 2016
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To define the appropriate nomination procedure for members of The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (hereafter referred to as “Humber” or “the College) wanting to nominate honorary degree recipients.


Active Employee: A person employed by the College on a full-time basis or contract basis.

College Community: All students, staff, and volunteers of the College.

Active Politician: A person elected to political office. 


1. General

1.1. All members of the College community will be invited to submit nominations for an honorary degree to the Office of the Senior Vice President, Academic by November 15 of each calendar year.

1.2. Nominations may be submitted at any point during the year, the call for nominations will be made in September of each calendar year.

1.3. The selection committee (with cross-institutional representation) will review the nominations and present recommendations to the President by December 20th of each calendar year.

1.4. The President will present the recommendations to the Board of Governors at the January Board of Governors meeting. The Board of Governors will select the recipients for the upcoming Convocation ceremonies.

1.5. The President’s Office (or designate) will contact the recipient to determine if the recipient is willing to accept and can be present to receive the award at the Convocation ceremony.

1.6. The Office of the Senior Vice-President, Academic will notify the nominator of the person who will be granted an honorary degree and notify other nominators of the status of their nomination.

1.7. In addition, each Academic School will be notified of the person who will be granted an honorary degree at each of their respective Convocation ceremonies.