Honorary Degree Recipients

Fall Convocation | October 10-11, 2019

Timothy Caulfield, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Thursday, October 10 | 9:45 AM ceremony
Faculty of Applied Sciences; Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology; Faculty of Health Sciences

Timothy Caulfield is a professor, holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta. He is one of Canada’s best-known public intellectuals and a passionate advocate for evidence-based health policy.

 

Andreas Dracopoulos, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Thursday, October 10 | 2:30 PM ceremony
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Andreas Dracopoulos is the co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation that has made grants totaling nearly $3 billion in 124 countries since 1996. He has been awarded the rank of the Grand Cross of the Order of Honor in Greece, and Officer of the Legion of Honor in France.

Lorne Trottier, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Friday, October 11 | 9:45 AM ceremony
Beedie School of Business; Faculty of Science

Lorne Trottier is an innovator, entrepreneur, philanthropist and, through the Trottier Foundation, a leading Canadian supporter of research and education in the sciences.

Nadine Caron, Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa

Friday, October 11 | 2:30 PM ceremony
Faculty of Education; Faculty of Environment

Nadine Caron who is Anishnawbe from Sagamok First Nation, is a surgeon, associate professor, and internationally renowned health advocate who is passionate about improving health outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

Spring Convocation | June 11-14, 2019

Dava Sobel, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Tuesday, June 11 | 9:45 AM ceremony
Faculty of Applied Sciences; Faculty of Environment

Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science reporter for The New York Times and an author whose many best-selling books have made an outstanding contribution to the public’s understanding and appreciation of science, and of women in science. 

Joseph Schwarcz, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Tuesday, June 11 | 2:30 PM ceremony
Faculty of Science

Joseph Schwarcz is a McGill University professor and award-winning chemist whose passion for his subject, and for science in general, extends to interpreting and teaching science through informative and entertaining public lectures, media appearances, and numerous books.

Chief Robert Joseph, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Wednesday, June 12 | 2:30 PM ceremony
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Beedie School of Business

Chief Robert Joseph is a hereditary chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and a peace-builder who has devoted his life to promoting reconciliation among Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Ruby Peter, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Thursday, June 13 | 9:45 AM ceremony
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Ruby Peter is a Coast Salish elder who for six decades has brought her love of Hul’q’umi’num’ cultural traditions to her language teaching and linguistic research.

Jennifer Wade, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Thursday, June 13 | 2:30 PM ceremony
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jennifer Wade is a co-founder of Vancouver’s Amnesty International chapter, is a justice advocate who has devoted her life to championing human rights, social justice and education, and to speaking out for those unable to speak for themselves.

Norman Armour, Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa

Friday, June 14 | 9:45 AM ceremony
Faculty of Communication, Arts & Technology

Norman Armour is a cultural visionary, dedicated arts advocate and interdisciplinary artist who has spent the past three decades creating a vibrant arts community in Vancouver.