Senate Committee on University Honours

Last updated September 21, 2021

Standing committee (Reporting Category "B")

Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Chancellor Chair - Ex-officio     Tamara Vrooman
President and Vice-Chancellor Ex-officio     Joy Johnson
Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Ex-officio     Erin Morantz
Registrar and Executive Director, Student Enrolment Secretary -- Ex-officio     Tom Nault
Chair, Senate Policy Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries Ex-officio     Brian Krauth
Faculty Senator (Applied Sciences) Elected by Senate 3 years May 31, 2024  
Faculty Senator (Arts and Social Sciences) 3 years May 31, 2022 David Mirhady
Faculty Senator (Business Admin.) 3 years May 31, 2022 Connie Liu
Faculty Senator (Communication, Art & Technology) 3 years May 31, 2023 Thecla Schiphorst
Faculty Senator (Education) 3 years May 31, 2024  
Faculty Senator (Environment) 3 years May 31, 2023 Mark Collard
Faculty Senator (Health Sciences) 3 years May 31, 2023 Pablo Nepomnaschy
Faculty Senator (Science) 3 years May 31, 2023 John Stockie
Convocation Senator 3 years May 31, 2023 Rob McTavish
Convocation Senator 3 years May 31, 2023 Matt Martell
Student Senator 3 years May 31, 2022 Sarah Lord Ferguson
Senator (at-large) 3 years May 31, 2022 Colin Percival
Student (at-large) 3 years May 31, 2024 Thomas Budd
Director of Ceremonies Ex-officio (non-voting)     Gloria Chu

Vice-Chair

The President and Vice-Chancellor is designated as the Vice-Chair.

Terms of Reference

  1. To recommend to Senate candidates for Honorary Degrees. Note: Motion approved by Senate at meeting of December 6, 1982: "That Senate direct the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees and the Senate Committee on Agenda and Rules to provide the information package to individual Senators concerning the Honorary Degree candidates no later than 96 hours before the scheduled meeting of Senate."
  2. To make decisions on awards and distinctions specified in Appendix A.
  3. From time to time, to review the awards and make recommendations for changes.
  4. On request, to advise on University nominations for external awards.

Quorum

A quorum is seven voting members.

Meetings

Committee meetings will be held twice per year.

Appendix A

The following awards shall be determined by the Senate Committee on University Honours:

  • B.C. Sugar Achievement Award
  • Terry Fox Gold Medal
  • C.D. Nelson Memorial Prize