Call for Nominations - Honorary Degree Recipients
Published: Thursday, Aug 30, 2012
Members of the St. Thomas University community are invited to submit, in writing, nominations for honorary degrees from St. Thomas. All nominations must remain confidential at all stages of the process; hence NOMINEES should NOT TO BE NOTIFIED of the nomination, as the University cannot possibly recognize all the worthy candidates.
Criteria for Nomination
While flexibility is the norm, persons submitting nominations ought to be guided by two questions:
Guidelines for Selecting Candidates
- What distinction has the person achieved as an academic, artist, educator, administrator, public servant, or scientist, or in any other recognized way?
- What significant contribution has the person made, directly or indirectly, to the betterment of Catholic life, the life of the university, the local community, the province, the region, Canada, or the world?
No strict categories of recipients are defined, but the following guidelines are suggested:
Written nominations, including a statement as to why the individual should be so recognized, a resume and contact information (if possible), should be submitted no later than October 31, 2012 to the undersigned. If it is not possible to obtain the resume and/or contact information without directly asking the nominee, please omit that information.
- that, normally, recommendations shall include at least one distinguished scholar for each ceremony;
- that the nomination and recognition of people not already honoured by other institutions, or in a public manner, be encouraged;
- that the University not normally bestow honorary degrees on currently serving members of the Board of Governors, faculty, staff, or currently-sitting politicians (e.g., MLAs, MPs, mayors, etc.) who serve the local jurisdiction; and
- that nominations remain before the Nomination Committee for three years.
August 28, 2012
President and Vice-Chancellor,
Chair, Honorary Degree Committee