Campus Life

Nominations sought for honorary degrees

Nominations are being sought for candidates to receive a University of Lethbridge Honorary Degree. The University seeks to honour those individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the life of our society provincially, nationally and internationally in such areas as the professions, business, public life, philanthropy, the arts, humanities and the sciences.

It looks for individuals who will bring honour to the University with their presence, including those persons whose contributions have either touched Alberta directly or have been of genuine importance to the province.

The Post-secondary Learning Act provides that the chancellor, on the authorization of the Senate, may grant an honorary degree on a person.

While the Senate has the authority to select honorary degree recipients, the GFC Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee is soliciting nominations for honorary degrees other than LL.D.

Nomination form and guidelines for the GFC process are available in the President's Office (A750) or at

Nominations of individuals recommended to receive an honorary LL.D will be accepted by the Senate. The nomination form for Honorary Degree nominations to Senate can be found at

The deadline for new nominations, whether the GFC or the Senate route, is Nov. 1, 2010. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Shelley Pierson 403-329-2201, or via e-mail at or Sheena Olson (Senate) at 403-329-2482,