Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipients

An Honorary Degree is the highest honour the University can bestow.

Nominees will have made local, provincial, or international contributions to society consistent with the vision, mission, and values of University Canada West. The University confers a maximum of one Honorary Degree per convocation but is not obliged to bestow it annually. 

Since UCW’s inception in 2004, here is a list of the distinguished people to date upon whom the University has conferred Honorary Degrees for their significant accomplishments and contributions to society. 

Here is a list of Honorary Degree Recipients 2007-2020:

  • Honorary Degree - 2020 Shahrzad Rafati
  • Honorary Degree - 2019 Dr. David Strong
  • Honorary Degree - 2016 Dr. Tom Glavin
  • Honorary Degree - 2013 Dr. Tung Chan
  • Honorary Degree - 2012 Dr. Scott Hannah
  • Honorary Degree - 2010 Dr. Sophie Pierre
  • Honorary Degree - 2009 Dr. Sharon Stanis, Lafayette String Quartet
  • Honorary Degree - 2009 Dr. Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, Lafayette String Quartet
  • Honorary Degree - 2009 Dr. Joanna Hood, Lafayette String Quartet
  • Honorary Degree - 2009 Dr. Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Lafayette String Quartet
  • Honorary Degree - 2008 Dr. Sir John Daniel
  • Honorary Degree - 2008 Dr. Richard Glickman
  • Honorary Degree - 2007 Dr. Helen Hughes