Honorary Doctorates

The conferring of honorary degrees provides the university with an opportunity to convey to the world our values and principles by recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of exceptional individuals. The honorary doctorates conferred at each Convocation also provide our graduating students with exemplary role models and meaningful messages that will carry them into their futures.

2021
Tom Curry
2020
Jerry O’Connell
Joan McLeod Shabogesic
Kim Pate
Patrick Dion
Penny McIntyre
Scott Russell
2019
Anne Gingras
Evanka Osmak
George Flumerfelt
Gordon Durnan
Richard (Dick) Tafel
2018
George Couchie
Major Brenda Tinsley
Paul Kennedy
Senator Yvonne Boyer
The Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston
2017
Clint Malarchuck
Dr. Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler
Jeannette Corbiere Lavell
Roy Slack
Tom Jenkins
2016
Debra Brown
Dr. Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard
Jerome Berthelette
Paul Cook
2015
Commissioner J.V.N (Vince) Hawkes
Dr. Colin Simpson
Edmund Metatawabin
Graeme Murray
Susan Nelles Pine
Tom Hedican
2014
Dr. Donald Weaver
Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré
Giles Blunt
Muriel Sawyer
Ron Jamieson
Rush
The Honourable Frances Lankin
2013
Craig Oliver
Geoff Green
Justice Harry LaForme
Sandy Foster
Shelagh Rogers
2012
Dr. Dennis Mock
Grand Chief Stan Louttit
Roxanne Joyal
The Honourable William G. Davis
The Right Honourable Paul Martin
2011
Alton (Al) Bigwin
David Liddle
Dr. Charles Pascal
Dr. Mark Tremblay
Grand Chief Stan Beardy
John Ralston Saul
Keith Lickers
Sister Priscilla Solomon
Suzanne Brooks
2010
Jack Lockhart
Jon Dellandrea
Marsha Greenfield
Mike Harris
National Chief Shawn Atleo
Paul Quarrington
2009
Christine and Christian Fortin
Grand Council Chief John Beaucage
Joseph Boyden
Roberta Jamieson
Stephen Lewis
The Honourable David C. Onley
2008
Dr. David Booth
Dr. David Marshall
Dr. Fraser Mustard
Eric Schweig
Harry Rosen
Maude Barlow
The Honourable Madam Justice Lorna-Lee Snowie
2007
David Phillips
Dr. Avis Glaze
Dr. Robert Rosehart
Jean Jacques Blais
Kate Pace Lindsay
L.Gen. the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, (Ret’d) 
Maher Arar and Dr. Monia Mazigh
2006
General John de Chastelain
Gwen M. Boniface
Jane Urquhart
Jean-Marc Filion
Sheila Fraser
The Honourable James K. Bartleman
Walter Gretzky