Honorary Doctorate Degrees at UFV
The Honorary Doctorate Degree is the highest form of recognition offered by the University of the Fraser Valley. Honorary doctorates may be awarded in the following categories: Doctorate of Letters, Doctorate of Laws, or Doctorate of Technology.
Honorary doctorates are awarded at the UFV Convocation ceremonies. Recipients are expected to be present to receive the award, and are invited to give a brief address at Convocation.
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Honorary doctorates will be awarded to those well recognized for distinguished and visionary leadership and achievements consistent with UFV’s core values, mission, and goals.
They will exemplify the highest personal and professional standards that serve as an inspiration and model for students, faculty, staff, and our communities.
They may be eminent researchers, scholars, professionals, creative artists, performers, athletes, or persons renowned for exemplary public service regionally, nationally, or globally. It will be evident that their contributions have enriched society and the quality of life.
UFV employees, students, alumni, members of the Board of Governors, and members of the Honorary Degree Selection Committee may submit nominations.
Nominees must not be current members of the UFV Board of Governors, current UFV employees, current students or anyone with direct political, legal, or budgetary authority over UFV.
Nominations should be in writing and include supporting documentation. Letters of support are welcome but the nominee should not be informed of the nomination.
Nominations are welcome at any time, but for consideration for award at the next convocation ceremonies, nominations must be submitted by the end of January of that year.
Nominations may be sent to:
Jillian Smith, Executive Assistant to the President
UFV, 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 7M8 or firstname.lastname@example.org
||Shirzad Ahmed (LL.D.); Ginny Dennehy (LL.D.); Dr. Catherine Hickson (D.Tech); Margo Kane (D.Litt)
||Charllotte Kwon (D.Litt); Dr. George Siemens (D.Tech); Doug Hamilton (LL.D)
||Bif Naked (D.Litt); George Littlechild (D.Litt); Penny Park (D.Litt)
||Ray Silver, Sr. (LL.D); Red Robinson (D.Litt); Sheldon Kennedy (LL.D)
||Patsy George (LL.D); Vicki Gabereau (D.Litt); Madeleine Maclvor (D.Litt)
||Tantoo Cardinal (D.Litt); Catherine Marcellus (D.Litt);
Wally Oppal (LL.D); Chief Frank Malloway (LL.D)
||Parm Bains (DLitt); Dorothy Kostrzewa (LL.D); Dalip Singh Gill (D.Litt); Robert Nicklom (D.Litt)
||G.W. (Wilf) Graham (D.Litt); G. Jack Harris (LL.D); Harry Mertin (D.Litt)
||Jake Friesen (D.Tech); Stan Greene (D.Litt); George Pedersen (D.Litt)
||Robert Bringhurst (D.Litt); Phyllis Stenson (D.Litt); David Chalk (D.Tech)
||Dr. Kuldip Gill (D.Litt)
||Elizabeth Herrling (D.Litt); Barry Marsden (D.Tech); Beverly Busson (LL.D)
||Linnea Battel (LL.D); Eugene Reimer (LL.D)
||Jean Scott (LL.D); Andreas Schroeder (D.Litt)
||David Diamond (D.Litt); Mart Kenney (D.Litt); Brian Minter (D.Tech)
||Vic Hollister (D.Tech); Steven Point (LL.D)