University Honours Subcommittee

Call for Nominations
Honorary Degrees/Eminent Service Awards 2020

The University Honours Subcommittee is seeking nominations for honorary degrees and eminent service awards to be given at Convocation in June 2020.  

Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.), Honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) and Honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degrees are awarded to individuals in recognition of their contributions to academic life or to society as a whole.  The Eminent Service Award honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the life of Trent University.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year and an on-going list is kept by the committee for future consideration. However, to be considered for 2020, nominations for honorary degrees must be received by October 11, 2019. 

A full description of the nomination criteria and process can be found in the Honorary Degree Criteria & Nominations Requirements document.   Please note, self nominations will not be accepted.

The deadline for Eminent Service Award nominations will be early February after a second call for nominations. The Eminent Service Award Policy, and a list of previous recipients of both honours can be found on the Honorary Degree Recipients and Eminent Service Award Recipients page. 

The Secretary of the University Honours Subcommittee will receive nominations in confidence at the contact information listed below.  Please include biographical information, contact information for the nominee and a rationale detailing why Trent should honour the individual. Please be advised that, should a nomination be successful, the nominator(s) may be contacted by staff regarding public announcements (media and events). 

University Honours Subcommittee c/o Tara Harrington
Trent University
Bata Library Rm 108.2
Peterborough, Ontario  K9L 0G2
705-748-1011 ext. 6163 /