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Nominations for honorary degrees due Jan. 4

Posted by tmayer on Nov 2nd, 2012 and filed under Briefs. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Comedian Rick Mercer and former MP Belinda Stronach received honorary degrees from Brock in 2009.

Comedian Rick Mercer and former MP Belinda Stronach received honorary degrees from Brock in 2009.

Perhaps you think Neil Peart deserves an honorary degree from Brock. Or maybe you’re more of the Ron Sexsmith persuasion. Ed Burtynsky? Do tell.

Good news is, nominations for honorary degrees can be submitted throughout the year to the Office of the University Secretariat. But if you have visions of your ideal recipient being granted a degree at convocation next June, make sure nominations are made by Jan. 4, 2013.

Any member of the Brock community or public can submit nominations. Brock grants honorary degrees to individuals the University recognizes as having an established record of distinguished achievement and remarkable service, who support the values of advanced learning and the pursuit of knowledge, and whose acceptance of the honour would bring acclaim to the University.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available online or by contacting the Office of the University Secretariat at ext. 3334 or 4307.

The Senate Governance Committee reviews, in confidence, all nominations received and forwards its recommendations to Senate for consideration.

Senate does not report on its deliberations because of confidentiality. However, nominees remain eligible for reconsideration by the Governance Committee for up to three years. If a nominee isn’t selected in that time, the name will be removed from active consideration.

A nominator may resubmit a name with additional documentation at any time.

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