Honorary Degree Recipients

1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

* deceased

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May 1965
Jean Lesage, LL.D. *
Alphonse-Marie Parent, LL.D. *
Howard Irwin Ross, LL.D. *
Evan H. Turner, LL.D.
 
November 1965
Zubin Mehta, LL.D.
B. Wynne Roberts, LL.D. *
 
May 1966
John James Deutsch, LL.D. *
Everett Cherrington Hughes, LL.D. *
 
October 1966

Special Convocation – Laying of Cornerstone and Dedication of H.F. Hall Building.
Paul Gérin-Lajoie, LL.D.
Henry Foss Hall, LL.D. *
Wilfred N. Hall, LL.D. *
Omond McKillop Solandt, LL.D. *
 
November 1966
Francis Reginald Scott, D.Litt. *
Colin Wesley Webster, LL.D. *
 
May 1967
Harold Roy Crabtree, LL.D. *
Jean Drapeau, LL.D. *
Pierre Dupuy, LL.D. *
Gustave Gingras, LL.D. *
Karl Gunnar Myrdal, LL.D. *
Amos Saunders, LL.D. *
 
November 1967
J. Gerald Hagey, LL.D. *
Kathleen Ruby Jenkins, LL.D. *
Maurice Frederick Strong, LL.D.
 
June 1968
Lionel Boulet, D.Sc. *
James Robbins Kidd, LL.D. *
Samuel H. Schecter, LL.D. *
 
November 1968
Herman Smith Johannsen, LL.D. *
Robert Alan Speirs, LL.D. *
Jan Tinbergen, LL.D. *
 
June 1969
Maureen Katherine Stewart Forrester, LL.D. *
Ted Sheffield, LL.D. *
Robert H. L. Slater, LL.D.
Percy Weissman, LL.D. *
 
June 1970
Charles-Henri Barbier, LL.D. *
Eedson Louis Millard Burns, LL.D.*
Paul Gallagher, LL.D. *
Saul Hayes, LL.D. *
George Maxwell Hobart, LL.D. *
Alphonse Riverin, LL.D. *
 
November 1970
Bryce Mackasey, LL.D. *
Elizabeth Homer Morton, D.Litt. *
George Woodcock, D.Litt. *
 
June 1971
Pierre Dansereau, D.Sc. *
Emil Fackenheim, LL.D. *
St. Clair Holland, LL.D. *
Alfred Pellan, LL.D. *
Harold Rocke Robertson, LL.D. *
 
November 1971
Jean-Jacques Bertrand, LL.D. *
Alberto Mortara, LL.D.
 
June 1972
Louis-Philippe Bonneau, LL.D. *
Fraser F. Fulton, D.Sc. *
John Rutherford Heron, LL.D. *
Robert Ferguson Legget, D.Sc. *
René Pomerleau, LL.D. *
Casimir G. Stanczykowski, LL.D. *
 
November 1972
Aylmer A. Ryan, LL.D. *
Carl Arthur Winkler, D.Sc. *
 
June 1973
C.F. (Bill) Carsley, LL.D. *
Douglass Burns Clarke, LL.D. *
James Alexander Corry, LL.D. *
Frederick G. Hubbard, LL.D. *
Paul Lambert, LL.D.
Vernon F. McAdam, LL.D. *
 
June 1975
Franz Paul Decker, LL.D. *
Louis-Paul Dugal, LL.D. *
Neil Barron Hutcheon, LL.D. *
Moses Levitt, LL.D.
Mary MacCormack, LL.D. *
Patrick G. Malone, LL.D. *
Myer F. Pollock, LL.D. *
Louis Rasminsky, LL.D. *
Anthony Walsh, LL.D. *
 
November 1975
David Azrieli, LL.D. *
Donald Olding Hebb, LL.D. *
Agnes C. Higgins, LL.D. *
Renée Vautelet, LL.D. *
 
June 1976
Gerald Emmett Carter, LL.D. *
George A. Fierheller, LL.D.
Charles Fox, LL.D.
Larkin Kerwin, LL.D. *
Irving Layton, LL.D. *
Gerald LeDain, LL.D. *
 
November 1976
Robert Ayre, LL.D. *
Irving Richard Tait, LL.D. *
 
June 1977
Charles S. Carter, LL.D. *
Guy Desbarats, LL.D. *
Bernard Lonergan, LL.D. *
Norman McLaren, LL.D. *
 
November 1977
Frances Perot Foster, LL.D.
 
June 1978
Robert A. Boyd, LL.D. *
Harry J. Boyle, LL.D. *
John Hastings Dinsmore, LL.D.
James Gilchrist Finnie, LL.D. *
J. Gordin Kaplan, D.Sc. *
Louis Muhlstock, LL.D. *
Irène Sénécal, LL.D. *
 
December 1978
A. Hollis Marden, LL.D. *
 
June 1979
Robert E. Bell, LL.D. *
Camille A. Dagenais, LL.D.
Donald C. MacPhail, LL.D.
Oscar Peterson, LL.D. *
Maurice Proulx, LL.D. *
Fernand Seguin, D.Sc. *
Wilfred Cantwell Smith, LL.D. *
 
December 1979
Margaret Atwood, LL.D.
Mario Duschenes, LL.D. *
 
June 1980
Thérèse Casgrain, LL.D. *
William T.G. Hackett, LL.D. *
Murray Laufer, LL.D.
Walter F. Light, LL.D. *
Eric O'Connor, LL.D. *
 
November 1980
Thomas Daly, LL.D. *
Gérard Dion, LL.D. *
Roger Gaudry, LL.D. *
Ethel Stark, LL.D. *
 
June 1981
Jules Deschênes, LL.D. *
Alphonsine Howlett, LL.D. *
Yvonne Hubert, LL.D. *
Josef Kates, LL.D.
Gordon M. MacNabb, LL.D.
Philip H. Surrey, LL.D. *
Thomas H.B. Symons, LL.D.
 
June 1982
Jack Bordan, LL.D.
Alex C. Duff, LL.D. *
Arthur J. Gosselin, LL.D.
John R. Hannan, LL.D. *
Henry J. Hemens, LL.D. *
Myer Horowitz, LL.D.
Robert H. Marchessault, D.Sc.
Arthur P. Pascal, LL.D. *
Sam Tata, LL.D. *
Douglas Tushingham, LL.D. *
Douglas T. Wright, LL.D.
 
June 1983
Roch Bolduc, LL.D.
Muriel H. Duckworth, LL.D. *
James M. Ham, LL.D. *
Pierre Laurin, LL.D.
Elvie L. Smith, LL.D. *
 
June 1984
Lloyd I. Barber, LL.D. *
J. Clair Callaghan, LL.D. *
Lionel Chevrier, LL.D. *
Carl B. Crawford, LL.D. *
Dorothy Davis, LL.D. *
Peter J. Denning, LL.D.
Jean Paul Lemieux, LL.D. *
H.J. Barrington Nevitt, LL.D. *
Madeleine Parent, LL.D. *
Norma Springford, LL.D. *
Guy Sylvestre, LL.D. *
Violet Walters, LL.D. *
Orson Wheeler, LL.D. *
 
June 1985
N. Byron Cavadias, LL.D.
Norman Cohn, LL.D. *
Frank R. Crawley, LL.D. *
Bernard Lamarre, LL.D.
Theodore Lande, LL.D. *
Stephen Lewis, LL.D.
George Geoffrey Meyerhof, LL.D. *
Max Stern, LL.D. *
Charlotte Hunter Tansey, LL.D. *
Jean-Paul Vinay, LL.D. *
 
June 1986
Lise Bissonnette, LL.D.
Robert Choquette, D.Litt. *
Simone de Beauvoir, D.Litt. (posthumous) *
Jacques de Tonnancour, LL.D. *
Jacques Genest, D.Sc.
Grace Hartman, LL.D. *
Phyllis Lambert, LL.D.
William McMurray, LL.D. *
Sylvia Ostry, LL.D.
Hans H. (David) Stern, LL.D. *
Robert Stollery, LL.D. *
 
June 1987
Léon Bellefleur, LL.D. *
Robert J. Brodrick, LL.D.
Margaret Fulton, LL.D.
Eric Kierans, LL.D. *
Hugh MacLennan, D.Litt. *
J. Gerard McDonough, LL.D. *
Peter M. McEntyre, LL.D. *
William B. Rice, LL.D. *
 
November 1987
W. Earle McLaughlin, LL.D. *
 
June 1988
Raymond T. AffIeck, LL.D. *
Stafford Beer, LL.D. *
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, LL.D. *
Ronald J. Gillespie, LL.D.
Jori Smith, LL.D. *
Elizabeth Spencer, LL.D.
Allan R. Taylor, LL.D.
Ashok K. Vijh, LL.D.
Wei Yu, LL.D.
 
November 1988
J.V. Raymond Cyr, LL.D.
Paul-Émile Léger, LL.D. *
 
June 1989
George Drummond Birks, LL.D.
Claude Castonguay, LL.D.
Paterson Ewen, LL.D. *
Jean-Paul Gourdeau, LL.D.
Gordon Sparling, LL.D. *
Robert H. Tanner, LL.D. *
William I. Turner, Jr., LL.D.
Susan Mann Trofimenkoff, LL.D.
Dorothy A. Wills, LL.D.
 
November 1989
Margaret Catley-Carlson, LL.D.
Gratien Gélinas, D.Litt. *
 
June 1990
Doris Anderson, LL.D. *
Paul Desmarais, LL.D. *
Jaime Escalante, LL.D. *
Ursula Franklin, LL.D.
Wally Gentleman, LL.D. *
Mel Hurtig, LL.D.
Antonine Maillet, D.Litt.
John Polanyi, LL.D.
 
June 1991
Jean Coulthard, LL.D. *
Jean Coutu, LL.D.
Donald Knuth,  LL.D.
David Rome, LL.D. *
Rosalie Silberman Abella, LL.D.
Michel Tremblay, D.Litt.
Lorne Webster, LL.D. *
 
November 1991
Bertha Wilson, LL.D. *
 
June 1992
Charles Bronfman, LL.D.
Jeff W. Edington, LL.D.
François-Marc Gagnon, LL.D
Carleen Maley Hutchins, LL.D. *
Judith Maxwell, LL.D.
Eigil Pedersen, LL.D.
Maurice Podbrey, LL.D.
Guy Saint-Pierre, LL.D.
Arthur Solomon, LL.D. *
 
November 1992
Alan B. Gold, LL.D. *
 
June 1993
Sacvan Bercovitch, LL.D.
Edgar Andrew Collard, LL.D. *
William K. Everson, LL.D. *
Mildred B. Lande, LL.D. *
Alanis Obomsawin, LL.D.
Jean-Louis Roux, LL.D.
Martha Sloan, LL.D.
Velma Weeks Barker, LL.D.
 
November 1993
Mary Eberts, LL.D.
Victor C. Goldbloom, LL.D.
 
June 1994
Thomas R. Berger, LL.D.
Thérèse Gouin-Décarie, LL.D.
Otto Joachim, LL.D. *
John McCarthy, LL.D. *
Jean Pigott, LL.D. *
Margaret Power, LL.D. *
Mildred Helfand Ryerson, LL.D. *
Huguette Tourangeau, LL.D.
Ben Weider, LL.D. *
 
November 1994
Matthew W. Barrett, LL.D.
Joe Clark, LL.D.
 
June 1995
Myer Bloom, LL.D.
Gilles Carle, LL.D. *
Jacques G. Francoeur, LL.D. *
Peter Godsoe, LL.D.
Linda Hutcheon, LL.D.
Michèle S. Jean, LL.D.
Eric McLean, LL.D. *
Michel Normandin, LL.D. *
Peter A. Vamos, LL.D.
 
June 1996
Lawrence S. Bloomberg, LL.D.
James Borcoman, LL.D.
Paul T. Kefalas, LL.D.
E. Leo Kolber, LL.D.
Claudette MacKay-Lassonde, LL.D. *
David Matas, LL.D.
Wilfred Whyte McCutcheon, LL.D. *
Donald C. Savage, LL.D.
Anne Sylvestre, LL.D.
 
June 1997
Morrel Bachynski, LL.D. *
Elisabeth Mann Borgese, LL.D. *
Wendy Cukier, LL.D.
Roland Doré, LL.D.
Pierre Jean Jeanniot, LL.D.
Emmett Johns, LL.D.
Annette Michelson, LL.D.
Jean A. Pouliot, LL.D. *
Heidi Rathjen, LL.D.
Jeanne Renaud, LL.D.
Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill, LL.D.
 
November 1997
Ned Goodman, LL.D.
 
June 1998
André Bazergui, LL.D.
David Jay Bercuson, LL.D.
Douglas J. Cardinal, LL.D.
Dominic D'Alessandro, LL.D.
John Economides, LL.D. *
Carol Shields, LL.D. *
Mary Wright, LL.D.
William Shue Lam Yip, LL.D.
 
November 1998
Henryk Gorecki, LL.D. *
Paul Martin, LL.D.
 
June 1999
J. Edward Broadbent, LL.D.
James W. Carey, LL.D. *
Peter Munk, LL.D.
Charles Albert Poissant, LL.D. *
Annie Proulx, LL.D.
Charles Sirois, LL.D.
Robert Wall, LL.D. *
 
November 1999
Robert Lepage, LL.D.
Lise Thibault, LL.D.
 
June 2000
Jean Sutherland Boggs, LL.D.
Barrie J. Frost, LL.D.
Serge Godin, LL.D.
Ann Saddlemyer, LL.D.
James M. Stanford, LL.D.
 
November 2000
John A. Roth, LL.D.
Giancarlo E. Valori, LL.D.
 
June 2001
Louise Arbour, LL.D.
Geoffrey E.H. Ballard, LL.D. *
Lionel P. Hurtubise, LL.D.
Henry Mintzberg, LL.D.
Robert Savoie, LL.D. *
Shirley L. Thomson, LL.D. *
 
November 2001
Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, LL.D.
 
June 2002
Assia Djebar, LL.D.
John W. Dobson, LL.D. *
Julio Garcia Espinosa, LL.D.
Seamus Heaney, LL.D.
Julia Levy, LL.D.
Ahmed Zewail, LL.D.
 
November 2002
Gregory Baum, LL.D.
Francesco Bellini, LL.D.
 
June 2003
Sidney Altman, LL.D.
John Tyler Bonner, LL.D.
Robert E. Brown, LL.D.
Tom Brzustowski, LL.D.
Stephen A. Jarislowsky, LL.D.
Eric Kandel, LL.D.
Richard Monette, LL.D. *
Gilles Ouimet, LL.D.
Larry W. Swanson, LL.D.
 
December 2003
Jill Ker Conway, LL.D.
Natalie Zemon Davis, LL.D.
Leonard Ellen, LL.D. *
Ronald Lawless, LL.D.
John Major, LL.D.
Jean-Paul Morin, LL.D. *
 
June 2004
André Chagnon, LL.D.
Adrienne Clarkson, LL.D.
Maryvonne Kendergi, LL.D. *
Alistair MacLeod, LL.D.
Guido Molinari, LL.D. (posthumous) *
John O'Brien, LL.D. *
Henri-Paul Rousseau, LL.D.
Claude Ryan, LL.D. (posthumous) *
Lui Che Woo, LL.D.
 
December 2004
Marc Garneau, LL.D.
Michael Gibbons, LL.D.
Daniel Langlois, LL.D.
Bruce Mallen, LL.D.
 
June 2005
Robert Daudelin, LL.D.
Shirin Ebadi, LL.D.
John Forzani, LL.D. *
Leo Goldfarb, LL.D. (posthumous) *
Norman D. Hébert, LL.D.
Ted Moses, LL.D.
Bengt Saltin, LL.D.
Claude Taylor, LL.D.
 
December 2005
Allan E. Gotlieb, LL.D.
Brian Mulroney, LL.D.
Michael Desbois Spencer, LL.D.
 
June 2006
Naïm Kattan, LL.D.
Alfred Leslie, LL.D.
L. Jacques Ménard, LL.D.
Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, LL.D.
 
November 2006
Eric H. Molson, LL.D.
 
March 2007
Al Gore, LL.D.
 
June 2007
Howard Alper, LL.D.
André Desmarais, LL.D.
Donald McNaughton, LL.D. *
Grant Munro, LL.D.
Jean-Claude Turcotte, LL.D.
 
November 2007
Charles C. Hill, LL.D.
Heather Menzies, LL.D.
 
June 2008
Frederick H. Lowy, LL.D.
Laura Mulvey, LL.D.
Robert Louis Papineau, LL.D. *
Robert Ritchie, LL.D.
 
October 2008
Thierry Frémaux, LL.D.
 
November 2008
René Balcer, LL.D.
Hilary M. Weston, LL.D.
 
June 2009
Roger Abbott, LL.D. *
Jean Béliveau, LL.D.
Don Ferguson, LL.D.
Mel Hoppenheim, LL.D.
Andrée Lajoie, LL.D.
N.R. Narayan Murthy, D.Sc.
Richard Renaud, LL.D.
 
November 2009
AA Bronson, LL.D.
Elizabeth Comper, LL.D. *
Tony Comper, LL.D.
Robert A. Walsh, D.Sc.
 
June 2010
Laurent Beaudoin, LL.D.
Robert Charlebois, LL.D.
Jean Chrétien, LL.D.
Julie Payette, D.Sc.
Richard Pound, LL.D.
R. Murray Schafer, LL.D.
Eleanor Wachtel, LL.D.
 
November 2010
Brian O'Neill Gallery, LL.D.
Vic Vogel, LL.D.
Joëlle Berdugo Adler, LL.D.
 
June 2011
Beverley McLachlin, LL.D.
Rémi Quirion,  LL.D.
Corinne Charette, LL.D.
Monique F. Leroux, LL.D.
Steve Wozniak,  LL.D.
Theo Jansen, LL.D.
 
November 2011
Kathy Reichs, LL.D.
Xavier-Henri Hervé, D.Sc.
Robert Courteau, LL.D.
 
June 2012
Craig Kielburger, LL.D.
Marc Kielburger, LL.D.
Jane Doe, LL.D.
George Springate, LL.D.
Graham Fraser, LL.D.
Darren Entwistle, LL.D.
John de Chastelain, LL.D.
Gaston J-M Kaboré, LL.D.
 
October 2012
Aldo Bensadoun, LL.D.
Elsa Bolam, LL.D.
 
June 2013
Joyce Zemans, D.F.A.
Leonard Kleinrock, D.Sc.
Deepa Mehta, D.Litt.
Roméo Dallaire, LL.D.
Mutsumi Takahashi, LL.D.
Christiane Germain, LL.D.
Françoise Bertrand, LL.D.
 
November 2013
Clark Blaise, D.Litt.
Vahid Tarokh, D.Sc.
 
June 2014
Louis R. Chênevert, LL.D.
Chantal Hébert, LL.D.
Michal Hornstein, LL.D.
Renata Hornstein, LL.D.
Bryan Kolb, D.Sc.
Stuart McLean, LL.D.
Chantal Pontbriand, D.F.A.
Gregg Saretsky, LL.D.
 
October 2014
Michael Sabia, LL.D.
Sister Jacqueline St-Yves, LL.D.
Richard M. Stallman, LL.D.