Memorandum to: Governing Council
University Affairs Board
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
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President of UTFA
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From: Henry Mulhall, Secretary, Committee for Honorary Degrees
Date: July 13, 2011
Re: Honorary Degree Nominations, 2011-12
On May 20th the President issued a Call for Nominations (http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=7956) for candidates to be considered by the Committee for Honorary Degrees for the awarding of honorary degrees at the 2012 and some of the 2013 convocations. I am writing to remind members of the University community that the deadline for the receipt of nominations is August 15, 2011 in order to allow their consideration by the Committee in September.
The Terms of Reference and Guidelines for the Committee are available on the Governing Council website (http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/bac/hd.htm) and provide information about the nomination and selection process. A nomination form is also available on the web site. Please take the time, either on your own or in consultation with your colleagues, to submit one or more nominations. In preparing submissions, nominators should pay particular attention to the statement of reasons for the nomination, and ensure that they provide sufficiently thorough information for the consideration of the Committee. Nominations are kept active for a period of one year. If you have submitted a nomination since December 2010, it will be brought forward to the Committee for its consideration this September. If you wish to re-nominate a former candidate, please resubmit and add to the earlier nomination.
If you have any questions about the nomination or selection process, please contact the Office of the Governing Council by return email or by telephone at 416-978-6576.
Please submit completed nomination forms by August 15th to:
Committee for Honorary Degrees
Office of the Governing Council
Simcoe Hall, Room 106
27 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1