University of Toronto

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Ceremonies for the conferral of honorary degrees

June 4-23, 2021

President Gertler, Chancellor Patten and other leaders of the University participated in the awarding of honorary degrees through U of T’s first-ever virtual ceremonies for the purpose.

 

In total, 13 individuals received the University’s highest honour, for their outstanding contributions to the University, their fields and society as a whole.

 

To see coverage of the individual ceremonies, please see the links below:

 

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/elizabeth-cannon-trailblazer-women-science-and-academia-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. David Colcleugh

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/david-colcleugh-pioneer-leadership-education-engineering-students-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/renowned-zoologist-anne-innis-dagg-woman-who-loves-giraffes-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Ken Greenberg

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/honorary-degree-recipient-ken-greenberg-chose-toronto-his-home-then-helped-shape-its

 

Dr. Donald Arthur Guloien

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/business-leader-mentor-and-volunteer-donald-guloien-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Geoffrey Hinton

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-deep-learning-pioneer-geoffrey-hinton-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Shirley Hoy

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/champion-ethics-and-collaboration-public-service-former-city-manager-shirley-hoy-receives

 

Dr. Heather Reisman

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/heather-reisman-business-leader-philanthropist-and-champion-literacy-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Allen J. Scott

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/allen-j-scott-ucla-professor-geography-and-public-policy-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Chandrakant Shah

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/chandrakant-shah-public-health-leader-and-equity-champion-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. David Shore

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/david-shore-globally-acclaimed-television-writer-and-producer-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Warren M. Washington

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/pioneering-climate-change-researcher-warren-washington-receives-honorary-degree

 

Dr. Harry S. LaForme

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/harry-laforme-canada-s-first-indigenous-appellate-judge-receives-honorary-degree