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Honorary Degrees Conferred (1954 – Present)

Honorary Degrees Conferred: 1954 - Present

The 1950's

1st Convocation – Spring 1954

Leslie M. Frost – Doctor of Laws *
Paul J. J. Martin – Doctor of Laws *
George E. Hall – Doctor of Laws *
Charles P. McTague – Doctor of Laws *
Mary H. O’Donoghue – Doctor of Laws *
William J. Roach – Doctor of Laws *
George F. MacDonald – Doctor of Laws *
James A. Condrick – Doctor of Laws *
George W. Pare – Doctor of Letters *

2nd Convocation – Fall 1954

No honorary degrees

3rd Convocation – Spring 1955

Henry Carr – Doctor of Laws *
Henri L. Masson – Doctor of Laws *
Walter P. Thompson – Doctor of Laws *
Watson Kirkconnel – Doctor of Letters *
Edwin J. Pratt – Doctor of Letters *
Hans Selye – Doctor of Science *

4th Convocation – Fall 1955

Stephen F. Millen – Doctor of Laws *
Sydney MacEwan – Doctor of Music *

5th Convocation – Spring 1956

John F. Leddy – Doctor of Laws *

6th Convocation – Fall 1956

Patrick Kerwin – Doctor of Laws *
Chester S. Walters – Doctor of Civil Laws*

7th Convocation, Centennial – Spring 1957

William J. Dunlop – Doctor of Laws *
Eli C. Goldin – Doctor of Laws *
William Griesinger – Doctor of Laws *
Joseph T. Muckle – Doctor of Laws *
Kenneth P. R. Neville – Doctor of Laws *
George E. Nunan – Doctor of Laws *
Sidney E. Smith – Doctor of Letters *

8th Convocation – Fall 1957

Gladyes E. Campbell – Doctor of Laws *
Celia R. Girardot – Doctor of Laws *
Mary H. Zimmerman – Doctor of Laws *

9th Convocation – Spring 1958

William K. Lamb – Doctor of Laws *

10th Convocation – Fall 1958

Philip R. Morris – Doctor of Laws *

11th Convocation – Spring 1959

Celia Franca – Doctor of Laws *
Stanley Rivers – Doctor of Laws *

12th Convocation – Fall 1959

John G. Diefenbaker – Doctor of Laws *

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The 1960's

The 1970's

13th Convocation – Spring 1960

Samuel Freedman – Doctor of Laws *

14th Convocation – Fall 1960

Henri F. Legare – Doctor of Laws *

15th Convocation – Spring 1961

Roland R. McLaughlin – Doctor of Science *
Philip F. Pocock – Doctor of Laws *

16th Convocation – Fall 1961

Rhys M. Sale – Doctor of Science in Business Administration *
George H. Zimmerman – Doctor of Science in Business Administration *
Bristow G. Ballard – Doctor of Science *
J. Herbert Smith – Doctor of Science *
John W. T. Spinks – Doctor of Science *

Special Convocation – December 1961

George P. Vanier – Doctor of Laws *

17th Convocation – Spring 1962

George B. Harrison – Doctor of Laws *
Ralph L. Jeffery – Doctor of Laws *
Thomas A. MacDonald – Doctor of Laws *

18th Convocation – Fall 1962

Geoffrey F. Fisher – Doctor of Laws *
John A. Ryan – Doctor of Laws *
John R. Tolmie – Doctor of Laws *

19th Convocation – Spring 1963

Harry J. Carmichael – Doctor of Science in Business Administration *
Vincent J. Guinan – Doctor of Laws *
Lester B. Pearson – Doctor of Laws *

20th Convocation – Fall 1963

Clarence B. Hilberry – Doctor of Laws *
Joseph C. Wey – Doctor of Laws *

Special Convocation – December 8, 1970
(Staunch friends of Assumption College)

Charles J. Clark – Doctor of Laws *
Claire Coughlin – Doctor of Laws *
Joseph R. Deane – Doctor of Laws *
Anthony F. Fuerth – Doctor of Laws *
Jerome R. Hartford – Doctor of Laws *
H.Clifford Hatch – Doctor of Laws *
Ernest J. Lajeunesse – Doctor of Letters *
Robert W. Meanwell – Doctor of Laws *
Edmond G. Odette – Doctor of Laws *
Msgr. John A. Rooney – Doctor of Laws *
Leo J. Ryan – Doctor of Laws *
Matthew P. Sheedy – Doctor of Laws *
George R. Weller – Doctor of Laws *

The 1990's

22nd Convocation – June 1994

Gerald L. Freed – Doctor of Laws

23rd Convocation – October 20, 1995

Anne Winterbottom – Doctor of Laws
Clare Winterbottom – Doctor of Laws *
Edward C. Lumley – Doctor of Laws

24th Convocation – May 31, 1996

Alan R. Orman – Doctor of Laws *

25th Convocation – October 12, 1996

Henry N. R. Jackman – Doctor of Laws
William H. Somerville – Doctor of Laws *

26th Convocation – May 30, 1997

Frank Chauvin – Doctor of Laws *
J.Terrence Forestell, CSB.- Doctor of Laws *

27th Convocation – May 29, 1998

Susan Moran, O.L.M. – Doctor of Laws *
John R. Whitley, CSB. – Doctor of Laws *

28th Convocation – April 30, 1999

His Eminence G. Emmett Cardinal Carter – Doctor of Laws *
George L. Cooke – Doctor of Laws

29th Convocation – October 1, 1999

Joseph J. Barnicke – Doctor of Laws *
J.Mark O’Regan – Doctor of Laws
Frances Ryan, O.S.U. – Doctor of Laws *

The 2000's

30th Convocation – April 28, 2000

William A. Farlinger – Doctor of Laws *
Esther R. Farlinger – Doctor of Laws *
Quentin R. Johnson, CSB. – Doctor of Laws
Aris M. Kaplanis – Doctor of Laws

31st Convocation – October 20, 2000

Robert W. Chisholm – Doctor of Laws
Richard L. Knowles – Doctor of Laws
Eugene J. McNamara – Doctor of Laws *

32nd Convocation – April 27, 2001

Frederick J. Brooks–Hill – Doctor of Laws *
Leonard Racioppo – Doctor of Laws
Martin R. Taylor – Doctor of Laws

33rd Convocation – September 28, 2001

Stanley B. Cunningham – Doctor of Laws
William J. Fisher – Doctor of Laws
Robert K. Rae, Q.C. – Doctor of Laws

34th Convocation – April 26, 2002

Edward J. R. Jackman, O.P. – Doctor of Laws*
Frederic L. R. Jackman – Doctor of Laws
Peter J. M. Swan, CSB. – Doctor of Laws *

35th Convocation – September 20, 2002

Anne Brennan, CSJ – Doctor of Laws *
Janice Brewi, CSJ – Doctor of Laws *
John N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C. – Doctor of Laws *

36th Convocation – April 25, 2003

Gregory G. Baum – Doctor of Laws *
Herb Gray, P.C., Q.C. – Doctor of Laws *
Alistair MacLeod – Doctor of Laws *

37th Convocation – November 15, 2003

J.Rory MacDonald – Doctor of Laws
Sandra D. Pitblado – Doctor of Laws

38th Convocation – April 30, 2004

Stephen A. Jarislowsky – Doctor of Laws
Richard E. Waugh – Doctor of Laws

39th Convocation – October 22, 2004

Rosalie S. Abella – Doctor of Laws
Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C. – Doctor of Laws *
James Lockyer – Doctor of Laws
Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. – Doctor of Laws

40th Convocation – April 29, 2005

Timothy E. MacDonald. – Doctor of Laws
Theodore Manziaris – Doctor of Laws
Walter H. Prince, Q.C. – Doctor of Laws *

Special Convocation – December 17, 2005

David G. Heath, CSB. – Doctor of Laws *

42nd Convocation – April 28, 2006

Sir Conrad Swan – Doctor of Laws *
David H. Tsubouchi – Doctor of Laws
Ajay K. Virmani – Doctor of Laws
Warren Winkler – Doctor of Laws

43rd Convocation – April 20, 2007

Shane Baghai – Doctor of Laws
Martin Teplitsky, Q.C. – Doctor of Laws *
Aubrey Zidenberg – Doctor of Laws

44th Convocation – May 11, 2007

Kenneth J. Decker, CSB. – Doctor of Laws *
Ronald Matthewman – Doctor of Laws
Helen Petrimoulx, SNJM – Doctor of Laws

45th Convocation – September 21, 2007

Daniel C. Andreae – Doctor of Laws
Rose-Marie Dufault, RHSJ – Doctor of Laws *
John Eberhard, Q.C. – Doctor of Laws

46th Convocation – May 9th, 2008

Carl S. Cohen – Doctor of Laws
Aubrey Dan – Doctor of Laws
Akshay Kumar – Doctor of Laws

47th Convocation – October 3rd, 2008

Stephen T. Goudge – Doctor of Laws
Patrick J. LeSage, C.M., Q.C. – Doctor of Laws
R. Roy McMurtry, O.Ont., Q.C. – Doctor of Laws *
Dennis R. O’Connor – Doctor of Laws

48th Convocation – October 4th, 2008

Mina Grossman-Ianni – Doctor of Laws *
Rocco A. Marcello – Doctor of Laws
George A. McMahon, Sr. – Doctor of Laws *

49th Convocation – May 8th, 2009

Mike Aymong, MBA, CMA – Doctor of Laws
Marina Clemens – Doctor of Laws
John A. Fournier, CSB. – Doctor of Laws *
Brian S. Kyle – Doctor of Laws

50th Convocation – October 17th, 2009

Rabbi Jonathan V. Plaut – Doctor of Laws *
Gary A. Katz – Doctor of Laws
Jeffrey M. Slopen – Doctor of Laws

The 2010's and 2020's

51st Convocation – October 15th, 2010

Pierrette Craig – Doctor of Laws
Marty Gervais – Doctor of Laws

52nd Convocation – May 13th, 2011

Albina Guarnieri, P.C., M.P. – Doctor of Laws
Ralph Johnson, FRSC – Doctor of Laws
Eugene McBurney – Doctor of Laws

53rd Convocation – October 28th, 2011

James M. Bowman – Doctor of Laws
Harry Fowler – Doctor of Laws
Cataldo Francesco Grossi – Doctor of Laws
Pat Soulliere – Doctor of Laws

54th Convocation – May 10th, 2013

Samuel J. Ciccolini – Doctor of Laws
Julian Fantino – Doctor of Laws

November 24, 2021

Frank Iacobucci – Doctor of Laws

June 18, 2022

Patricia France – Doctor of Laws

56th Convocation – June 29, 2024

John M. Beck – Doctor of Laws
Veronique Mandal – Doctor of Laws