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April 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Honorary Degree Recipients


from present to 1961

Beginning in 2009, several honorary degree recipients have graciously permitted the university to post the text of their convocation addresses.  Please click on the recipient's name to view the speech in .pdf form.


Wilfrid Laurier University
Kim Pate
LLD
June 2013
Eric Walters
DLitt
June 2013
John Thompson
LLD
June 2013
Janina Fialkowska
Darrell Bricker
DLitt
LLD
June 2013
October 2012
Colm Feore
DLitt
October 2012
Sky-Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe
DLitt
June 2012 (Brantford)
Joseph Boyden
DLitt
June 2012 (Brantford)
Sean Conway
LLD
June 2012
Real C. Tanguay
LLD
June 2012
Dionne Brand
DLitt
June 2012
Panos M. Pardalos
DSc
June 2012
Margaret E. McCully
DSc
June 2012
James Campbell
LLD
June 2012
Lennox Lewis
LLD
October 2011
H. Fisk Johnson
LLD
June 2011 (Brantford)
Raffi Cavoukian
DLitt
June 2011
Louise Arbour
LLD
June 2011
Romeo D'Allaire
DLitt
June 2011
Craig Kielburger
DLitt
June 2011
Marc Kielburger
DLitt
June 2011
Arthur Carty
DSc
June 2011
Neil Arya
DLitt
June 2011
Linda Hasenfratz
LLD
June 2011
Michael Pryse
DDiv
June 2011
Lawrence Hill
LLD
October 2010
Buffy Sainte-Marie
DLitt
June 2010 (Brantford)
Wayson Choy
DLitt
June 2010
Vera Good
DLitt
June 2010
Francis Pang
LLD
June 2010
Clive Beddoe
LLD
October 2009
David Alexander Anderson, P.C.
DSc
June 2009
Louise Fréchette
LLD
June 2009
Heather Reisman
LLD
June 2009
Audrey Ronning Topping
DLitt
June 2009 (Brantford)
Michael Lee-Chin
LLD
October 2008
Sheila Watt-Cloutier
LLD
October 2008
Lloyd Axworthy, P.C., O.C., OM
LLD June 2008
John Kim Bell
LLD June 2008 (Brantford)
Graham Edward Greene
LLD June 2008 (Brantford)
Lorna R. Marsden
LLD June 2008
Fred L. Nichols
LLD June 2008
Robert G. Rosehart
LLD June 2008
Allon Alan Shelley Bross
LLD October 2007
Jack Rabinovitch
LLD October 2007
James K. Bartleman, P.C., O.Ont.
LLD June 2007
Susan MacFarlane Burke DLitt June 2007
Michael Dennis Duffy DLitt June 2007 (Brantford)
Gordon K. Greene DLitt June 2007
James Frederick Kuntz DLitt June 2007
Geoffrey Stevens DLitt June 2007
Lisa Marie LaFlamme
LLD October 2006
James Roos Breithaupt
LLD June 2006
David Barr Chilton
DLitt June 2006
Robert Fletcher Nixon
LLD June 2006 (Brantford)
Donald F. Morgenson
LLD June 2006
Alfred Pletsch
LLD June 2006
Heather Munroe-Blum LLD October 2005
Myron S. Scholes LLD October 2005
Deborah Ellis DLitt June 2005 (Brantford)
Anton Kuerti DLitt June 2005
Carl Hiebert LLD June 2005
Terry Copp LLD June 2005
E. Margaret Fulton LLD October 2004
Maude Barlow DLitt June 2004 (Brantford)
Buzz Hargrove LLD June 2004
Jean-Michel Lacroix LLD June 2004
Alex Mustakas DLitt June 2004
Thomas Axworthy LLD June 2003
James Laurence Balsillie LLD June 2003
Donald W. Campbell LLD June 2003
Russell Johnson LLD June 2003
Thomas Vernon Hill DLitt June 2003 (Brantford)
Loreena McKennitt DLitt December 2002
Thomas d'Aquino LLD June 2002
Ross & Doris Dixon LLD June 2002
Paul Frey DLitt June 2002
The Hon. Graydon Nicholas LLD June 2002
James Hillier LLD May 2002 (Brantford)
John Pollock LLD October 2001
Frank Turner LLD October 2001
Timothy Findley DLitt June 2001
Paul Martin, P.C. LLD June 2001
Mark Starowicz DLitt June 2001
Carol Shields DLitt October 2000
Elizabeth (Betty) Sims LLD October 2000
Patricia Baird LLD June 2000
David Lough Crane DLitt June 2000
Herman Overgaard LLD June 2000
Peter Etril Snyder LLD October 1999
Klaus Woerner LLD October 1999
Wilfried von Bredow LLD June 1999
Ron Cleminson LLD June 1999
Robert Dye LLD June 1999
Paul Giannelia LLD June 1999
Marnie McBean LLD June 1999
Werner Schaal LLD June 1999
Pamela Wallin DLitt June 1999
Bruce Hodgins LLD October 1998
Myrna Schlegel LLD October 1998
Robert Schlegel LLD October 1998
Paula Brownlee LLD June 1998
Derek Burney LLD June 1998
Maureen Kempston Darkes LLD June 1998
Thomas Rolston LLD June 1998
Micheline Charest LLD June 1997
Christopher Newton DLitt June 1997
Maureen O'Neil LLD June 1997
David Strangway LLD June 1997
Henry Pankratz LLD October 1996
Robert Astley LLD May 1996
Howard Dyck LLD May 1996
William Lomax LLD June 1996
Burton Matthews LLD June 1996
Richard Goldstone LLD October 1995
Nafis Sadik LLD October 1995
Paul Fournier LLD May 1995
Walter Kröll LLD May 1995
Walter McLean LLD May 1995
Landon Pearson LLD May 1995
Janet Forstner LLD October 1994
William Leggett LLD October 1994
Dame Nita Barrow DLitt May 1994
Rita Cox DLitt May 1994
Peter Dalglish LLD May 1994
Jack McClelland DLitt May 1994
Pat Doherty DLitt October 1993
Milo Shantz DLitt October 1993
Paul Heinbecker LLD May 1993
Roberta Louise Jamieson LLD May 1993
Nancy-Lou Patterson DLitt May 1993
Hans Viessmann LLD May 1993
John English DLitt May 1992
John Sweeney LLD May 1992
John E. Cleghorn LLD October 1991
Raffi Armenian LLD June 1991
Wilhelm Nassau LLD June 1991
Rudy Wiebe DLitt June 1991
John Harry Panabaker LLD May 1990
Ernie Regehr LLD May 1990
Patrick Watson LLD October 1989
Wilbert H. Hopper LLD May 1989
Jan Narveson DLitt May 1989
Woldemar Neufeld DLitt October 1988
Richard Splane LLD October 1988
Stephen Lewis LLD May 1988
Flora Roy DLitt May 1988
Abram Wiebe LLD November 1987
Peggie Sampson LLD May 1987
Delton J. Glebe DDiv November 1986
Frank C. Peters LLD November 1986
William J. Villaume LLD November 1986
Walter Jacob Hachborn LLD October 1985
Mel Hurtig LLD October 1985
Elmer Walter Iseler LLD May 1985
John Charles Phillips LLD May 1985
Edna Staebler DLitt October 1984
Norman E. Wagner LLD May 1984
Peter Charles Swann LLD October 1983
Peter C. Newman LLD May 1983
Grant Louis Reuber LLD May 1983
Jackson Spear DLitt June 1983
James Thompson Black LLD May 1982
Robert Alan Willson LLD May 1982
William K. Caldwell LLD October 1981
Ralph Trapnell Snelgrove LLD October 1981
Tamara Giesbrecht LLD November 1981
Mabel Lane Krug LLD November 1981
Jean Chretien, P.C. LLD May 1981
Ross Munro DLitt November 1980
William David Huras DDiv May 1980
W. Darcy McKeough LLD May 1980
Janet Lang Boland LLD October 1979
Philip Bernard Rynard LLD October 1979
Paul Desmarais LLD May 1979
General Jacques Alfred Dextraze LLD May 1978
Mervyn L. Lahn LLD May 1978
Willard Zebedee Estey LLD May 1977
Beland Hugh Honderich LLD May 1977
Allan Joseph MacEachen LLD October 1976
Vadim D. Vladykov LLD October 1976
John Murray Ramsay LLD November 1976
John Barfoot MacDonald LLD May 1976
David James Walker LLD May 1976
John Black Aird LLD November 1975
Robert John Herman Binhammer DDiv November 1975
Maureen Forrester LLD November 1975
Reuben Conrad Baetz LLD May 1975
John Robert Evans LLD May 1975
Helmuth Thielicke LLD March 1974
Kurt Waldheim LLD May 1974
Edward Togo Salmon DLitt November 1974
Eric Alfred Winkler LLD November 1974

Waterloo Lutheran University
Bernard Joseph Francis Lonergan DDiv November 1973
Garfield Lloyd Bender DLitt November 1973
Michael Grattan O'Leary DLitt November 1973
Gerhard Gregory Baum DLitt May 1973
Harold Theodor Floreen DDiv May 1973
Alvin John Baetz DDiv May 1973
Norman Arthur Berner DDiv November 1972
John Francis Leddy LLD November 1972
Thomas H.B. Symons LLD November 1971
Charles Miller Fisher LLD November 1971
Harry Douglas Greb LLD May 1971
Edward Gustav Pleva LLD May 1971
John Parmenter Robarts LLD May 1971
Lister Shedden Sinclair DLitt November 1970
Robert James Marshall DDiv November 1970
Joseph Gerald Hagey LLD May 1970
Charles Hibbert Millard LLD May 1970
Jacob Henry Quiring DDiv May 1970
Norah Evangeline Michener LLD November 1969
Paul-Emil Leger LLD November 1969
Frederick William Minkler LLD November 1969
John Yaremko LLD May 1969
Herbert Laurence Jacobson LLD May 1969
J. Ray Houser DLitt May 1969
George Johann Klein LLD November 1968
Walter Albert Thompson LLD November 1968
John George Diefenbaker LLD November 1968
Walter Hugh Johns LLD May 1968
James Malcolm McAvity LLD May 1968
John Alvin Surerus DLitt May 1968
John J. Wettlaufer LLD October 1967
Donald Methuen Fleming LLD October 1967
Walter Edwin Buszin DDiv October 1967
Otto Frederick Reble DDiv May 1967
Paul Joseph James Martin LLD May 1967
Henry Valle LLD May 1967
Philip Sydney Fisher LLD October 1966
Norman Christoph Schneider LLD October 1966
Joseph Bascom St. John DLitt October 1966
John Elford Brent LLD May 1966
Charles Eric Hendry LLD May 1966
John A. Miller DDiv May 1966
Rev. John V. Mills LLD October 1965
Rev. Otto W. Heick DLitt October 1965
Kenneth Wiffin Taylor LLD October 1965
Allen Thomas Lambert LLD May 1965
Henri Francis Legare LLD May 1965
Earl Jacob Treusch LLD May 1965
Alexander O. Potter DLitt May 1965
Lester Bowles Pearson LLD December 1964
Flora McCrea Eaton LLD October 1964
Chester Alvin Ronning LLD October 1964
John Frederick Neudoerffer DDiv October 1964
Otto Theodore Carl Stockman DDiv May 1964
William Ross Macdonald LLD May 1964
Gould Wickey LLD May 1964
Arthur Reginald Marsden Lower DLitt May 1964
William Grenville Davis LLD October 1963
Franklin Clark Fry LLD October 1963
Albert William Trueman LLD October 1963
Arthur Sutherland Pigott Woodhouse DLitt October 1963
Clifford Stanley Roberts DDiv May 1963
Floyd Sherman Chalmers LLD May 1963
Walter Frank Schroeder LLD May 1963
Clarence Charles Stoughton LLD May 1963
Douglas White Ambridge LLD October 1962
Alan Hepburn Jarvis LLD October 1962
Ernest Edgar Long LLD October 1962
John Murr Zimmerman DDiv October 1962
Helen Mildred Blythe Allison LLD May 1962
Diamond Jenness LLD May 1962
Joseph Roberts Smallwood LLD May 1962
William Henry Stackel LLD May 1962
Urho Kaleva Kekkonen LLD October 1961
Hugh MacLennan DLitt October 1961
Johannes August Friedrich Schulze DDiv October 1961
Ronald Alexander Allen LLD May 1961
George Harris Hees LLD May 1961
Henry Asbjorn Larsen LLD May 1961