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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


The Order of Wilfrid Laurier University honours worthy recipients who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the university.

We invite members of the university community to nominate worthy individuals for the award.

Nominations

Eligibility

The award is available to any member of the university, those currently or formerly attached to the university, and to those representing the university in the community. Candidates nominated for membership in the order may include, but are not limited to, current or former faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and friends of the university. The award shall not be made posthumously or in absentia.

Presentation

The award consists of a diploma suitably inscribed, a pin denoting membership in the order, and a citation to be read at the convocation ceremony at which the award is presented. The recipient may also be invited to address convocation.

Process

Nomination deadlines are Nov. 15 for spring convocation and Feb. 15 for fall convocation. Nominations are reviewed by the Honorary Degree Committee and must include a completed nomination form, a letter of nomination signed by two nominators (or two representatives of a nominating group), and a full curriculum vitae and/or biographical sketch. All information submitted will be kept confidential. It is recommended that nominees not be advised of their nomination.

Send the complete nomination package to:

Secretary, Senate Honorary Degree Committee
University Secretariat
Wilfrid Laurier University
Room R242
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5

Past Recipients

  • David Pfrimmer, June 2016
  • Mary D'Alton, June 2013
  • Beverly Harris, June 2012
  • Herb Epp, June 2012
  • Gerry McGrath, October 2011

Contact Us:

Sarah Willey-Thomas

E: swilley@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2981


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