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Honourary Doctorates

Honorary Doctorates

Honourary Doctorate recipients of Laurentian University by year

"We are proud to be able to acknowledge these distinguished Canadians with their diverse backgrounds and various gifts,” said Steve Paikin, Laurentian University Chancellor. “Each of them has enriched our lives and communities through their contributions and we are honoured to welcome them as Laurentian Alumni."

2016

  • The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Law
  • Mark Cutifani, Law
  • Suzanne Tessier, Law
  • André Picard, Letters
  • Charles Pascal, Law
  • Joseph Roberts, Letters
  • Antoni Cimolino, Letters
  • Rick Bartolucci, Law

 

2015

  • Craig Kielburger 
  • Susan Aglukark
  • Jean-Marc Aubin
  • Marguerite Andersen
  • Peter Crossgrove
  • Douglas Cardinal

 

2014

  • The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Law 
  • Bruce Cockburn, Letters 
  • Blaine Nicholls, Law 
  • Masha Krupp, Letters 

 

2013

  • Janice Laking, Law
  • Arnold Aberman, Law
  • Ronald F. Caza, Law
  • James Marchbank, Law
  • Ron and Nancy Clark, Law

 

2012

  • Robert Deluce, Law
  • Meagen McGrath, Law
  • Steve Paikin, Letters
  • René Fontaine, Law

 

2011

  • Gaétan Gervais, Letters
  • Patricia Hennessy, Law

 

2010

  • Roméo Dallaire, Law
  • Richard Malette, Law
  • Gino St-Jean, Law
  • Ted Szilva, Law

 

2009

  • David Dodge, Law 
  • Bruce Ferguson, Letters
  • Raymond Kinoshameg, Law 
  • Felix Lopes Sr., Law
  • James Orbinski, Sciences
  • Lorraine Petzold, Law

 

2008

  • Lisa Balfour Bowen, Letters
  • Leland Bell, Letters
  • Herménégilde Chiasson, Letters
  • Ken Derrett, Sports Administration
  • Ron Francis, Law
  • Silken Laumann, Law
  • Robert Paquette, Letters
  • David Suzuki, Sciences

 

2007

  • Pierre Bélanger, Law
  • Minnijean Brown Trickey, Law
  • Steven Jeromy Carriere, Sciences
  • John Cunningham, Sciences
  • Bruce Mau, Letters
  • Robert Sawyer, Letters
  • Maureen Kempston Darkes, Business Administration
  • Robert McDonald, Letters

 

2006

  • Dyane Adam, Letters
  • Louise Charron, Law
  • John Daniel, Law
  • Robert Dickson, Letters
  • Frederick Griffith, Letters
  • Stephen Lewis, Law
  • Linda Lundström, Business Administration
  • Michael Roach, Business Administration
  • Homer Seguin, Law

 

2005

  • Michael Atkins, Letters
  • John Gammon Law
  • Ronnie Hawkins, Letters
  • Gisèle Lalonde, Law
  • Roy MacGregor, Letters
  • David Paciocco, Law
  • Richard Pound, Sports Administration

 

2004

  • James Bartleman, Law
  • Yadh Ben Achour, Letters
  • Kaireen Crichton, Law
  • Tomson Highway, Letters
  • Nancy Ruth, Law
  • Laura Sky, Letters
  • Fernand Ouellet, Letters

 

2003

  • Hédi Bouraoui, Letters
  • Aline Chrétien, Law
  • Pierre M. Gagnon, Business Administration
  • Kathy Gannon, Letters
  • Frank G. Paci, Letters
  • Jean-Roch Pelletier, Law
  • John Ralston Saul, Letters

 

2002

  • Allan Beattie, Law
  • Jean-Marc Dalpé, Letters
  • George Ewan, Sciences
  • Rick Mercer, Letters
  • Ted Nolan, Law
  • Alan W. Pope, Law
  • Dorothy Pringle, Sciences

 

2001

  • Margaret Eleanor Atwood, Letters
  • Tony Bates, Letters
  • Patrice Desbiens, Letters
  • Patrick Le Sage, Law
  • Genevra Richards, Law
  • Bernard Voyer, Letters (Geography)
  • James Duncan Wallace, Business Administration

 

2000

  • Olive Patricia Dickason, Law
  • Judy Feld Carr, Law
  • Bernard Grandmaître, Law
  • Penny Hartin, Law
  • Floyd Laughren, Law
  • Liza Mosher, Law
  • Anthony J. Naldrett, Sciences
  • Pierre Patry, Letters
  • Ernie Schroeder, Law
  • Noble Villeneuve, Law

 

1999 

  • Louise Arbour, Law
  • Denis F. Cheff, Business Administration
  • Claire Dimock, Business Administration
  • Nicholas Goldschmidt, Letters
  • Guy A. Goulard, Law
  • Spyros Loukidelis, Law
  • Donald Obonsawin, Letters

1998

  • John I. Clark, Sciences
  • Morris Duhaime, Sciences
  • Hélène Gravel, Letters
  • Tom Jackson, Letters
  • Gérald Janneteau, Letters
  • Basil H. Johnston, Law

 

1997

  • Michael Cowpland, Business Administration
  • Kenneth Danby, Fine Arts
  • Thomas M. Davies, Business Administration
  • Raymond Davis, Sciences
  • Gordon Gray, Business Administration
  • William Johnson, Letters
  • Guy Lemieux, Education
  • Alma Ricard, Business Administration

 

1996

  • Alex Baumann, Physical Education
  • Michel Chrétien, Sciences
  • Judy Erola, Law
  • Frank Pickard, Business Administration
  • Wan Pu, Sciences
  • Alan Querney, Business Administration

 

1995

  • Shirley Cheechoo, Letters
  • Blake Debassige, Law
  • Umberto Eco, Letters
  • Joan Newman Kuyek, Social Work
  • John Charles Polanyi, Sciences
  • Marie-P. Poulin, Law
  • Michael D. Sopko, Business Administration

 

1994

  • Reginald W. Bibby, Letters
  • Robert R. Carmichael, Letters
  • Leo W. Gerard, Letters
  • Laurent Larouche, Letters
  • Ruth McCuaig, Law
  • Madeleine Parent, Law

 

1993

  • Pierre Dansereau, Sciences
  • Normand Forest, Law
  • Ursula Franklin, Sciences
  • L. David Johnston, Law
  • André Lacroix, Law
  • Mary Stefura, Law

 

1992

  • Tom Angus, Sciences
  • Margaret R. Borley, Law
  • Mary Lou Fox Radulovich, Law
  • Alan J. Johnson, Education
  • Oliver J. Jones, Music
  • Tak Wah Mak, Sciences
  • J. Arthur Pharand, Business Administration
  • George J. Zytaruk, Letters

 

1991

  • Roberta Bondar, Sciences
  • Marie-Josée Drouin, Law
  • Gerry M. (Jr.) Lougheed, Law
  • Archie MacKinnon, Letters
  • Stanley G. Mullins, Letters

 

1990

  • Margaret Beckman, Letters
  • Richard Miles Blackwell, Letters
  • Thomas Cummings, Letters
  • Jean-Noël Desmarais, Sciences
  • Robert C. Desmarais, Law
  • Yves Guérard, Letters
  • Thomas L. Hennessy, Letters
  • William R. Kinsella, Letters
  • Robert J. Richardson, Sciences
  • Marianne Scott, Letters
  • Fred S. Sheridan, Letters
  • Morley Torgov, Letters

 

1989

  • Molly R. Hancock, Social Work
  • John Frank Leyerle, Letters
  • Daniel E. (Sr.) Pine, Law
  • Alec D. Thorpe, Sciences

 

1988

  • Monique Bégin, Law
  • Rosalie Bertell, Law
  • Lise Bissonnette, Letters
  • Anne Hébert, Letters
  • James S. Redpath, Letters
  • H. Robert H. Stinson, Law
  • Endel Tulving, Letters
  • Ossian E. Walli, Sciences

 

1987

  • Robert M. Bateman, Law
  • Kenneth A. Brynaert, Law
  • Claude Castonguay, Law
  • Margaret Benjafield Dow, Law
  • James E. MacDonald, Letters
  • F. Baxter Ricard, Law
  • Jeanne Sauvé, Law
  • Albert V. Tucker, Letters

 

1986

  • Herbert E. Brown, Law
  • R.G. Brian Dickson, Law
  • Paul-Émile Filion, Letters
  • James Grassby, Law
  • Paul Lacombe, Sciences
  • (Ontario) Terry Mancini, Law
  • Benoit R. Mandelbrot, Sciences
  • Edward Newbery, Law
  • Arthur Solomon, Law
  • Patterson Webster, Letters


1985

  • Robert Campeau, Business Administration
  • Chris Doherty, Law
  • Don L. James, Law
  • Nigel M. Kensit, Law
  • Anton Kuerti, Music
  • J. W. McNutt, Law
  • Robert Perras, Law
  • Alibert St-Aubin, Law

 

1984

  • Dalton J. Caswell, Law
  • Marsh A. Cooper, Law
  • Germain Lemieux, Letters
  • Walter F. Light, Sciences
  • Hugh P. MacMillan, Letters
  • Davidson S.H.W. Nicol, Sciences

1983

  • Walter Curlook, Sciences
  • Clifford Fielding, Sciences
  • Gérard Gardner, Sciences
  • Conrad Lavigne, Law
  • John C. MacIsaac, Sciences
  • William B. Plaunt, Law
  • Maurice Saulnier, Letters
  • Mary Whelan, Law

 

1982

  • The Right Honourable Jean J. Chrétien, Law
  • Paul Desmarais, Law
  • Grace Hartman Grout Mead, Law
  • Daphne Odjig, Letters
  • Edward R. Schreyer, Law
  • Yvan Trevor Wheale, Law
  • William C. Winegard, Law

 

1981

  • Amintore Fanfani, Law
  • Barbara Frum, Letters
  • Walter L. Gordon, Letters
  • James A. Jerome, Law
  • Antonine Maillet, Letters

 

1980  

  • Jean-François Hamelin, Letters
  • James R. Kidd, Letters
  • John T. Koski, Law
  • Stephen B. Roman, Law
  • Kenneth D. Taylor, Law

 

1979

  • John Barker, Law
  • Roy Bonisteel, Letters
  • J. Maurice S. Careless, Letters
  • Jean-Paul Drolet, Sciences
  • Herman S. Johannsen, Law
  • Thomas H. Peters, Sciences
  • Douglas Pollard, Letters

 

1978

  • René Brunelle, Law
  • Robert H. Carlin, Law
  • Margaret Orange, Law
  • Norman H. Wadge, Law
  • Tuzo Wilson, Sciences
  • Paul Wyczynski, Letters

 

1977

  • John W. Beaver, Law
  • Luc Lacourcière, Letters
  • W. Bennett Lewis, Sciences
  • Sylvia Ostry, Letters
  • Alma Reid, Law
  • Murray G. Ross, Law
  • Thomas Symons, Law

 

1976

  • Harry W. Bain, Letters
  • Jean-Noël Sr. Desmarais, Law
  • Roger Lemelin, Letters
  • J. Dean Muncaster, Law

 

1974  

  • Wallace E. Lambert, Letters
  • Grace MacInnis, Law
  • René Marin, Law

 

1973

  • Donald J. LeRoy, Sciences
  • J. d’Auteuil Richard, Letters
  • Keith Spicer, Law


1972

  • Mario Bernardi, Music
  • Jean-Éthier Blais, Letters
  • Walter Currie, Law

 

1971  

  • Rhéal Belisle, Law
  • Harold Bennett, Letters
  • Charles H. Best, Sciences
  • Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, Letters

 

1970

  • Donald G. Creighton, Letters
  • Paul Field, Sciences
  • Jean-Louis Gagnon, Law
  • Farley Mowat, Letters

 

1969

  • Emil Fackenheim, Law
  • Roger Guindon, Law
  • A. Maxwell Henderson, Law
  • J.W. Trusler, Law

 

1968

  • Louis P. Bonneau, Law
  • David S. Holbrook, Law
  • W.G. Schneider, Law
  • Henry S. Wingate, Law

 

1967

  • James S. Band, Law
  • Jean S. Boggs, Law
  • John H. Chapman, Law
  • Clément Cormier, Law

 

1966

  • Jacques Garneau, Law
  • Hugh MacLennan, Law
  • Alphonse M. Parent, Law
  • William G. Tamblyn, Law

 

1965

  • Lester B. Pearson, Law

 

1964

  • Benjamin F. Avery, Law
  • William Wright, Law

 

1963

  • Earl S. Lautenschläger, Law
  • John H. Robarts, Law

 

1962

  • Alexander Carter, Law

 


1961

  • Ralph D. Parker, Law
  • Georges P. Vanier, Law