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Recipients

Degree Granted

Date

Hon. Madame Justice Dr. Rosalie Silberman ABELLA Doctor of Laws (employment equity) Spring 1991
Dr. Anni ALBERS Doctor of Laws (artist) Fall 1973
Dr. Josef ALBERS Doctor of Laws (artist) Fall 1973
Dr. Edgar Tilden ALBERTS Doctor of Laws (York founder) Spring 1981
Hon. Dr. Lincoln MacCauley ALEXANDER Doctor of Laws (former Lieutenant Governor) Fall 1990
Dr. Andrew ALLAN Doctor of Letters (radio actor & writer) Spring 1972
Dr. Helen Katherine STACEY (née ALLEN) Doctor of Laws ("Today's Child" magazine) Spring 1979
Dr. Sidney ALTMAN Doctor of Science (Nobel Prize Biology) Spring 1990
Dr. Doris ANDERSON Doctor of Letters (Former Governor) Fall 1997
Baron Noël Gilroy ANNAN Doctor of Letters (university official) Spring 1966
Dr. Louis APPLEBAUM Doctor of Letters (composer) Spring 1979
Dr. Mortimer Herbert APPLEY Doctor of Science (psychologist) Fall 1975
Dr. C.J. S. APPS Doctor of Laws Spring 1976
Madame Justice Dr. Louise ARBOUR Doctor of Laws (judge, scholar) Spring 1995
Dr. Hannah ARENDT Doctor of Laws Spring 1968
Dr. Angela M. ARMITT Doctor of Laws Spring 1975
Dr. Bromley ARMSTRONG Doctor of Laws (social justice & human rights activist) Spring 2013
Dr. H. Anthony ARRELL Doctor of Laws (business leader) Fall 2008
Hon. Dr. John Douglas ARNUP Doctor of Laws (retired judge) Spring 1969
Dr. Harry W. ARTHURS Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Professor Nesta Mary ASHWORTH Doctor of Laws (scholar and teacher) Spring 2001
Dr. Beth ATCHESON Doctor of Laws (lawyer, feminist activist,dedicated volunteer for human rights and philanthropic causes. ) Fall 2011
Dr. Phoebe ASIYO Doctor of Laws (Kenyan parliamentarian, activist, goodwill ambassador) Spring 2003
Dr. Jean AUGUSTINE Doctor of Laws (1st African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons) Spring 2011
Dr. Frank Joseph AUGUSTYN Doctor of Letters (dancer) Spring 1979
Dr. Margaret AVISON Doctor of Literature (poet) Fall 1985
Dr. Yvonne Tempe AZIZ Doctor of Laws (university administrator) Spring 1985
 
Dr. Peggy BAKER Doctor of Letters (Dancer, choreographer, teacher) Spring 2013
Lord Thomas BALOGH OF HAMPSTEAD Doctor of Laws (economist) Fall 1981
Dr. Aharon BARAK Doctor of Laws (President, Supreme Court of Israel) Spring 2000
Dr. Ernesto BARBINI Doctor of Letters (music) Spring 1980
Dr. Matthew W. BARRETT Doctor of Laws (banking) Spring 1993
Dr. Andy BARRIE Doctor of Laws Spring 2010
Dame Ruth Nita BARROW Doctor of Laws (former Governor-General of Barbados) Spring 1990
Hon. Dr. James BARTLEMAN Doctor of Laws (former Lieutenant Governorl of Ontario) Fall 2003
Dr. Dominic Stephen BARTON Doctor of Laws (business leader) Spring 2012
Dr. Sheela BASRUR Doctor of Laws (Chief Medical Officer of Health) Fall 2007
Dr. Isabel BASSETT Doctor of Laws (former MPP and Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation; journalist) Fall 2001
Dr. Sonja Ingrid BATA Doctor of Laws (business) Spring 1992
Dr. Thomas J. BATA Doctor of Laws (business) Spring 1998
Sir David Robert BATES Doctor of Science (physics) Spring 1983
Dr. Philippe de Gaspé BEAUBIEN Doctor of Laws (broadcasting & publishing exec.) Spring 1979
Dr. Laurent BEAUDOIN Doctor of Laws (business) Spring 1992
Dr. Norma Marian BEECROFT Doctorate of Letters (composer) Spring 1996
Hon. Dr. Just. Jean-Marie Philémon Joseph BEETZ Doctor of Laws (retired judge) Spring 1983
Dr. Monique BÉGIN Doctor of Letters (former Minister of Health; university dean) Spring 1995
Dr. Robert Gordon BELL Doctor of Laws (physician) Fall 1986
Dr. George J. BENJAMIN Doctor of Laws (photography) Spring 1980
Dr. Avie BENNETT Doctors of Letters (Chancellor Emeritus and philanthropist) Spring 2004
Dr. Roy Frederick BENNETT Doctor of Laws (business) Fall 1989
Dr. Jacques BENSIMON Doctor of Letters Spring 1998
Hon. J. Thomas Rodney BERGER Doctor of Laws (judge) Spring 1977
Dr. Douglas G. BERGERON Doctor of Laws (business leader in the technology field) Spring 2013
Dr. Hakan BERGGREN Doctor of Letters (academic links with Sweden) Spring 1994
Dr. Pierre BERTON Doctor of Letters (author) Spring 1974
Air Commodore Leonard J. BIRCHALL Doctor of Laws (Saviour of Ceylon; university administrator) Spring 1982
Hon. Florence Bayard BIRD Doctor of Laws (senator, journalist, broadcaster & author) Fall 1971
Dr. Claude Thomas BISSELL Doctor of Laws (Former University of Toronto President) Spring 1967
Dr. Neil BISSOONDATH Doctor of Letters (novelist, essayist & short story writer; York alumnus) Spring 1999
Dr. Barbara Aronstein BLACK Doctor of Laws (legal history) Spring 1990
Dr. Naomi BLACK Doctor of Laws Spring 2010
Dr. C. Reginald BLACKSTOCK Doctor of Laws Spring 1974
Dr. Richard BLACKWELL Doctor of Laws Fall 1971
Dr. Vincent Wheeler BLADEN Doctor of Laws Spring 1975
Dr. Marie-Claire BLAIS Doctor of Letters (author) Spring 1975
Hon. Allan Emrys BLAKENEY Doctor of Laws (former Premier of Saskatchewan) Spring 1991
Prof. Ronald Langley BLOORE Doctor of Letters (artist) Fall 1993
Dr. Jean Sutherland BOGGS Doctor of Letters (museum leader) Fall 1976
Dr. Roberta Lynn BONDAR Doctor of Science (astronaut, scientist, physician) Fall 1992
Dr. A. Alan BOROVOY Doctor of Laws (civil liberties advocate) Fall 1988
Lord Bertram Vivian BOWDEN Doctor of Science (physicist) Spring 1979
Dr. William J.S. BOYLE Doctor of Laws (innovation leader and champion of arts and culture) Spring 2012
Baron Asa BRIGGS Doctor of Laws (British historian) Spring 1968
Dr. Donald BRITTAIN Doctor of Letters (Canadian documentary films) Spring 1987
Hon. John Edward BROADBENT Doctor of Laws (Parliamentarian) Fall 1991
Dr. David BROADFOOT Doctor of Letters (Actor, comedian, comic writer) Fall 2008
Dr. Rosemary BROWN Doctor of Laws (human rights activist) Spring 1989
Dr. Dave BRUBECK Doctors of Letters (jazz pianist) Spring 2004
Dr. Thomas BRZUSTOWSKI Doctor of Science Fall 2005
Dr. Ralph Johnson BUNCHE Doctor of Laws (U.N. Under Secretary-General) Spring 1970
Dr. Jean Robertson BURNET Doctor of Letters (minorities educator) Spring 1985
Dr. George Allan BURTON Doctor of Laws (former Governor) Spring 1973
Dr. David BUTLER-JONES Doctor of Laws (Public Health Leader) Spring 2007
 
Dr. June CALLWOOD Doctor of Laws (writer and activist) Spring 1988
Dr. Maria CAMPBELL Doctor of Letters (women's & native rights advocate) Spring 1992
Dr. Peter CAMPBELL Doctor of Letters (diplomat, public broadcaster) Spring 1999
Dr. Paul CANTOR Doctor of Laws (Past Chair, York Board of Governors, business leader) Fall 2012
Dr. Herbert CARNEGIE Doctor of Laws (Community leader) Spring 2006
Sir Anthony Alfred CARO Doctor of Letters (sculptor) Spring 1976
Dr Joseph CARON Doctor of Laws (former ambassador to China & Japan, former high commissioner to India) Fall 2011
M. Roch CARRIER Doctor of Letters (Canadian literature) Spring 1993
Dr. Robert CARSEN     Doctor of Laws (opera director) Spring 2005
Dr. Walter CARSEN Doctor of Laws (arts philanthropist) Spring 2005
Dr. John Jarvis CARSON Doctor of Laws (educator) Fall 1972
Hon. John Robert CARTWRIGHT Doctor of Laws Spring 1969
Dr. Rubin CARTER Doctor of Laws Fall 2005
Dr. Thérèse CASGRAIN Doctor of Laws Spring 1977
Dr. Claude CASTONGUAY Doctor of Laws (public servant, corporate leader, politician) Spring 2000
Dr. Maria Livanos CATTAUI Doctor of Laws (Distinguished international corporate leader) Fall 2006
Dr. Ruth Grace CAWKER Doctor of Letters (architect) Spring 1996
Dr. Floyd Sherman CHALMERS Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hon) (publisher; past Chancellor)
Fall 1973
Dr. Joan CHALMERS Doctor of Letters (philanthropist, arts and culture) Spring 2000
Dr. Mary Ann CHAMBERS Doctor of Laws(former MPP, philanthropist ) Spring 2013
Dr. Alfred D. CHANDLER, Jr. Doctor of Laws (development of business theory) Spring 1988
Dr. Shan CHANDRASEKAR Doctor of Laws Spring 2010
Dr. Denise CHONG Doctor of Laws (Writer, journalist) Fall 2007
Hon. Dr. Jean CHRÉTIEN Doctor of Laws (political leader, Prime Minister of Canada) Spring 1986
Dr. W. Edmund CLARK Doctor of Laws (philanthropist, business leader) Fall 2013
Rt. Hon. Joe CLARK Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Alan Martin CLARKE Doctor of Laws (educator) Spring 1992
Dr. Austin CLARKE Doctor of Letters Spring 2010
Dr. Larry Denman CLARKE Doctor of Laws (Canadian space industry) Spring 1985
Her Excellency the Rt. Hon. Dr. Adrienne CLARKSON Doctor of Laws (Governor-General of Canada) Spring 2003
Dr. Michael "Pinball" CLEMONS Doctor of Laws (athlete, community service) Fall 2000
Professor Robert CLUETT Doctor of Letters (English Professor, founder of Canadian Merit Scholarship Fund) Spring 1996
Dr. Bruce COCKBURN Doctor of Letters (singer, songwriter & environmentalist) Spring 1989
Dr. Jack COCKWELL Doctor of Laws (business leader) Spring 2001
Dr. Marshall A. (Mickey) COHEN Doctor of Laws Spring 1986
Dr. Maxwell COHEN Doctor of Laws (judge) Spring 1969
Major James Wm. COLDWELL Doctor of Laws Spring 1972
Dr. John Robert COLOMBO Doctor of Letters Spring 1998
Dr. Martin Philip CONNELL Doctor of Laws (philanthropist) Fall 1992
Dr. John James CONWAY  Doctor of Laws (First Master of Founders College) Fall 1977
Dr. Jill Kathryn Ker CONWAY Doctor of Laws (University President) Fall 1977
Dr. Ramsay COOK Doctor of Letters (scholar, historian) Fall 2000
Dr. Gail COOK-BENNETT Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. James Alexander CORRY Doctor of Laws Spring 1980
Dr. Peter deCarteret CORY Doctor of Laws October 1997
Dr. Gerald P. COSGRAVE Doctor of Laws (career counseling) Spring 1973
Dr. Francesco COSSIGA Doctor of Laws (President of Italy) June 1986
Professor Irwin COTLER Doctor of Laws (human rights advocate) Fall 1987
Dr. John COULTER Doctor of Letters (Canadian playwright) Spring 1978
Dr. Joseph Robert COULTER Doctor of Letters (athlete & teacher) Spring 1972
Dr. Donald COUSENS Doctor of Laws (Former Mayor of Markham) Spring 2007
Dr. Louise Bennett-COVERLEY Doctor of Letters Spring 1998
Dr. Rita COX Doctor of Letters (public librarian, storyteller & writer) Spring 1993
Dr. Harold Scott MacDonald COXETER Doctor of Science (mathematician) Spring 1994
Prof. Paul-André CRÊPEAU Doctor of Laws (civil law) Spring 1984
Dr. Cathy CROWE Doctor of Laws Spring 2010
Dr. Paul Josef CRUTZEN Doctor of Science (atmospheric chemistry) Spring 1986
Dr. David Michael CULVER Doctor of Laws (international business) Spring 1989
Dr. Alvin CURLING Doctor of Laws (Former Provincial cabinet minister and Ambassador) Fall 2009
Dr. Balfour Watson CURRIE Doctor of Science (space research) Spring 1977
Air Marshall Wilfred A. CURTIS Doctor of Laws (York founder) Fall 1968
 
Sir Ralf Gustav DAHRENDORF Doctor of Laws (university administrator, sociologist & politician) Fall 1979 
Dr. Dominic D'ALESSANDRO  Doctor of Laws (corporate and community leader) Spring 2006
Dr. Alexander DALGARNO Doctor of Science (physicist, astronomer) Spring 2000
Lieutenant-General Dr. Roméo DALLAIRE (Ret.) Doctor of Laws (soldier; humanitarian) Spring 2002
Dr.Leslie DAN Doctor of Laws Fall 2010
Barnett J. DANSON Doctor of Laws (statesman and human rights advocate) Spring 2006
Dr. True DAVIDSON Doctor of Laws (Mayor of East York) Spring 1978
Dr. Frank T. DAVIES Doctor of Science (space research) Spring 1977
Dr. Robertson DAVIES Doctor of Letters (editor, playwright, novelist & scholar) Spring 1973
Dr. Andrew DAVIS Doctor of Letters (musician, conductor & composer) Spring 1984
Hon. William Grenville DAVIS Doctor of Laws (Former Premier of Ontario) Spring 1989
Dr. Stanley Harold DEEKS Doctor of Laws (York founder) Spring 1981
Dr. Lloyd Arthur DENNIS Doctor of Letters (educational policy) Spring 1990
Dr. Dora DE PÊDERY-HUNT Doctor of Letters (sculptor - medals) Fall 1983
Dr. Herbet DE SOUZA Doctor of Laws Fall 1996
Dr. Horatio Henry Lovat DICKSON Doctor of Letters (author & publisher) Spring 1981
Rt. Hon. Robert George Brian DICKSON Doctor of Laws (Chief Justice of Canada) Spring 1985
Dr. Ricardo DÍEZ-HOCHLEITNER Doctor of Letters (research & education) Spring 1993
Dr. William DIMMA  Doctor of Laws (Former Dean of Business & Former Chair of York University's Board of Governors) Fall 1998
Professor Rene DIONNE Doctor of Letters (professor) Spring 1995
Hon. Thomas Clement DOUGLAS Doctor of Laws (Former Premier of Saskatchewan & Parliamentarian) Spring 1974
Dr. Elizabeth DOWDESWELL Doctor of Laws (public service in environmental management) Spring 1999
Dr. Vincent Roy D'OYLEY Doctor of Letters (educational administrator) Spring 1994
Dr. Garth DRABINSKY Doctor of Letters (entrepreneur, author) Spring 1995
Dr. Victereene DRAPER Doctor of Laws (university administrator) Spring 1991
Dr. Ken DRYDEN Doctor of Laws Spring 1996
Dr. Maurice Samuel Roger Charles DRUON Doctor of Letters (Francophone Cultural Co-operation & author) Spring 1987
Hon. Charles Leonard DUBIN Doctor of Laws (former Chief Justice of Ontario) Fall 1990
Dr. Louis DUDEK Doctor of Letters (poet, literary critic & editor) Spring 1983
Dr. Dorothy DUNN Doctor of Laws (education) Fall 1980
The Hon. Dr. Justice René DUSSAULT Doctor of Laws (scholar, public servant & judge) Spring 1992
Dr. Peter M. DWYER Doctor of Letters (artist) Fall 1972
 
Dr. Mary Two-Axe EARLEY Doctor of Laws (Aboriginal women's rights) Spring 1981
Dr. Cyrus EATON Doctor of Laws Spring 1975
Dr. Signy H. EATON Doctor of Letters Spring 1971
Dr. Marlys EDWARDH Doctor of Letters Spring 2010
Dr. John Llewelyn Jones EDWARDS Doctor of Laws (retired law professor) Spring 1982
Dr. Mariano Anthony ELIA Doctor of Laws (benefactor of postsecondary education) Spring 1985
Rev. James G. ENDICOTT Doctor of Laws Spring 1983
Dr. Michael ENRIGHT Doctor of Laws (broadcaster) Spring 2012
Dr. Georges Henry ERASMUS Doctor of Laws (aboriginal leader) Fall 1992
Dr. Manfred ERHARDT Doctor of Laws (former Minister of Higher Education for Berlin) Fall 1999
Dr. John Robert EVANS Doctor of Laws (Former President, University of Toronto) Spring 1977
 
Professor Barker FAIRLEY Doctor of Letters Spring 1975
Dr. Robert Gordon Lee FAIRWEATHER Doctor of Laws (politician & human rights) Spring 1993
Professor Jean-Charles FALARDEAU Doctor of Laws (sociologist) Spring 1978
Dr. Richard FALK Doctor of Laws (legal scholar) Spring 2004
Sir Brian FALL Doctor of Laws (diplomat) Fall 2002
Dr. Li-Zhi FANG Doctor of Science (scientist & Chinese democracy advocate) Spring 1993
Dr. William Douglas FARR Doctor of Laws (university administrator) Spring 1994
Dr. Sandra FAIRE and Ivan FECAN Doctor of Laws (Joint) Spring 2008
Dr. Saul FELDBERG Doctor of Laws (entrepreneur & philanthropist) Spring 2004
Dr. Niv FICHMAN Doctor of Letters (Film & Television) Spring 1998
Dr. Robert Duer Claydon FINCH Doctor of Letters (poet) Spring 1976
Dr. Timothy FINDLEY Doctor of Letters (fiction writer) Fall 1989
Dr. Jacob FINKELMAN, Q.C. Doctor of Laws Spring 1977
Dr. Bernie FINKELSTEIN, O.C. Doctor of Letters (music) Fall 2012
Dr. Murray M. FISHER Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Professor John Gunther FLEMING Doctor of Laws (law - torts) Spring 1985
Dr. Maureen FORRESTER Doctor of Letters Spring 1972
Hon. Eugene Alfred FORSEY  Doctor of Laws (Senator & Constitutional Expert) Fall 1972
Dr. Edith Margaret Fulton FOWKE
 
Doctor of Letters (folklore & York faculty) Spring 1982
Dr. Celia FRANCA Doctor of Laws (dancer & choreographer) Spring 1976
Dr. Ursula Martius FRANKLIN Doctor of Science (geologist) Spring 1985
Dr. John FRASER Doctor of Laws (journalist and public intellectual) Winter 2007
Dr. Sheila FRASER Doctor of Laws Fall 2010
Dr. Rowland Cardwell FRAZEE Doctor of Laws (banker) Spring 1984
Hon. Samuel FREEDMAN Doctor of Laws (retired judge) Spring 1971
Dr. Vaira VIKE-FREIBERGA Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Dr. Hans FREUDENTHAL Doctor of Science (math research) Fall 1974
Dr. Martin FRIEDLAND Doctor of Laws (legal scholar, university administrator) Spring 2003
Dr. Monique Y. FRIZE Doctor of Science (educational opportunities for women) Spring 1994
Dr. Herman Northrop FRYE Doctor of Letters (author & professor) Spring 1969
Dr. Robert Marshall Blount FULFORD Doctor of Letters (journalist) Spring 1987
Dr. Ethel Margaret FULTON Doctor of Letters (women's studies) Spring 1986
 
Dr. John Kenneth GALBRAITH Doctor of Laws (economist, diplomat & writer) Spring 1976
Hon. George Alexander GALE Doctor of Laws (former Chief Justice of Ontario) Spring 1969
Dr. Mavis GALLANT Doctor of Letters (author) Spring 1984
Dr. Frederick G. GARDINER Doctor of Laws Spring 1969
Dr. George Ryerson GARDINER Doctor of Laws (Former Governor) Fall 1982
Dr. Marc GARNEAU Doctor of Science (astronaut) Spring 2002
Dr. William Reginald Stephen GARTON Doctor of Science (physics & spectroscopy) Spring 1972
Dr. George E. GATHERCOLE Doctor of Laws Spring 1966
Dr. Michèle GENDREAU-MASSALOUX Doctor of Laws (scholar, university administrator, public servant) Spring 2005
Dr. Bertrand GERSTEIN Doctor of Laws (Former Chair of York University's Board of Governors) Fall 1980
Dr. Reva GERSTEIN Doctor of Laws (psychologist, community & university service) Spring 1993
Dr. Valerie GIBBONS Doctor of Laws (former Ontario Deputy Minister, promoted child and family equity) Spring 2000
Dr. Robert C. GIBSON Doctor of Letters (benefactor - library collection) Spring 1995
Dr. James GILLIES Doctor of Laws (pioneering educator, scholar, politician) Winter 2006
Dr. Bernard Arthur GINGRAS Doctor of Science (scientific research) Spring 1979
Dr. Edouard GLISSANT Doctor of Letters (novelist, poet & playwright) Spring 1989
Dr. Reginald GODDEN  Doctor of Letters (pianist) Spring 1985
Dr. Serge GODIN  Doctor of Laws (pioneer in information technology; philanthropist ) Spring 2013
Dr. Anne GOLDEN Doctor of Laws (community leader) Spring 2000
Hon. H. Carl GOLDENBERG Doctor of Laws (Canadian public affairs) Spring 1982
Dr. Joan GOLDFARB Doctor of Laws (volunteer, philanthropist) Spring 2003
Dr. Martin GOLDFARB Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Nicholas GOLDSCHMIDT Doctor of Laws (Canadian conductor, teacher and music festival organizer) Spring 1999
Dr. John Peter George GORDON Doctor of Laws Spring 1980
Hon. Walter L. GORDON Doctor of Laws (Former Chancellor & Minister of Finance) Spring 1978
Dr. Diane GOUDIE and Dr. Eleanor MOORE, LLD Doctor of Laws (Innovative Educators) Spring 2007
Dr. L.B.C. GOWER Doctor of Laws Spring 1969
Hon. Samuel George McDougall GRANGE Doctor of Laws (Judge) Spring 1990
Dr. Charlotte GRAY Doctor of Laws (author & political columnist) Fall 2007
Dr. John Morgan GRAY Doctor of Laws (publisher & writer) Spring 1976
Dr. Stanley I. GREENSPAN Doctor of Laws (medical clinician, scholar and activist in psychoanalysis) Spring 2006
Dr. Germaine GREER Doctor of Letters (distinguished author and lecturer in feminist theory) Fall 1999
Professor John A.G. GRIFFITH Doctor of Laws Spring 1982
Very Rev. Father Roger GUINDON Doctor of Laws (Former Rector, University of Ottawa) Spring 1983
Dr. Ralph Barker GUSTAFSON  Doctor of Letters (poet) Spring 1991
Professor Bernard Victor GUTSELL Doctor of Laws (cartographer) Spring 1988
Dr. Peter GZOWSKI Doctor of Letters (broadcaster) Spring 1991
 
Dr. Arthur Robinson HACKETT Doctor of Laws (York founder) Spring 1981
Professor Peter HAGGETT Doctor of Science (geographer) Spring 1983
Dr. Don HAIG Doctor of Letters (contributor to Canadian film) Spring 1993
Hon. Emmett M. HALL Doctor of Laws (retired Justice of Supreme Court of Canada) Spring 1977
Dr. Michael Alexander Kirkwood HALLIDAY Doctor of Letters (scholar & author, linguistics) Spring 1988
Dr. Janet Elizabeth HALLIWELL Doctor of Science (Canadian science) Spring 1991
Dr. Francess Georgina HALPENNY Doctor of Letters (editor & professor) Spring 1982
Dr. Herbert Norman HALPERT Doctor of Letters (Canadian folklore) Fall 1990
Dr. Piers HANDLING Doctor of Laws (Director & CEO, TIFF) Spring 2011
Dr. Marsha HANEN Doctor of Laws (philosopher, leader in higher education, mentor to women) Spring 1999
Dr. Rick HANSEN Doctor of Laws (advocate/activist for people with spinal cord injuries) Spring 2013
Dr. Charles Harold (Chuck) HANTHO Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Dr. John Davison HARBRON Doctor of Letters November 1997
Dr. Madeline Isobel HARDY Doctor of Laws (educational leader) Spring 1986
Dr. Frederick Kenneth HARE Doctor of Science (environmentalist) Spring 1978
Dr. Woody T. HARRELSON Doctor of Laws (Actor/environmental activist, author) Fall 2009
Dr. Rex HARRINGTON Doctor of Letters (ballet dancer; artist and actor) Spring 2006
Dr. Henry Silton HARRIS Doctor of Letters (scholar) Spring 2001
Dr. R. Colebrook HARRIS Doctor of Letters (historical geographer) Spring 1993
Dr. Grace HARTMAN Doctor of Laws (labour leader & women's rights activist) Spring 1992
Dr. Václav HAVEL Doctor of Letters (in absentia - playwright & author) presented at ceremony Spring 1982
Feb. 1990
The Reverend Brent HAWKES Doctor of Laws (Pastor, gay rights activist) Fall 2009
Dr. Bohdan (Bob) HAWRYLYSHYN Doctor of Laws Fall 1984
Dr. Arden HAYNES Doctor of Laws (business leader, former Chancellor) Spring 2000
Dr. Wilson Adonijah HEAD  Doctor of Laws (York faculty & social worker) Spring 1982
Dr. Seamus HEANEY Doctor of Letters (poet, Nobel Laureate) Spring 1996
Dr. D.O. HEBB Doctor of Science Fall 1966
Dr. Chantal HÉBERT Doctor of Laws (Journalist Spring 2012
Professor Karl F. HELLEINER Doctor of Laws Fall 1978
Dr. Jules HELLER Doctor of Letters (former Dean of Fine Arts) Spring 1985
Dr. Jay HENNICK Doctor of Law(entrepreneur, lawyer, philanthropist) Fall 2011
Dr. Martha HENRY Doctor of Letters (theatre & arts) Spring 1990
Dr. Marku HENRIKSSON Doctor of Letters (scholar) Fall 1995
Dr. Ben HEPPNER Doctor of Laws (opera singer) Spring 2003
Dr. Peter A. HERRNDORF Doctor of Laws (publisher) Fall 1989
Dr. Naomi Louisa HERSOM Doctor of Laws (educator & feminist) Fall 1988
Dr. Gerhard G. HERZBERG Doctor of Science (physics) Fall 1969
General Chaim HERZOG Doctor of Laws (President of Israel) June 1989
Dr. Ruth Atkinson HINDMARSH Doctor of Laws Spring 1966
Dr. Colin HINES Doctor of Science (atmospheric scientist) Fall 2001
Dr. Eric John Ernest HOBSBAWM Doctor of Letters (art historian) Fall 1986
Dr. Abigail HOFFMAN Doctor of Laws (athlete) Spring 1998
Dr. Bill HOGARTH Doctor of Laws Spring 2010
Dr. Peter HOGG Doctor of Laws (professor emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, constitutional scholar and educator) Spring 2006
Dr. Richard HOGGART Doctor of Laws (Outreach Education - writer & educator) Spring 1988
Professor John Wendell HOLMES Doctor of Laws (diplomat, scholar & author) Spring 1981
Dr. Beland Hugh HONDERICH Doctor of Laws (publisher, Toronto Star) Fall 1976
Dr. Chaviva HOSEK Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. James HOUSTON Doctor of Letters (artist, author, arts administrator) Spring 2001
Dr. Charles B. HUGGINS Doctor of Laws (surgeon - cancer research) Spring 1968
Dr. Clara HUGHES Doctor of Laws (Olympian, mental health advocate, international humanitarian) Fall 2012
Dr. John HUNKIN Doctor of Laws (business leader and philanthropist) Spring 2004
Dr. Mel HURTIG Doctor of Laws (book publisher) Fall 1980
 
Hon. Frank IACOBUCCI Doctor of Laws (retired Supreme Court Justice) Spring 2005
Professor George IGNATIEFF Doctor of Laws (international diplomacy) Fall 1975
Dr. Avrom ISAACS Doctor of Laws (Canadian art) Spring 1992
Dr. Elmer Walter ISELER Doctor of Letters (Canadian choral music) Spring 1994
Dr. Tadao ISHIKAWA Doctor of Laws (Japanese scholar & educator) Spring 1990
Dr. Fumiko ISHIOKA Doctor of Laws (educator and curator) Spring 2004
Dr. Kenneth IVERSON Doctor of Science (computer programmer) Spring 1998
 
Dr. Frederic (Eric) JACKMAN Doctor of Laws Fall 2010
The Hon. Henry Newton Rowell JACKMAN Doctor of Laws (Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario & Former Governor) Spring 1996
Dr. Dean JACOBS Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Dr. Donald P. JACOBS Doctor of Laws (management educator) Spring 2002
Professor William JAFFE Doctor of Laws Spring 1974
Dr. William Fleming JAMES Doctor of Laws (geologist) Fall 1978
Dr. Roberta JAMIESON Doctor of Laws (First Nations Chief, lawyer, activist) Spring 2003
Hon. Michaële JEAN Doctor of Laws (Governor General of Canada) Winter 2007
Dr. Pamela Hansford JOHNSON (Lady Snow) Doctor of Letters (critic & novelist) Fall 1967
Dr. George Arthur JOHNSTON, Q.C. Doctor of Laws (archivist) Spring 1981
Dr. Leonard V. JOHNSON Doctor of Laws (Military General) Spring 1998
Rev. Richard Ditzel JONES Doctor of Laws (race relations) Spring 1975
Dr. Francis Renault JOUBIN Doctor of Laws (mining geologist & peace activist) Spring 1979
Dr. Pierre JUNEAU Doctor of Laws (broadcasting policy) Spring 1973
Dr. Danielle JUTEAU, LLD Doctor of Laws (Scholar) Spring 2007
 
Professor Otto KAHN-FREUND Doctor of Laws Spring 1975
Dr. Karen KAIN Doctor of Letters (dancer - ballet) Spring 1979
Dr. Ignat Kaneff Doctor of Laws Fall 2010
Dr. Alice KANE Doctor of Letters (story-teller) Spring 1998
Dr. Udo KASEMETS Doctor of Letters (musician) Fall 1991
Professor Morris KATZ Doctor of Science Spring 1981
Dr. John George KEMENY Doctor of Laws (mathematician & computer scientist) Spring 1984
Dr. Betty KENNEDY Doctor of Laws (broadcaster & writer) Fall 1982
Dr. James Roby KIDD Doctor of Laws (York founder) Spring 1981
Dr. Craig KIELBURGER Doctor of Laws (child rights activist ) Spring 2013
Dr. Kyung-Won KIM Doctor of Laws (Korean educator) Fall 1994
Dr. Michael KIRBY Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Hon. Marie Claire KIRKLAND Doctor of Laws (politician) Spring 1975
Dr. Arthur KLEINMAN Doctor of Science (medical anthropologist) Spring 1996
Hon. Stanley Howard KNOWLES Doctor of Laws (parliamentarian) Spring 1979
Dr. Golda KOSCHITZKY Doctor of Laws (on behalf of her family; benefactors) Fall 1999
Dr. Robert KREMBIL Doctor of Laws (business leader) Spring 2000
Dr. Rosemarie KUPTANA Doctor of Laws (Inuit Leader) Spring 1995
Dr. Anton Emil KUERTI Doctor of Letters (pianist & composer) Fall 1985
Dr. Raymond KURZWEUL Doctor of Laws (inventor & author, futurist, director of engineering at Google) Fall 2013
 
Dr. Huguette LABELLE Doctor of Laws (public & health services) Spring 1990
Dr. Jean-Michel LACROIX Doctor of Laws (Professeur à la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris) Spring 2013
Professor Emmanuel LeRoy LADURIE Doctor of Letters Spring 1986
Justice Harry S. LaFORME Doctor of Laws (Judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal) Fall 2008
Dr. Hassanali LAKHANI Doctor of Laws (business leader and philanthropist) Spring 2005
Dr. Gilles LALANDE Doctor of Laws Spring 1982
Dr. William Kaye LAMB Doctor of Laws (retired librarian & archivist) Spring 1968
Dr. Allen Thomas LAMBERT Doctor of Laws (retired banker) Spring 1982
Dr. Wallace E. LAMBERT Doctor of Laws (social psychologist) Spring 1979
Dr. Jeanne LAMON Doctor of Letters (Tafelmusik) Fall 1994
Dr. Claude R. LAMOUREUX Doctor of Laws (corporate and community leader) Spring 2006
Dr. Vibert LAMPKIN Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Rosemarie LANDRY Doctor of Letters (soprano) Spring 1991
Dr. Michele LANDSBERG Doctor of Laws (journalist, author and social activist) Spring 2006
Dr. Philip A. LAPP Doctor of Science (former Governor) Fall 1994
Hon. Bora LASKIN  Doctor of Laws (Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Canada) Spring 1972
Dr. Melvin J. LASKY Doctor of Letters (political writer, journalist & publisher) Spring 1990
Dr. Melvin D. LASTMAN Doctor of Laws (former Mayor of Toronto) October 1997
Dr. Margaret LAURENCE Doctor of Letters (novelist) Spring 1980
Dr. Frank G. LAWSON Doctor of Laws Spring 1968
Dr. Irving LAYTON Doctor of Letters (poet & York faculty) Spring 1979
Dr. Herbert Allan Borden LEAL, Q.C. Doctor of Laws (former Deputy Attorney-General of Ontario) Spring 1978
Dr. Charles Philippe LEBLOND Doctor of Science (biologist) Fall 1986
Hon. Gerald Eric LE DAIN Doctor of Laws (Former Dean of Law and Supreme Court justice) Spring 1976
Sister Mary Jo LEDDY Doctor of Letters (peace, status of women & human rights activist) Spring 1993
Dr. William Ralph LEDERMAN Doctor of Laws (legal scholar) Spring 1979
Dr. Michael LEE-CHIN Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Viola LÉGER Doctor of Laws Spring 2010
Dr. John Daniel LEITCH Doctor of Laws (former Governor) Spring 1980
Father Germain LEMIEUX Doctor of Laws (historian) Spring 1977
Dr. Douglas V. LePAN Doctor of Laws (scholar, poet, novelist & diplomat) Fall 1976
Dr. Sheldon LEVY Doctor of Laws (President of Sheridan College, innovative leader, York alumnus) Spring 1999
Dr. Stephen LEWIS Doctor of Laws (former Canadian Ambassador to the UN) Fall 1984
Sir William Arthur LEWIS Doctor of Laws (economist) Spring 1981
Hon. Madame Justice Dr. Claire L'HEUREUX-DUBÉ Doctor of Laws (Justice, Supreme Court of Canada) Spring 2001
Dr. Jutta LIMBACH Doctor of Laws (President of the German Goethe-Institut, legal scholar, jurist, civil rights activist, former Chief Justice of German Supreme Court Fall 2003
Dr. Bengt LINDQUIST Doctor of Laws (former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Disability) Spring 2013
Dr. Victor LING Doctor of Science (scientist and leader in cancer research) Spring 2006
Dr. Jean LITTLE Doctor of Letters (children's author) Spring 2002
Professor John A. LIVINGSTON Doctor of Letters (biological conservation) Spring 1992
Dr. Lee A. LORCH Doctor of Laws (York faculty, mathematician, civil rights activist) Spring 1993
Dr. George Ross LORD Doctor of Science Spring 1972
Dr. Helen LUCAS Doctor of Letters (artist) Fall 1991
Dr. George LUSCOMBE Doctor of Letters (actor & director) Fall 1978
 
Dr. Donald Cameron MacDONALD Doctor of Laws (politician) Fall 1983
Hon. Flora Isabel MacDONALD Doctor of Laws (politician) Spring 1989
Dr. George E.C. MacDONALD Doctor of Laws (Canadian public servant, Lieutenant General Ret'd) Winter 2006
Dr. Roderick MacDONALD Doctor of Laws (President, Royal Society of Canada & Legal Scholar) Spring 2011
Dr. H. Ian MacDONALD Doctor of Laws (Scholar and Public Servant) Spring 2007
Dr. Sheena MacDONALD Doctor of Letters (film & television) Spring 1998
Dr. Elsie Gregory MacGILL  Doctor of Science Spring 1978
Hon. Justice Mark R. MacGUIGAN Doctor of Laws (Federal Court of Appeal Judge) Spring 1996
Dr. Robert M. MacINTOSH Doctor of Laws (Banker and former Chair of York Board) Spring 1976
Dr. John Price Sinclair MACKENZIE Doctor of Laws (performing arts & conservation) Spring 1990
Dr. Steven Glenwood MacLEAN Doctor of Science (astronaut & gymnast) Spring 1993
Dr. Archibald MacLEISH  Doctor of Letters Fall 1971
Professor Alistair MACLEOD Doctor of Letters (author) Spring 2001
Dr. Earle Douglas MacPHEE  Doctor of Laws (administrator in business & education) Fall 1972
Dr. Kay MACPHERSON Doctor of Laws (feminist) Spring 1987
Dr. Tak Wah MAK Doctor of Science (research scientist) Spring 2004
Dr. Elias Wolf MANDEL Doctor of Letters (poet, York faculty) Spring 1989
Dr. Nelson Rolihlahia MANDELA Doctor of Laws (in absentia - human rights activist, former President of South Africa)
presented at ceremony
Spring 1989
June 1990
Dr. Lata MANGESHKAR Doctor of Letters (vocalist) September 1995
Dr. Preston MANNING Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Dr. Peter MANSBRIDGE Doctor of Laws (Journalist) Spring 2011
Dr. James MARCH Doctor of Laws, Distinguished Scholar Winter 2007
Dr. Arthur Donald MARGISON Doctor of Laws (York founder) Spring 1981
Dr. M. Maurice MAROIS Doctor of Science (establishment of L'Institut de la Vie) Spring 1987
Dr. Adelaide MARRIOTT Doctor of Laws Spring 1973
Dr. Leonard C. MARSH  Doctor of Laws Spring 1977
Sir Harrie S.W. MASSEY Doctor of Science Spring 1981
Dr. Marguerite MATHIEU Doctor of Laws (development of social work education) Fall 1987
Dr. Judith MAXWELL Doctor of Letters (public policy) Spring 1994
Dr. Margaret Norrie McCAIN Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Dr. Lynn McDONALD Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Dr. Myres Smith McDOUGAL Doctor of Laws Spring 1970
Dr. Barbara Jean McDOUGALL (see ZIMMERMAN) Spring 2012
Professor Robert R. McEWEN Doctor of Laws (entrepreneur and philanthropist) Winter 2005
Dr. David J. McFADDEN Doctor of Laws (energy lawyer, academic innovation supporter) Spring 2012
Professor Edgar W. McINNIS Doctor of Letters Spring 1972
Rt. Hon. Mme. Justice Dr. Beverley McLACHLIN Doctor of Laws (jurist, educator and author) Spring 1999
Dr. Norman McLAREN  Doctor of Letters Spring 1972
Colonel R.S. McLAUGHLIN  Doctor of Laws Spring 1966
Dr. Robert McMICHAEL Doctor of Letters (founder of McMichael Canadian Art Collection) Spring 1970
Hon. Roland Roy McMURTRY Doctor of Laws (Chief Justice & former Attorney-General, Ontario) Spring 1991
Dr. Alan G. McNALLY Doctor of Laws (banker, alumnus, former member of York Board of Governors) Spring 1999
Dr. Janet McPHEE  Doctor of Letters Spring 1986
Dr. Deborah MEIER Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Jacques MENARD Doctor of Laws (Business leader: President of BMO Financial Group and BMO Nesbitt Burns) Spring 2011
Dr. Eileen MERCIER Doctor of Letters Spring 2010
Dr. Norah MICHENER Doctor of Letters Fall 1970
Hon. Daniel Roland MICHENER Doctor of Laws (Former Governor-General) Fall 1970
Dr. Eleanor MILNE Doctor of Letters (artist) Spring 1995
Dr. David MIRVISH Doctor of Letters (theatre producer; art dealer) Spring 2002
Dr. Edwin MIRVISH Doctor of Laws (community contributions) Spring 1992
Dr. Rohinton MISTRY Doctor of Letters (novelist) Spring 2003
Dr. François MITTERRAND Doctor of Laws (President of France) May 1987
Dr. Lorraine Althea Constance MONK Doctor of Letters (author) Fall 1982
Dr.  Eleanor MOORE, LLD and Dr.  Diane GOUDIE Doctor of Laws (Innovative Educators) Spring 2007
Dr. Henry MOORE  Doctor of Letters Fall 1971
Dr. James Mavor MOORE Doctor of Letters (playwright, actor, producer & critic) 1969
Sister Angeline MOREAU Doctor of Letters Spring 1976
Dr. Raymond MORIYAMA Doctor of Laws (architect & planner) Fall 1973
Dr. Lawrence Whitaker MORLEY Doctor of Science Spring 1974
Dr. Harris Mutio MULE Doctor of Laws (former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning & Development, Kenya) Spring 1980
Sister Janet MURRAY Doctor of Laws (health care executive) Spring 1979
Dr. James Fraser MUSTARD Doctor of Science (medical research) Spring 1996
 
Dr. Knowlton NASH  Doctor of Laws (journalist and broadcaster) Spring 2005
Dr. Mark NATHANSON Doctor of Laws (businessman and philanthropist) Winter 2008
Dr. Philip NDEGWA Doctor of Laws (economist) Spring 1978
Dr. Daniel NESTOR Doctor of Laws (top-ranked doubles tennis player) Summer 2012
Dr. Peter Charles NEWMAN Doctor of Letters (political journalist) Spring 1975
Dr. William T. NEWNHAM Doctor of Laws (post-secondary education) Spring 1975
Dr. Margaret NORQUAY Doctor of Laws (Open Radio - Ryerson) Fall 1985
Dr. Samantha NUTT Doctor of Laws (Humanitarian, Founder & Executive Director of War Child Canada) Spring 2011
 
Dr. Alanis OBOMSAWIN Doctor of Letters (advocate for native rights, producer, director, songwriter & singer) Spring 1994
Hon. Dennis O'CONNOR, LLD Doctor of Laws (Associate Chief Justice of Ontario) Spring 2007
Dr. Louis L. ODETTE Doctor of Letters (philanthropist in art and education) Spring 1999
Dr. David (Dan) OFFORD Doctor of Science (child psychiatrist) Spring 2002
Dr. Betty OLIPHANT Doctor of Letters (ballet) Spring 1992
Dr. Geoffrey OLDHAM Doctor of Laws (scientist and international development expert) Spring 2006
Dr. Don OLIVER Doctor of Laws (Senator, human rights activist) Spring 2012
Dr. Opiyo OLOYA Doctor of Laws (Educator, activist, humanitarian) Spring 2012
Dr. Ratna OMIDVAR Doctor of Laws (Social activist) Spring 2012
Dr. David ONLEY Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Wladyslaw ORLICZ Doctor of Science (mathematician) Fall 1974
Dr. Yuri Fyodorovich ORLOV Doctor of Laws (dissident & human rights advocate) Fall 1987
Dr. Gordon Francis Joseph OSBALDESTON Doctor of Laws (public servant) Spring 1984
Dr. Bernard OSTRY Doctor of Laws (public servant) Spring 2002
Dr. Sylvia OSTRY Doctor of Laws (public servant & economist) Spring 1971
 
Dr. Andreas George PAPANDREOU Doctor of Laws (politician & educator) March 1983
Dr. Jean-Guy PAQUET Doctor of Laws (educator) Spring 1983
Madame Madeleine PARENT Docotor of Letters (feminist) Spring 1996
Professor Gérard PARIZEAU Doctor of Laws Spring 1982
Dr. Roderic B. PARK Doctor of Science Spring 1981
Dr. Manuel Elkin PATARROYO Doctor of Science (doctor, developer of malaria vaccine) Spring 1995
Dr. Linus Carl PAULING Doctor of Science (Nobel Prize Chemistry and Peace) Fall 1966
Dr. Julie PAYETTE Doctor of Science Spring 2010
Dr. Landon PEARSON Doctor of Laws (President & Chair of Canadian Council on Children and Youth. Founder and Chair of Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children) Spring 2011
Hon. Gérard PELLETIER Doctor of Laws (journalist & politician) Fall 1971
Dr. Lewis PERINBAM Doctor of Laws (world development executive) Spring 1984
Dr. Vera PETERS  Doctor of Science Spring 1975
Dr. Oscar Emmanuel PETERSON Doctor of Letters (concert pianist) Spring 1982
Dr. Jean K. PETRIE Doctor of Science Fall 1969
Dr. Kim PHUC Doctor of Laws (UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Culture of Peace) Fall 2004
Dr. Walter George PITMAN Doctor of Laws (Director, O.I.S.E.) Spring 1989
Dr. Jean-Robert Pitte Doctor of Laws (Dscholar) Spring 2012
Rabbi W. Gunther PLAUT Doctor of Laws (scholar & social activist) Spring 1987
Dr. Beryl Alyce PLUMPTRE Doctor of Laws (retired economist) Fall 1981
Dr. John Charles POLANYI Doctor of Science (advancement of science) Spring 1988
Dr. Harry POLLOCK Doctor Letters (novelist, poet, lecturer) Spring 1995
Professor Irvine Rudsdale POUNDER  Doctor of Laws (mathematician) Spring 1972
Dr. Gerald A. PRATLEY Doctor of Letters (film) Spring 1991
Dr. Raul PREBISCH Doctor of Laws Fall 1978
Dr. Timothy PRICE Doctor of Laws (Business leader, philanthropist) Fall 2009
Dr. Francis E.L. PRIESTLEY Doctor of Literature (scholar & author) Spring 1988
Dr. John S. PROCTOR Doctor of Laws (former York Chancellor & Board Chair) Spring 1977
Dr. Donald Fulton PUTNAM Doctor of Laws (geographer) Spring 1974
 
Dr. Robert RABINOVITCH Doctor of Laws (President & CEO, CBC) Spring 2003
Sir Shridath Surendranath RAMPHAL Doctor of Laws (world peace & changes in South Africa) Fall 1988
Dr. Calvin Gordon RAND Doctor of Laws (humanist, theatre & film producer & educator) Spring 1984
Dr. G.M. RAO Doctor of Laws (Businessman and founder of GMR Group, India) Spring 2011
Dr. Albert REICHMANN Doctor of Laws (business) Spring 1991
Dr. Escott Meredith REID Doctor of Laws (1st Glendon principal & retired diplomat) Spring 1972
Dr. Kate REID Doctor of Letters (actress) Spring 1970
Dr. William R. REID Doctor of Letters (sculptor, author, broadcaster & animateur) Spring 1978
Dr. Alison RICHARD Doctor of Laws (University administrator and scholar) Fall 2006
Dr. Mordecai RICHLER Doctor of Letters (novelist, essayist, journalist) Spring 1999
Dr. George W. RICKEY  Doctor of Letters (sculptor)  Spring 1978
Dr. Charles Stewart Almon RITCHIE Doctor of Letters (diplomat, diarist) Fall 1992
Rt. Hon. Lord RITCHIE-CALDER  Doctor of Science (journalist, communicator & internationalist) Spring 1976
Dr. Robbie ROBERTSON  Doctor of Laws (musician and aboriginal activist) Spring 2005
Dr. John Josiah ROBINETTE, Q.C. Doctor of Laws (law - criminal) Spring 1987
Dr. Laura Jane ROBINSON Doctor of Laws (athlete, journalist, activist) Spring 2012
Senator Dr. Douglas ROCHE (IND - AB) Doctor of Laws (author; parliamentarian; diplomat) Spring 2002
La Duchesse Edmée de la ROCHEFOUCAULD Doctor of Letters (scholar, author & feminist) Spring 1988
Professor Virginia J. ROCK Doctor of Letters (contributions to Stong College) Spring 1994
Dr. Edward (Ted) Samuel ROGERS Doctor of Laws (Canadian Telecommunication) Spring 1994
Dr. Roy ROMANOW Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Murray George ROSS Doctor of Letters (first President of York University)
University Professor
Spring 1971
1973
Dr. Roger James ROSSITER  Doctor of Laws (academic, biochemist, physician, teacher & university administrator) Spring 1971
Dr. Samuel ROTHSTEIN Doctor of Letters (librarian & educator) Fall 1971
Dr. Paul ROULEAU Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Rt. Hon. Lord James of RUSHOLME Doctor of Laws Spring 1970
Dr. Nancy RUTH (JACKMAN) Doctor of Laws Fall 1994
 
Dr. Albie SACHS Doctor of Laws (lawyer, scholar, civil rights activist & author) Spring 1994
Dr. Albert Martin SACKS Doctor of Laws (constitutional law) Spring 1969
Dr. Bengt SALTIN Doctor of Laws (Researcher into Theory of Exercise as Medicine) Spring 2011
Dr. Peggie SAMPSON Doctor of Letters (cellist) Spring 1988
Dr. Peter SANDOR Doctor of Laws (patron of the arts, alumnus) Spring 1999
Dr. Jukka-Pekka SARASTE Doctor of Letters (conductor) Spring 1995
Dr. Peter SATO, LLD Doctor of Laws (Diplomat, friend of Canada) Spring 2007
Professor Samuel Berrick SAUL Doctor of Laws (academic & author) Spring 1981
Dr. Arthur R.A. SCACE Doctor of Laws (lawyer) Spring 1993
Dr. Vincent Joseph SCHAEFER Doctor of Science (chemist) Spring 1983
Dr. Anatoly SCHARANSKY Doctor of Laws (human rights activist) Spring 1982
Dr. Daphne SCHIFF Doctor of Laws (lecturer, humanitarian, pilot, adventurer) Spring 2005
Dr. William George SCHNEIDER Doctor of Science (physical chemist) Fall 1966
Dr. Seymour SCHULICH Doctor of Laws (philanthropist, entrepreneur, business leader) Spring 2003
Archbishop Edward Walter SCOTT Doctor of Laws (advocate of social justice) Spring 1987
Professor Francis Reginald SCOTT Doctor of Laws (law, language & civil liberties) Spring 1976
Dr. Ian Gilmour SCOTT Doctor of Laws October 1997
Dr. Marianne Florence SCOTT Doctor of Laws (librarian) Fall 1985
Dr. Wm. Pearson SCOTT Doctor of Laws (Former Chair, York Board) Fall 1971
Dr. Amartya SEN Doctor of Laws (Nobel Laureate in economics) Spring 2004
Dr. Richard Burton SETLOW Doctor of Science (biophysicist) Spring 1985
Dr. Kathleen SHANNON Doctor of Letters Spring 1996
Dr. Isadore SHARP Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Professor A.G. SHENSTONE Doctor of Science Spring 1972
Dr. Howard SHORE, DLitt Doctor of Laws (Film Composer) Spring 2007
Dr. Haroon SIDDIQUI Doctor of Letters (journalist) Fall 2001
Dr. George Gaylord SIMPSON  Doctor of Science Fall 1966
Dr. Lister S. SINCLAIR Doctor of Letters (broadcaster) Spring 1991
Dr. Walter Max Ulyate SISULU Doctor of Laws (racial equality) Spring 1985
Dr. Michael SMITH  Doctor of Science (educator & public awareness of science) Spring 1994
Rt. Hon. Lord SNOW Doctor of Laws Fall 1967
Dr. Harry S. SOMERS Doctor of Letters (composer) Spring 1977
Dr. Gregory SORBARA Doctor of Laws Spring 2013
Dr. Joseph SORBARA Doctor of Laws Spring 2010
Dr. Nasrin SOTOUDEH Doctor of Laws (human rights lawyer, women’s rights activist) Spring 2013
Hon. Wishart Flett SPENCE Doctor of Laws (judge) Spring 1974
Dr. Keith SPICER Doctor of Laws (broadcasting policy) Spring 1974
Sir Hugh Worrell SPRINGER Doctor of Laws (educator & barrister) Spring 1980
Dr. Graham SPRY  Doctor of Laws (author & journalist) Spring 1976
Colonel Charles Perry STACEY Doctor of Laws (military historian) Spring 1973
Dr. Helen Katherine STACEY (See ALLEN, Helen)
Dr. Mark STAROWICZ Doctor of Letters (television producer, journalist) Spring 2001
Dr. Steven S. STARYK Doctor of Letters (concert violinist) Spring 1980
Dr. Catherine Irene STEELE Doctor of Letters (educator) Spring 1972
Dr. Gunther Siegmund STENT Doctor of Science (molecular biologist) Spring 1984
Dr. Michael STEVENSON Doctor of Laws (eminent university administrator and scholar) Spring 2011
Dr. Donald A. STEWART Doctor of Laws (business leader) Fall 2012
Dr. Calvin R. STILLER Doctor of Science(surgeon, medical reseacher) Fall 2011
Dr. Boris Peter STOICHEFF Doctor of Science (physicist) Spring 1982
Dr. Teresa STRATAS Doctor of Letters (opera singer) Spring 2000
Dr. Maurice F. STRONG Doctor of Laws (environmentalist, international official & business executive) Spring 1973
Dr. Louella Margaret STURDY Doctor of Laws (university administrator) Spring 1991
Dr. Theodore Morris SUGDEN Doctor of Science (chemist & physician) Fall 1973
Dr. Francoise SULLIVAN Doctor of Letters (dancer & artist) Fall 1998
Dr. David SUZUKI Doctor of Science (renowned scientist and environmentalist) Spring 2005
Dr. Felicitas SVEJDA Doctor of Science (plant breeder) Spring 2000
Dr. Barbara Willis SWEETE Doctor of Letters (film and television) Spring 1998
Dr. Pol SWINGS Doctor of Science Fall 1969
Dr. Thomas H.B. SYMONS Doctor of Laws (1st President of Trent University) Spring 1973
Dr. Emöke SZATHMÁRY Doctor of Laws (University President) Winter 2008
 
Dr. Florence TABOBONDUNG Doctor of Laws (Aboriginal Chief) Spring 1998
Dr. Jiazhen TAN Doctor of Science (geneticist) Spring 1984
Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Surma TARNOPOLSKY Doctor of Laws (Justice of the Court of Appeal) Spring 1989
Professor George TATHAM  Doctor of Laws (geographer) Spring 1978
Dr. Brainerd BLYDEN-TAYLOR Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Malcom Gordon TAYLOR Doctor of Laws (teacher; scholar; academic administrator in health policy) Spring 1987
Dr. Nathan A. TAYLOR Doctor of Laws Spring 1982
Dr. Veronica TENNANT Doctor of Letters (dance; ballet) Spring 1987
Dr. Menaka THAKKAR Doctor of Letters (Indian dance - dancer; teacher; choreographer) Spring 1993
Dr. Henry George THODE Doctor of Science (chemist) Fall 1972
Dr. Stuart Douglas THOM Doctor of Laws (tax lawyer) Spring 1980
Dr. Clara McCandless THOMAS Doctor of Letters (author) Spring 1986
Dr. Walter A. THOMPSON Doctor of Laws (scholar; teacher) Fall 1972
Dr. Shirley L. THOMSON Doctor of Laws (arts administrator) Spring 2002
Dr. Rick TOBIAS Doctor of Laws (life-long advocate on behalf of low-income and marginalized people) Fall 2012
Dr. David Lloyd TOUGH Doctor of Laws (scholar; teacher) Spring 1972
Dr. Alain TOURAINE Doctor of Laws (eminent scholar; Sociologist) Spring 2008
Dr. Harold Barling TOWN  Doctor of Letters (painter; sculptor; muralist; print maker) Spring 1966
Hon. Arthur TREMBLAY Doctor of Laws (senator) Spring 1978
Professor Eric Lansdown TRIST Doctor of Laws (educator) Fall 1983
Dr. Lap-Chee TSUI Doctor of Science (scientist) Spring 2001
Dr. Barbara TURNBULL Doctor of Law (journalist, activist) Spring 2012
Dr. Alice Willard TURNER Doctor of Laws Spring 1977
Rt. Hon. John Napier TURNER, P.C. Doctor of Laws (political leader) Spring 1969
Dr. Mary Ellen TURPEL-LAFOND Doctor of Laws (lawyer, human rights advocate ) Spring 2013
Professor William TWINING Doctor of Laws (legal scholar) Spring 2002
 
Dr. Anne Barbara UNDERHILL Doctor of Science (astronomer) Fall 1969
Dr. Frank Hawkins UNDERHILL Doctor of Letters (historian; journalist; political activist) Fall 1970
Lt. Col. Lyndall F. URWICK Doctor of Laws (author) Fall 1972
 
Dr. Francesca VALENTE Doctor of Letters (former director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto) Fall 1999
Dr. Guy VANDERHAEGHE Doctor of Letters (author and playwright) Fall 2003
Dr. George VARI Doctor of Laws (business) September 1992
Dr. Helen VARI Doctor of Laws (philanthropist) Spring 2003
Dr. M.G. VASSANJI  Doctor of Letters (author and novelist) Spring 2005
Dr. Roy Henry VICKERS, DLitt Doctor of Laws (Artist) Spring 2007
Professor Jean-Pierre VIGIER Doctor of Science (scholar; physicist) August 1995
M. Josephe Jean-Marie Gilles VIGNEAULT Doctor of Letters (singer) Spring 1985
Dr. Paul VOLCKER Doctor of Laws (civil servant; banker) Spring 2001
Dr. Robert Carsten VON BORSTEL Doctor of Science (scientific research) Fall 1987
 
Dr. Miriam WADDINGTON Doctor of Letters (critic & poet) Spring 1985
Dr. Immanuel WALLERSTEIN Doctor of Letters (scholar) Fall 1995
Dr. Edwin Hodges WALKER Doctor of Laws Spring 1979
Dr. Maxwell William WARD Doctor of Laws Spring 1981
Dr. John WARKENTIN Doctor of Laws Spring 2011
Dr. James "Wreford" WATSON Doctor of Letters (geologist; poet; novelist) Spring 1985
Dr. Whipper Billy WATSON Doctor of Laws (wrestler) Fall 1984
Dr. Richard Earl WAUGH, LLD Doctor of Laws (Banker, Business Leader) Spring 2007
Dr. Robert WEAVER Doctor of Laws Fall 1977
Dr. Larry WEINSTEIN Doctor of Letters (film and television) Spring 1998
Dr. Paul WELLER Doctor of Laws Spring 2009
Dr. Hilary M. WESTON Doctor of Laws (former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario) Fall 2002
Dr. Robert WHITE Doctor of Laws (Canadian labour movement) Fall 1988
Dr. Herbert William WHITTAKER Doctor of Letters (columnist; drama critic) Spring 1971
Dr. John WHYTE Doctor of Laws (academic, former Sask. Deputy AG and Dep. Minister of Justice) Fall 2013
Dr. Shelagh B. WILKINSON Doctor of Laws (Scholar, activist) Fall 2009
Dr. John Mark WILLINSKY Doctor of Laws Spring 2008
Dr. Lee WILLIAMS Doctor of Laws (railway porter; civil rights activist) Spring 2002
Professor John WILLIS Doctor of Laws (scholar; teacher) Spring 1973
Hon. Madame Justice Dr. Bertha WILSON Doctor of Laws (Justice, Supreme Court of Canada) Spring 1986
Dr. Ian E. WILSON Doctor of Letters (National Archivist of Canada) Fall 2001
Hon. Michael WILSON  Doctor of Laws (business leader, mental health advocate and statesman) Spring 2005
Dr. Henry S. WINGATE Doctor of Laws Fall 1967
Dr. Warren K. WINKLER Doctor of Laws(Judge, legal scholar Spring 2012
Dr. Rose WOLFE Doctor of Laws (volunteer, Chancellor Emerita, University of Toronto) Spring 2003
Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Owen WOODHOUSE Doctor of Laws (judge) Spring 1981
 
Dr. John YOLTON Doctor of Laws (former President of York University) Spring 1974
 
Dr. Eberhard Heinrich ZEIDLER Doctor of Laws (architect) Spring 1992
Dr. Barbara Jean McDougall ZIMMERMAN, PC, OC Doctor of Laws (politician) Spring 2012
Dr. Moses ZNAIMER Doctor of Letters (broadcast executive; producer) Spring 2001

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