Honorary Degrees

The University of Regina Act gives Senate the power to grant honorary degrees and Senate and Executive of Council joint authority to approve candidates. The Chancellor is the authority to confer honorary degrees approved by Senate and Council.

The University of Regina can award four honorary degrees:

  • Doctor of Fine Arts honoris causa (DFA) – awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in visual or performing arts.
  • Doctor of Laws honoris causa (LLD) - awarded in recognition of exceptional service to the University or the community at large. This generic honorary degree is the most frequently awarded.
  • Doctor of Letters honoris causa (DLitt) – awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the humanities or literature.
  • Doctor of Science honoris causa (DSc) – awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the pure and applied sciences.

Information about the nomination process and how honorary degrees are awarded, can be found on the Honorary Degrees page.

Honorary Degree Nomination Forms

Honorary Degree Protocol

A list of those who have received honorary degrees can be viewed here.