Honorary Degree Nomination Form

Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year; however, nominations must be received by Monday, January 15, 2024, for honorary degrees conferred in May 2024.


The following considerations will apply to the awarding of honorary degrees by UPEI:

  • Recognize outstanding provincial, national, and/or international contributions
  • Recognize contributions in any field(s) of endeavour
  • Contribution made by Prince Edward Islanders, individuals with strong PEI connections, or individuals whose contributions highlight their extraordinary achievements or significant service to society set at a standard of excellence that merit the University's highest honour.
  • Honorary Degrees will not generally be awarded to persons while holding political office.
  • Honorary degrees will not generally be awarded to serving UPEI faculty or administration.
  • Honorary Degrees will not generally be awarded in absentia.
  • Honorary Degrees will not generally be granted posthumously, unless Senate has already voted the person a degree and the person has died prior to Convocation.

Any member of the public or the University community may submit nominations. All information submitted on behalf of the nominee will be kept confidential.

Honorary Degree Committee
Office of the President
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3

Make a nomination using the Honorary Degree Nomination Form (PDF) or the online form below.

Nominee's information

Nominator's information

Please upload the nominee's curriculum vitae, if available, in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format. Files must be less than 2 MB.

One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx.