Honorary Degrees and Awards

Honorary Degrees and Awards ImageSince 1917, St. Stephen's College has granted honorary degrees in recognition of individuals who have made exceptional contributions of leadership or ministry, either to their faith community or in spiritually-informed ways to the broader human community. Honorary degrees and awards are granted to individuals whose meritorious work embodies and extends the mission of St. Stephen's College. To this end, honorary degrees and awards reflect a synergy between the recipient and the spirit of the granting institution. 

St. Stephen's confers two honorary degrees and grants one meritorious award.

  • Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
  • Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa
  • Order of St. Stephen's College

The purpose of an honorary degree at St. Stephen's is to:

  1. Honour persons who have made exceptional contributions of leadership or ministry in their faith community, or
  2. Honour persons who have made a great contribution to the community which are in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the College, or
  3. Honour persons whose character is deemed worthy of identification with the College. 

The purpose of an award at St. Stephen's is to recognize a person or group that is making or has made an outstanding contribution through leadership, advocacy, or research in the local, provincial, national or international context. 

Nomination and Selection

Please direct all nominations to the Office of the Dean. Nominations are reviewed and selected by the Senate of St. Stephen's College.