Honorary degrees are intended to honour individuals whose extraordinary achievement in community, national or international service, intellectual or artistic achievements or significant service to society set a standard of excellence and merit the institution’s highest honour. The individual’s accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide, through example, inspiration and leadership to the graduates of the university. In accepting an honorary degree the recipient also honours the spirit of the university.
Candidates must normally have an exceptional record of distinction in at least one of the following:
- The Arts
- Public Service
- Health Services
- National or international leadership
- Professional and/or voluntary service in the community at large
- Professional and/or voluntary service to the Church