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Honorary Doctorates

Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

Frank Iacobucci, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Heather McGregor, CEO, YWCA Toronto

David McKay, President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada

Bonnie Schmidt, Founder, Let’s Talk Science

Masai Ujiri, President, Toronto Raptors

Louis Vachon, President and CEO, National Bank

Helen Vari, President, George and Helen Vari Foundation

Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York, United States

Catharina Birchall, Philanthropist

William Birchall, Philanthropist

Dennis Edney, Defence Lawyer

Patricia Edney, Occupational Therapist

Siamak Hariri, Architect

Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO, Mattamy Homes

Nick Saul, President and CEO, Community Food Centres Canada

John Smol, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, Queen’s University

Carole Tanenbaum, Founder, Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection

Howard Tanenbaum, Lawyer

Lisa de Wilde, CEO, TV Ontario (TVO)

Salah Bachir, President, Cineplex Media

Ed Clark, Chair, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Steve Gupta, Chair and CEO, Gupta Group & President and CEO, Easton’s Group of Hotels Inc.

Ralph Lean, Counsel in Residence and Professor, Ryerson University

Gordon Pinsent, Actor

Adel Sedra, Electrical Engineer

James (Jim) Temerty, Co-Chair, Temerty Family Foundation

Louise Arcand Temerty, Co-Chair, Temerty Family Foundation

Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor Inc.

Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Mary Jo Haddad, Former President and Chief Executive, The Hospital for Sick Children

Christopher Hume, Writer

Shafique Keshavjee, Surgeon

Roy McMurtry, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, High Commissioner to Great Britain and Attorney General of Ontario

Peter Oliver, Founder, The Stephen Leacock Foundation.

Bonnie Patterson, President and CEO, Council of Ontario Universities

Jack Rabinovitch, Community Leader

Brian Stewart, Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian Olympian

Mitchell Cohen, President, Daniels Corporation

Kenneth Dryden, Politician, lawyer, author, NHL goaltender

Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large, National Post

Sue Gardner, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

Thomas E. Kierans, Vice-President and Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Judith Levkoe, Executive, YMCA

Deepa Mehta, Director and Screenwriter

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Calvin R. Stiller, Chair & CEO, Stilco Corporation

Chief Justice Warren Winkler, Ontario Court of Appeal

Shawn Atleo, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, Author

Sally M. Horsfall Eaton, Nurse

Christiane Germain, Entrepreneur

Graeme Gibson, Author

Sarabjit S. Marwah, Vice-Chairman and COO, Scotiabank

Rohinton Mistry, Author

Valerie Pringle, Broadcaster

Ivan Reitman, Film Producer and Director

Robert B. Thirsk, Astronaut

Colm Wilkinson, Actor

Charles S. Coffey, Former Executive Vice-President, Government Affairs and Business Development, RBC Financial Group

Ruth daCosta, Executive Director, Covenant House  

Joanne H. Dallaire, Traditional Healer and Pipe Carrier

Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Laura Formusa, President and CEO, Hydro One Inc.

Ursula Franklin, Professor Emeritus

Michael MacMillan, Philanthropist

Des McAnuff, Director, Producer, and Playwright

Justice Robert W. Metzger, Supreme Court Judge, British Columbia 

Julie Payette, Canadian, Astronaut

William Alsop, Architect

Honourable Louise Arbour, President and CEO, International Crisis Group

Anthony Gagliano, Executive Chair and CEO, St. Joseph Communications

Paula Goering, Professor and Vice-Chair, Programs and Planning, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Honourable Frances Lankin, President and CEO, United Way Toronto

The Right Honourable Beverley M. McLachlin, Appointed Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

Kyle Rae, Councillor, City of Toronto 

David Smith, Senior Policy Fellow, Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy

Michael Adams, Founding President , Environics Group 

John Béliveau, Hockey Legend

Dr. John A. Bickley, Former Partner and Manager, Trow Inc.

Alan Broadbent, Chairman and CEO, Avana Capital Corporation, and Chair, Jamscor Inc.

Honorable Edward Broadbent, Former Leader, Canada's New Democratic Party

Dr. Gina Bohn Browne, Researcher

Bill Cunningham, Former Executive Producer, The National; Chief News Editor, CBC: and, Founding Vice-President, Global News

Dr. Micheal Guerriere, Founder, HealthLink Clinical Data Network Inc.

Aditya Chandra Jha, President and CEO, Karma Candy Inc.

Dr. Asad M. Madni, President, COO and Director, BEI Technologies Inc.

Peter Busby, Co-Founder and Chair, Canada Green Building Council

Dominic D'Alessandro, President and CEO, Manulife Financial

John Honderich, Journalist

Norman Jewison, Film Director and Founder, The Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies

The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, Philanthropist and Former Lieutenant Governor, New Brunswick

Brenda Milner, Neuropsychologist

Janet Rosenberg, Founder, Janet Rosenberg and Associates Landscape Architects

Brian Segal, President, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and President and CEO, Rogers Publishing Limited

Lotfi Asker Zadeh, Mathematician

Michael Belcourt, Former President, Polo Ralph Lauren Canada

Edward Burtynsky, Photographer

Dr. Ramsay Cook, Historian

Dr. Gail Donner, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and Former Chair of Nursing, Ryerson

Michele Landsberg, Journalist

Stephen Lewis, Politician

The Honourable Madam Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Human Rights Advocate

Dr. David Suzuki, Geneticist and Environmentalist

Dr. Shirley M. Tilghman, President, Princeton University

Donald Triggs, Co-Founder, Vincor

The Honourable George W. Vari, Education Advocate

Piers Handling, Director and CEO, Toronto International Film Festival Group

Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General, Canada

Hon. Landon Pearson, Director, Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights, Carleton University

Dr. Judith Shamian, President and CEO, Victorian Order of Nurses

Buzz Hargrove, National President, Canadian Auto Workers Union

Heather Reisman, Founder and CEO, Indigo Books and Music Inc.

Christine Magee, President and Co-Founder, Sleep Country Canada

Margaret Somerville, Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, McGill University

Pierre Lassonde, President, Newmont Mining Corporation

Hon. James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor, Ontario

G. Raymond Chang, Founder, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

Dennis Mock, President, Nipissing University

Herschel Segal, Founder and CEO, Le Chateau

Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent, CBC Television News, and Anchor, CBC's The National

Margaret MacMillan, Provost of Trinity College, University of Toronto

Janet Storch, Professor and Former Director, School of Nursing, University of Victoria

Hon. Tom Hockin, President and CEO, Investment Funds Institute of Canada

John L. Sharpe, Former President and COO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada

Julia Levy, Biotechnologist

Hany Moustapha, Senior Fellow and Manager, Pratt & Whitney Canada