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Ryerson University will be recognizing the academic achievement of spring graduates with a virtual celebration on June 30. More information will be coming soon about some engaging and innovative virtual programming.

Ryerson Postponing Spring 2020 Convocation:

Ryerson University has made the difficult decision to postpone all spring 2020 convocation ceremonies in order to support physical distancing measures and to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. 

To stay up to date on new developments, please refer to the Graduation and Convocation section of Ryerson’s central COVID-19 website as this situation continues to evolve.

Honorary Doctorates

Ryerson University Honorary Doctorates

Ryerson has bestowed honorary awards on a regular basis since 1979. In 1996, the University began awarding honorary degrees, with the first being presented to His Excellency, The Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, the Governor General of Canada.

Honorary degrees are awarded to those who have made extraordinary contributions to:

  • Academia and/or society in Canada or internationally, particularly in fields of interest to Ryerson;
  • The development of Ryerson University;
  • The betterment of culture, society or the local community.

Preference is given to those whose achievements have not been widely recognized. View a list of previous recipients.

Fellowships were awarded from 1979 to 1995. View a list of recipients, opens in new window.

Fellowship recipients are eligible for Honorary Doctorate nomination for accomplishments since their fellowship was bestowed.