Ceremonial and Honorary Degrees

Term Expires
Chair (Chancellor, ex officio) The Hon. Michael Field AC 31 December 2018
Vice-Chancellor (ex officio) Professor Peter Rathjen 31 December 2018
Deputy Chancellor (ex officio) Mr Harvey Gibson 31 December 2018
Chair Academic Senate (or nominee) (ex officio) Professor Dianne Nicol 31 December 2018
Chair of the Foundation (ex officio) Mr Stuart Clues  
Chair of the Alumni (or nominee) (ex officio) Dr Ashley Townsend  
Executive Director of the UTAS Foundation Mr Young Dawkins  
Appointed by Council Vacant  
Secretary Mr Alastair McDougall

To make recommendations to Council for the recognition by the University, and for the nomination for recognition by other bodies, of individuals and organisations, including:

  • To make recommendations to Council for the conferring of the title of Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor
  • To make recommendations to Council for the conferring of honorary degrees
  • To make recommendations to Council for the conferring of the award Fellow of the University
  • To make recommendations to Council for University nominations to the Australian honours system
    and for other forms of recognition external to the University
  • To make recommendations to Council for the naming of buildings or facilities in accordance with the policy approved by Council
  • Generally to consider and advise Council on all matters relating to recognition by the University, the conferring of degrees ceremonies, and other ceremonial matters.

The committee should meet at least quarterly. For all University Council and Committee meeting dates, please refer to the Planning Calendar.

Any submissions for the committee should be sent to Alastair McDougall, Executive Director University Governance and Secretary to the Ceremonial and Honorary Degrees Committee using the attached template (Word 250KB).


Please email them to ovc.secretariat@utas.edu.au or post to Private Bag 51, Hobart 7001.