Granting of Honorary Diploma Policy

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Granting of Honorary Diploma Policy
DepartmentMichener Board of Governors
Creation DateDecember 11, 2003
Approval DateNovember 11, 2021
Effective DateNovember 11, 2021

Purpose

The Honorary Diploma recognizes and honors exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to health care and/or post-secondary education, whose accomplishments provide inspiration and leadership to the graduates, and who, by their presence, bring distinction to the Michener Institute of Education at UHN (Michener).

Definitions

Full Time and Part Time Employees (employees) – Any individual employed by the Michener Institute of Education at UHN (“Michener”) or University Health Network (“UHN”).

Policy

  1. The recipient of the Honorary Diploma must meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Significant contributions and accomplishments in the field of health care (broadly defined) provincially, nationally or internationally
    • Significant contributions and accomplishments in post-secondary education provincially, nationally or internationally
    • Significant contributions and accomplishments in a professional discipline that aligns with The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s educational programs.
    • Significant contributions and accomplishments in a community of professional practice that aligns with The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s educational programs.
  2. Recipients may include members of the public, former employees, former Michener and UHN Board members, public officials, and alumni. Board members and public officials must have been away from active service or membership for a minimum of three years to be eligible.
  3. Current employees, Michener and UHN Board members, students, Advisory Council members and elected officials are excluded from being recipients.
  4. The Michener Board of Governors normally awards one Honorary Diploma every other academic year.
  5. The recipient usually attends convocation or another event at which the diploma is awarded.
  6. The Office responsible will be the Principal’s Office.

Revocation of an Honorary Diploma

  1. The Michener Board of Governors may revoke an Honorary Diploma.
  2. Revocation shall be based on evidence and guided by the principle of fairness.
  3. The Michener Board of Governors shall consider revoking an Honorary Diploma if the recipient:
    • Has been convicted of a criminal offence;
    • Obtained the Honorary Diploma by fraud, deception, or other inappropriate means;
    • Engaged in disreputable conduct that is a significant departure from generally recognized standards of public behaviour and that would undermine the credibility or integrity of Michener or
    • Has been removed for misconduct from any official roll of members of a regulated profession to which they belong.

Associated Documentation

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made
Michener Board of Governors
March 22, 2007 Michener Board of Governors
June 12, 2009 Michener Board of Governors
May 19, 2011 Michener Board of Governors
Michener Board of Governors
June 9, 2016 Michener Board of Governors
January 25, 2018 Michener Board of Governors
November 11, 2021 Michener Board of Governors