Honorary Awards

The University of Sydney offers honorary awards to individuals in two categories. The University recognises exceptional individual achievement by conferring an honorary degree; and outstanding service to the University by awarding the title of Honorary Fellow of the University.

Honorary Awards are conferred by Senate on the recommendation of the People and Culture Committee.

Nominations for Honorary Awards

Those eligible to submit nominations, and those eligible to be nominated, are detailed in the University’s Selection of Candidates for Honorary Awards Policy.

Fellows of Senate or members of staff of the University will not be eligible for the award of an honorary fellowship while in office.

Former Fellows of Senate or former members of staff will not normally be eligible for nomination for an honorary fellowship within two years of their retirement from the relevant office.

To nominate a person for an Honorary Award please complete the appropriate nomination form below and return completed form to the Secretary to Senate:

Secretary to Senate
David Pacey
T +61 2 9351 4839
E david.pacey@sydney.edu.au

Any person nominated for the award of an honorary degree or honorary fellowship shall not be consulted beforehand, nor at any time prior to the person being advised of Senate’s decision, and all nominations, deliberations, investigations and recommendations relating to the nomination shall be treated as strictly confidential by all persons concerned.

Nomination Forms

Nominations close each year on 31 July for conferral the following year.


Recipients of Honorary Awards

2018 recipients

Honorary award recipients are added to the list below following the conferral of their honorary award at a graduation ceremony.

 Name

Honorary Award

Citation

Date

Mr Alan Cameron AO

Doctor of Laws

Citation

29-May-18

Dr Stuart McGill

Doctor of Engineering

Citation

31-May-18

2017 recipients

 Name

Honorary Award

Citation

Date

Professor Denise Bradley AC

Doctor of Education

Citation

9-Mar-17

Dr George Wing AM

Honorary Fellow

Citation

10-Mar-17

Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett AM

Doctor of Letters in Social Work

Citation

13-Apr-17

Emeritus Professor James Gerald D'Arcy Rankin

Doctor of Medical Science

Citation

21-Apr-17

Dr Norelle Lickiss AO

Doctor of Medical Science

Citation

21-Apr-17

Dr Naomi Mayers OAM

Doctor of Letters

Citation

3-May-17

Dr Anne Summers AO

Doctor of Letters

Citation

3-May-17

Professor Janice Bellace

Doctor of Science in Economics

Citation

12-May-17

Professor Scott O'Neill

Doctor of Science in Agriculture

Citation

12-May-17

Dr Sanjaya Rajaram

Doctor of Science in Agriculture

Citation

12-May-17

Mr James T Dominguez CBE AM

Doctor of Science in Economics

Citation

25-May-17

Ms Geraldine Doogue AO

Doctor of Letters

Citation

05-Aug-17

Ms Sarah Ferguson

Doctor of Letters

Citation

05-Aug-17

Ms Michelle Grattan AO

Doctor of Letters

Citation

05-Aug-17

Ms Caroline Jones AO

Doctor of Letters

Citation

05-Aug-17

Mr Ray Martin AM

Doctor of Letters

Citation

05-Aug-17

Mr Laurie Oakes

Doctor of Letters

Citation

05-Aug-17

Mr Bob Brown AO

Doctor of Science

Citation

22-Sep-17

Ms Ann Sherry AO

Doctor of Letters

Citation

28-Sep-17

Mr Adam Goodes

Doctor of Health Sciences

Citation

28-Sep-17

Mrs Ann Minette Corlett AM

Honorary Fellow

Citation

13-Oct-17

 Ms Judith Bailey OAM

Doctor of Music

Citation

 7-Dec-17

Emeritus Professor Janice Reid AC

Doctor of Medical Science

Citation

 7-Dec-17

Dr Leon Clark

Honorary Fellow

Citation

 7-Dec-17

The Right Honourable Helen Elizabeth Clark ONZ

Doctor of Laws

Citation

 8-Dec-17

2016 recipients

 Name

Honorary Award

Citation

Date

Dr Ronald Ettinger

Doctor of Dental Science

Citation

4-Mar-16

Dr Roberta Barkworth Shepherd

Doctor of Health Sciences

Citation

1-Apr-16

Professor Vicki Sara AO

Doctor of Science

Citation

7-Apr-16

Professor Antony James Underwood

Doctor of Science

Citation

8-Apr-16

Dr Michael Campion

Doctor of Medicine

Citation

21-Apr-16

Professor Kerry Goulston AO

Doctor of Medicine

Citation

21-Apr-16

Associate Professor Ian Jack

Honorary Fellow

Citation

13-May-16

Mr Glenn Stevens AC

Doctor of Science in Economics

Citation

29-Sep-16

The Hon John Howard OM AC

Doctor of Letters

Citation

30-Sep-16

The Hon Bob Hawke AC GCL

Doctor of Letters

Citation

9-Dec-16

Dr Ian Martin

Doctor of Veterinary Science

Citation

9-Dec-16

 

 


Past recipients

The complete list of honorary award recipients is available in the University Archives.