Faculty & Staff Recognition

UBC Ceremonies & Events is involved with the following recognition activities on campus:

Honorary Degrees

Please visit the UBC Senate website for further information on the Honorary Degree process and nomination form.

Visit the UBC Graduation website for more information about Honorary Degree recipients.

For a list of all previous recipients and their citations, please visit the University Archives website.

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Donor Recognition Events

UBC Ceremonies & Events works closely with other External Legal and Community Relations units as well as Development and Alumni Engagement on the coordination of annual and special events to recognize members of the community who have supported the university. These events include building openings, program launches and various donor recognition lunches, dinners and receptions.

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Student, Staff and Faculty Recognition

A number of events are coordinated by this office throughout the year to recognize members of the UBC community:


Students are recognized at events honouring entrance and major student scholarships, academic/athletic achievements and other accomplishments.


Staff are recognized through the UBC Staff Service Recognition Program and related events.

The Ceremonies Office also coordinates an annual dinner to recognize staff who have achieved 25 years of service at UBC. For more information, see 25 Year Club.


Faculty are recognized through the various events to recognize faculty awards and teaching excellence as well as an annual dinner for faculty with 25 years of service.

The Quarter Century Club honours faculty members with 25 or more years of service. For more information, see Quarter Century Club.

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UBC President’s Award for Staff

Please visit the webpage for information on all President’s awards.

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