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Honorary Awards Committee

Honorary Awards Committee

Terms of Reference

1.  Purpose of Honorary Awards Committee -

 1.1  To consider, scrutinise and deliberate on the recommendations from the Honorary Awards Working Group prior to recommendation to Council on matters such as:  

        suitable candidates for the honorary awards of:       
        a.  Honorary Degree       
        b.  Fellow of the University       
        c.  Fellow of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
        d.  Emeritus Professor.

1.2   the suitability of the existing suite of honorary awards described at 1.1, and proposals for new honorary awards;

1.3  policy and guidelines governing the honorary awards described at 1.1, including but not limited to:

       a.  selection criteria and eligibility
       b.  nomination and selection procedures
       c.  immediate award benefits (including format of testamurs)
       d.  use of postnominals
       e.  on-going entitlements of award holders

2.  Responsibilities -

2.1    to liaise with appropriate officers of the University with a view to maximising positive publicity opportunities resulting from conferral of the honorary awards described at 1.1.

2.2    to ensure that full lists of recipients of the honorary awards described at 1.1 are maintained in an appropriate publicly accessible place (usually the University internet site).

2.3    to review from time to time all policies pertaining to the honorary awards described at  and to recommend amendments to Council as appropriate.

2.4    obtain and consider any additional information it considers necessary;

2.5   on the basis of the information available to it, the Honorary Awards Committee will provide a report to the next meeting of Council on the recommended nominees and the Honorary Awards    Committee’s deliberations.

3.  Membership -

Composition and membership of Honorary Awards Committee (as at 2016):



The Hon Dr Hendy Cowan AO

Chancellor   Chair

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