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Honorary Awards Committee

The Honorary Awards Committee advises Council on policy relating to honorary awards and recommends nominations for honorary awards.

2021 meeting dates

Monday 18 October, commencing at 4pm


Position Member Current term
Chancellor (Chair) Catherine Livingstone, AO ex-officio
Deputy Chancellor Dr John Laker, AO ex-officio
Vice-Chancellor or nominee Professor Attila Brungs ex-officio
A Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Parfitt ex-officio
University Secretary William Paterson ex-officio
Chair, Academic Board Professor Anthony Dooley 10 March 2021 to 31 December 2022
External member of Council Peter Bennett 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022
External member of Council Tony Tobin 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022
External member of Council Michelene Collopy 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022
Academic staff member of Council Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt, AO 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021

Positions on the committee are in accordance with its composition.

Committee contact

Deborah Crook
Executive Officer (Governance Support)
Tel: 02 9514 1240

Terms of reference

  1. To develop, review and recommend to Council a policy covering all types of honorary awards
  2. to consider nominations for honorary awards
  3. to recommend to Council nominations for honorary awards according to the policy and procedures adopted by Council.


The Honorary Awards Committee consists of the following positions:

  • Chancellor (Chair)
  • Deputy Chancellor
  • Vice-Chancellor or nominee
  • a Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • University Secretary
  • Chair, Academic Board
  • three external members of Council
  • one academic staff member of Council