Award Recipients

Honorary Degrees and the Order of the University of Calgary Recipients
The Office of the Chancellor and Senate bestows two prestigious awards during convocation each term for people making an impact in our community and around the world: Honorary Degrees and the Order of the University of Calgary. 

Honorary Degree Recipients

Spring 2023

The Honorary Degree is the University of Calgary’s highest academic distinction and is bestowed upon individuals whose notable achievements and community service merit recognition.

Jodi Kovitz

Jodi Kovitz 

Visionary leader and advocate for women in technology 

Jodi Kovitz is an experienced, visionary CEO leader and a transformative global brand builder. She is the CEO of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). A growth strategist and a passionate connector of people, Jodi was the founder and CEO of #movethedial, which focused on the growth and equitable participation and leadership of all women in tech.

Fanny Wedro

Fanny Wedro 

Holocaust survivor, educator, and philanthropist 

Holocaust survivor, educator, and philanthropist Fanny Wedro has dedicated her life to teaching about the Holocaust and combating hate and discrimination. Despite facing great adversity, she emerged with a strong will to educate and prevent history from repeating itself.

Order of the University of Calgary Recipients

Spring 2023

The Order of the University of Calgary honours recipients who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the university. The nominees can be current or past members of the university community.

Jac Andrews

John (Jac) Andrews

A Champion of Mentorship, Collaboration and Community Engagement  

Dr. Jac Andrews has dedicated more than 30 years to advocating for children's diverse learning needs in schools and communities. Through fostering positive relationships between the University of Calgary and the community, Dr. Andrews has championed excellence in institutional collaboration.

Dr. Paul Kubes

Paul Kubes 

A Leading Mind in Inflammation Research and Critical Care 

Dr. Paul Kubes, one of Canada’s most esteemed immunologists, is a world leader in acute and chronic inflammation disease research. Holding a PhD from Queen's University and post-doctoral training under Dr. Neil Granger in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Kubes joined the University of Calgary in 1991 as a member of the Department of Immunology. His work has centered on inflammation and its role in acute sepsis, utilizing in vivo high-fidelity dynamic imaging to study white blood cells' activation and interaction with other tissues.