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Honorary Fellows

Douglas College awards an Honorary Fellow designation to recognize outstanding achievement or distinguished service by an individual on a community, provincial, national, or international scale. Honorary Fellows serve to inspire graduates and reflect the values of the College. One or more Honorary Fellow designations may be conferred at the February and June convocation ceremonies.

2016 (Summer) – Chief Dave Jones

Chief David JonesNew Westminster Police Chief Dave Jones received Douglas College’s highest distinction for his tireless work and dedication to keeping the community safe. Read more

2016 (Winter) – Elaine Golds

Elaine GoldsDouglas College presented its 2016 Honorary Fellow Award to environmental conservationist Dr. Elaine Golds. Read more

2015 – Wally Oppal

Wally OppalFor Wally Oppal, one of the most challenging roles of his career involved overseeing the provincial Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. Read more

2014 – Julio Montaner

Julio MantanerDouglas College is today awarding its highest distinction, honorary fellowship, to Dr. Julio Montaner, a renowned researcher and pioneer in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Read more

2013 – Peter Legge

Peter LeggeDouglas College will award business and community leader Peter Legge with the College’s highest distinction today. Read more

2012 – David Neima

David NeimaA New Westminster eye doctor who has provided free surgery and eyeglasses for thousands of needy people around the world has been selected as the recipient of Douglas College’s highest distinction. Read more

2011 – Bill Hughes and Tim Agg

Bill HughesTim AggRadio legend Bill Hughes and youth justice leader Tim Agg have been selected as the first-ever recipients of Douglas College's highest honour. 

Related links

Honorary Fellow policy (pdf)