Deadline approaching for nominations for 2021 Honorific Professorships

People walk through Vari Hall, which is located on York U's Keele campus

The Senate Committee on Awards is now accepting nominations for University Professorships.

Please note that a Distinguished Research Professorship competition will not be held during the 2020-21 year as there currently are 25 active Distinguished Research Professors which is the maximum allowed by the Senate Policy on Honorific Professorships.

University Professorships are conferred upon long-serving tenured faculty members who have demonstrated a commitment to participation in University life and/or contribution to the University as a community, as well as appropriate levels of scholarship and teaching success.

Nominations for the University Professorships may be made by all tenured faculty members, who shall provide a complete nomination file, including the nominee’s c.v., a detailed letter of nomination explaining how the candidate’s achievements conform to the general criteria, along with three (3) letters of support from those in a position to comment on the nominee’s achievements and contributions.

Additional details about the criteria and nomination procedures are set out in the Senate Policy on Honorific Professorships and the nomination form is available on the Awards Committee website. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 5. Nominations may be submitted electronically to

York strongly values diversity and equity within its research community and encourages nominations of those who are under-represented in recent competitions.