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Our honorary awards

The University confers the following awards for meritorious and active service to others over and above that which would normally be expected of a person in a particular discipline or position and/or as recognition of their contribution to the teaching, research, creative work or management of the University.  The awards conferred by CQUniversity are:

Doctor of the University

  • For eminent achievement and distinguished contribution to the community; and/or
  • In recognition of distinguished contribution to a field of academic endeavour; and/or
  • Service or support to the University.

Doctor in a particular discipline

  • Distinguished contribution to the branch of learning concerned which is at least equivalent to the standard of achievement and skill acquired during doctoral studies;
  • Exceptional service to the professional and public life of the particular discipline;
  • The nominee's initiative, leadership or distinction in the particular discipline.

Master in a particular discipline

  • For distinguished contribution to the branch of learning concerned which is at least equivalent to the standard of achievement and skill acquired during masters studies;
  • Exceptional service to the professional and public life of the particular discipline;
  • The nominee's initiative, leadership or distinction in the particular discipline.

Companion of the University

  • Provided exceptional support in the development and/or enhancement of the community and/or University; and/or
  • Demonstrated achievements deemed by the Ceremonial and Honorary Awards Committee to be important in the development/promotion/enhancement of the community and/or University; and/or
  • Demonstrated an interest in the University and have influenced the ethos of the University or an area within its responsibility; and/or
  • Served as an exemplar to the staff and students of the University