Our early Hon Docs

Since 1931, when Ernest, Lord Rutherford received Canterbury College’s first Honorary Doctorate, the University of Canterbury has conferred 120 of these Awards. 61 of these were conferred prior to the year 2000. These earlier awards are listed here.

HON DOCS PRIOR TO 2000 - list of names and doctorates only

Title First name Second name Year Doctorate Link
Dr Frank Askin 1981 D.Sc  
Dr Ernst Badian 1999 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Badian
Dr Donald Bain 1977 LL.D  
Dame Ann Ballin 2001 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Ballin
Dr Clarence Beeby 1992 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._E._Beeby
Dr Charles
Bennett 1973 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bennett_(high_commissioner)
Dr Don Brash 1999 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Brash
Sir Malcolm Burns 1974 D.Sc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Burns
Dr Herbert Caselberg 1978 LL.D  
Dr John Condliffe 1957 Litt.D  
Prof Ian Coop 1978 D.Sc http://www.nzherald.co.nz/science/news/article.cfm?c_id=82&objectid=10490179
Dr Allen Curnow 1975 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Curnow
Prof Edith Dalziel 1977 Litt.D  
Sir Alan Danks 1973 LL.D  
Dr Lloyd Evans 1978 LL.D  
Dr Harry Evison 1996 Litt.D http://ngaitahu.iwi.nz/our_stories/historian-harry-evison-pursuit-truth/
Sir Bernard Fergusson 1966 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Fergusson,_Baron_Ballantrae
Sir Kenneth Gresson 1972 LL.D https://www.lawsociety.org.nz/news-and-communications/people-in-the-law/obituaries/obituaries-list/sir-kenneth-gresson,-1891-1974
Prof Vernon Griffiths 1975 Mus.D https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/4886
Sir Alec Haslam 1973 LL.D https://www.lawsociety.org.nz/news-and-communications/people-in-the-law/obituaries/obituaries-list/sir-alec-leslie-haslam,-1904-1997
Dame Jean Herbison 1987 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Herbison
Sir Charles Hilgendorf 1978 LL.D https://teara.govt.nz/en/1966/hilgendorf-charles
Dr Harold Holland 1973 D.Sc  
Dr John Hollings 1987 D.Eng  
Lady Diana Isaac 1999 D.Sc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Isaac
Dr George Jobberns 1972 LL.D https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4j7/jobberns-george
Dr Alan Johns 1977 D.Sc  
Sir George Julius 1940 D.Sc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Julius
Dr Ian Leggat 1999 LL.D  
Dr Frederick Llewellyn 1962 LL.D  
Sir Alan Low 1977 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Low
Sir George Manning 1972 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Manning_(politician)
Sir William Marris 1941 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sinclair_Marris
Dr Lance McCaskill 1978 D.Sc https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5m6/mccaskill-lancelot-william
Sir Alister McIntosh 1962 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alister_McIntosh
Dr Walter Morrison 1973 D.Sc  
Sir Tipene O'Regan 1992 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipene_O%27Regan
Em Prof John Packer 1962 D.Sc  
Prof Hugh Parton 1972 D.Sc  
Dr Carleton Perkins 1975 LL.D  
Em Prof Neville Phillips 1977 Litt.D http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=199934
Prof John  Pocock  1973 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._G._A._Pocock
Dr Lindsay Poole 1999 D.Sc https://royalsociety.org.nz/who-we-are/our-people/our-fellows/obituaries/fellows-obituaries/alick-lindsay-poole/
Rt Hon Arthur Ramsey 1965 LL.D  
Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson 1987 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivor_Richardson
Dr Warren Roper 1999 D.Sc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_R._Roper
Dr John Schroder 1975 Litt.D  
Sir Arthur Sims 1955 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Sims
Sir Edward Somers 1992 LL.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Somers
Dr Ted Sorensen 1966 LL.D  
Sir Miles Warren 1992 Litt.D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Warren