Honorary Degrees

N.B.: The detail displayed about each honorary degree recipient varies, as the database was compiled from a variety of sources. However, more information may be available at the University Archives.


Portriat William Ramsay, ca 1940 (Photograph Collection, A-3177)
Name: William Ramsay, B.A., Ph.D.
Convocation date: November 25, 1961
Discipline / contribution: teaching
Citation / biographical information:
Dr. Ramsay joined the University of Saskatchewan faculty in July, 1916 as a member of the classics department, and quickly gained a reputation as a first—rate teacher. He remained until 1934 when he was named dean of Regina College, which was incorporated into the university that year. He retired in 1940 and lived at the west coast for a time, returning to Saskatchewan each summer. He then moved back to the province.
Dr. Ramsay was educated at Queen’s University and the University of Chicago. He taught public school at Washington, Ont. and Norwich, Ont. before moving into the high school system at Listowel, Ont. He went to Regina to teach in the newly—opened Central Collegiate in 1910, remaining there until he joined the university staff.
[press release, 17 November 1961]
Degree received: Doctor of Laws
Other notes: degree conferred in absentia

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