At November convocation ceremonies, the following received honorary doctor of laws degrees: Julia Kristeva, a psychoanalyst and linguistics professor at Université Paris 7; Ydessa Hendeles (BA 1969 New), founder of the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation; and U of T Professor Emeritus Francis Sparshott, known for his work in postwar philosophical aesthetics. Per-Ingvar Brånemark, a renowned Swedish health scientist, received an honorary doctorate of science.
Monte Hummel (BA 1969 VIC, MA 1970, MScF 1979) was recently appointed officer of the Order of Canada.
Kim Venn (BSc 1987 New) received a 2000 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honour bestowed by the United States government on young scientists and engineers.