- 17 November 2001 (Creation)
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White-coloured certificate mounted in a green folder with the seal of the House of Commons (Chambre des Communs) Canada embossed in gold on the front. Taken out of folder for preservation
Certificate has a maple leaf border and includes provincial seals from all Canadian provinces. The multi-colored House of Commons seal is printed at the top of the certificate and the gold seal of Jean Augustine, M.P. is located in the bottom-left corner.
The certificate reads:
Congratulations & Best Wishes Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel as you receive an Honorary doctorate from Ryerson University.
Signed by Jean Augustine, M.P.
November 17, 2001