Shelagh Rogers

Shelagh Rogers convocation address

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

Shelagh Rogers is one of Canada’s preeminent broadcasters. Over the past 30 years, she has captivated and entertained millions of Canadians with her work on CBC Radio programs such as Morningside, Basic Black, This Morning, and Sounds Like Canada. Currently, Rogers is the host of The Next Chapter, a weekly news show devoted to Canadian writers and songwriters. She was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011 for her work promoting Canadian culture, her volunteer work in adult literacy, her voice against the stigma of mental illness, and her advocacy for reconciliation. She is the first Ambassador-at-Large for the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough and sees the canoe as a beautiful symbol of a new relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Rogers is a co-editor of the book Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential Schools and was chosen as an Honorary Witness to the brave and essential work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Shelagh Rogers