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2014 Honorary Doctor of Letters Recipient

Shelagh Rogers

Shelagh Rogers
Shelagh Rogers

Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist. From working alongside Peter Gzowski on Morningside, to hosting numerous current affairs programs on CBC Radio, Roger’s voice and personality has captivated and entertained millions of Canadians for more than 30 years.

Currently, she hosts The Next Chapter, the program devoted to Canadian writing. When she's not on the air, Rogers criss-crosses the country to fight the stigma connected to mental illness. She also works towards reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada, proudly serving as an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Honoured by Native Counselling Services of Alberta for her work, she is also the co-editor of Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School.
She is the recipient of four honorary doctorates, the 2014 Queen's Alumni Humanitarian Award and is the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. Rogers is also an Officer of the Order of Canada.

As Shelley Ambrose, co-publisher of The Walrus Magazine, says, “Think of her as Canada’s ear. Then add a brain, a heart...and a very recognizable voice. That’s Shelagh Rogers.”