Shelagh Rogers

Shelagh Rogers

Biography

Shelagh RogersA veteran broadcast-journalist, Shelagh Rogers is the host of and a producer for The Next Chapter, the award-winning CBC Radio program devoted to writing in Canada. In 2011, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for promoting Canada’s culture, and for volunteer work in the fields of mental health, adult literacy and truth and reconciliation. Also in 2011, she was inducted as a Truth and Reconciliation Commission Honorary Witness. Through sharing what she witnessed, she has committed to helping create a national understanding of the residential school era so that Canada will never forget, or be able to deny our true history. Shelagh is the co-editor of three books in the Aboriginal Healing Foundation’s series “Speaking My Truth“. She holds honorary degrees from eight universities. She was the 2014 recipient of the Queen’s University Alumni Humanitarian Award. In October 2016, she received the inaugural Margaret Trudeau Award for Mental Health Advocacy in recognition of speaking nationally about her own relationship with depressio. Shelagh is the 11th Chancellor of the University of Victoria and was renewed for a second three-year term in 2018.