Shelagh Rogers, O.C.

Shelagh RogersShelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist with CBC Radio. From working alongside Peter Gzowski on Morningside, to hosting Sounds Like Canada, Shelagh’s is a familiar Canadian voice. Currently, she hosts and co-produces The Next Chapter, devoted to Canadian literature. When not on-air, Shelagh travels the country to topple the stigma connected to mental illness, talking openly about her own depression. She is the long-time National Chair of the Peter Gzowski Initiatives for adult literacy. She also works towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. She has received commendation from Native Counselling Services of Alberta and serves as an Honorary Witness to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is the co-editor of Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School. She holds five honorary doctorates. In April 2014 she received the Queen’s University Humanitarian Award. In June 2014 it was announced that Shelagh would become the 11th Chancellor of the University of Victoria. 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.”