Shelagh Rogers BIO

Shelagh Rogers

Host | The Next Chapter



A veteran broadcast-journalist, Shelagh Rogers is the host and a producer of The Next Chapter, an award-winning CBC Radio program devoted to writing in Canada. In 2011, she received an Order of Canada for promoting Canadian culture and for advocacy in mental health, adult literacy and reconciliation. That same year, she was named an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is the co-editor of Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School, Reconciliation and the Way Forward and Speaking My Truth: A Journey to Reconciliation. She was also given the Achievement in the Aboriginal Community award by Native Counselling Services of Alberta. She holds honorary doctorates from six universities. Shelagh is currently the Chancellor of the University of Victoria.

This year marks her 6th time hosting the Igniting the Spirit Gala. She is honoured to be back.