Reconciliation: A Personal Journey

shelagh rogers

On being an honorary witness

Shelagh Rogers’ career at CBC Radio is defined by her ability to ask questions and to listen with skill to the stories of Canadians.

In a reversal of roles, Rogers will instead share her own stories at a very special UVic Alumni Week 2017 event when she talks about her experiences as an honorary witness to the proceedings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Rogers – who currently serves as UVic chancellor as well as host and producer of CBC Radio One’s “The Next Chapter” – will be in conversation with UVic alumna (and CHEK News anchor) Stacy Ross on Feb. 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Victoria’s First Metropolitan Church.

Tickets are free but online pre-registration is required.

Rogers will share personal reflections on what it means to a “keeper of history” regarding the TRC’s mandate to listen to the victims of the trauma caused by residential schools and the impact of residential schools on the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

The commission set out steps for reconciliation and a stronger country in its final report, “Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future.”