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Queen’s honours Shelagh Rogers

  • Shelagh Rogers hooded
    Shelagh Rogers is hooded by David Saunders, Dean of Smith School of Business, while Chancellor Jim Leech looks on, during the fourth ceremony of Spring Convocation. (Photo by Lars Hagberg/ University Communications)
  • Shelagh Rogers addresses convocation
    Shelagh Rogers addresses the graduating students at Grant Hall after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University on Friday, May 24. (Photo by Lars Hagberg/ University Communications)
  • Students leave Kingston Hall
    Students exit Kingston Hall and make their way to Grant Hall for the fourth ceremony of Spring Convocation at Queen's University. (Photo by Lars Hagberg/ University Communications)
  • Families and friends at Grant Hall
    Families and friends try to take photos of their graduating students from the balcony of Grant Hall during the Spring Convocation ceremony on Friday afternoon. (Photo by Lars Hagberg/ University Communications)
  • MBA graduates
    Two graduates of the Master of Business Administration program at Smith School of Business are hooded during the 1 pm convocation ceremony.
  • MBA graduates
    Graduates of the Smith School of Business Master of Business Administration program fill Grant Hall for the third ceremony of Spring Convocation.

Grant Hall was a busy place on  Friday, May 24, as Day 2 of Spring Convocation featured three ceremonies.

A highlight of the day was the conferring of an honorary degree upon Shelagh Rogers (Artsci’77), an award-winning Canadian broadcast journalist and the 11th chancellor of the University of Victoria. 

Rogers is best known for her work with the CBC and is currently the host and producer of CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter. She got her start in broadcasting at CFRC, the campus radio station of Queen’s University, while she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History.

Queen’s is presenting a total of seven honorary degrees during convocation.

The next two ceremonies will be held on Monday, June 3. Overall, a total of 18 ceremonies are being held for Spring Convocation, with the final one being held Wednesday, June 12.

Live ceremony feeds will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each ceremony. The full schedule of the ceremonies is available online.

More information about Convocation at Queen's is available on the website of the Office of the University Registrar.

More photos can be viewed at the Queen’s University page on flickr.