Count Herman Van Rompuy, D.C.L., LL.D.

Nobel Laureate Herman Van Rompuy was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 18, “in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to world peace through the arts of compromise and consensus, his fine scholarship, and writing, and his much celebrated work in international economic governance, national and global, political leadership.”

Van Rompuy was the 49th prime minister of Belgium from December 2008 to November 2009 and the first full-time president of the European Council, the institution of the European Union (EU), from 2009 to 2014.


Shelagh Rogers, O.C., LL.D., D.Litt., Ed.D.

Shelagh Rogers was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, at the 2:00 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 18, “in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Canadian culture, Indigenous relations and advocacy for support of people struggling with mental health.”

A veteran broadcast journalist, she is the host and a producer of The Next Chapter, an award-winning CBC Radio program devoted to writing in Canada.