CBC Radio host Shelagh Rogers will be installed as the University of Victoria’s 11th chancellor on Monday.
Rogers will take her oath from Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon in an afternoon ceremony at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.
UVic will also mark spring convocation by granting four honorary degrees. The recipients are:
• Ruby Dunstan, the first female chief of the Lytton First Nation. She fought to protect the Stein Valley from logging and played a key role in creating the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Provincial Park. Dunstan survived the residential school system and spoke out about its abuses.
• Don Drummond, a former associate deputy minister of finance in the federal government and later a chief economist at TD Financial Group. Drummond, who grew up in Victoria and graduated from the University of Victoria, recently chaired a commission on the reform of Ontario’s public services.
• Lance Finch, a retired chief justice of British Columbia and Yukon Territory. Finch studied at Victoria College before completing undergraduate and law degrees at the University of British Columbia.
• Nassif Ghoussoub, a mathematician and founder of the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the Banff International Research Station and a co-founder of Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems. Ghoussoub is considered a world leader in the field of partial differential equations.