Meet The Walrus

The Walrus and thewalrus.ca are projects of the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation.

Publisher

Shelley Ambrose

Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan Kay

Senior Editors

Jessica Johnson
Katherine Laidlaw
Carmine Starnino

Associate Editor

Harley Rustad

Assistant Editor

Alex Tesar

Copy Editor

Sarah Sweet

Art Director

Brian Morgan

Deputy Art Director

Paul Kim

Designer

Meredith Holigroski

Fiction Editor

Nick Mount

Poetry Editor

Damian Rogers

Chawkers fellow

Viviane Fairbank

Joseph Fellow

Fatima Syed

Pitblado Fellow

Nicole Schmidt

Editor Emeritus

John Macfarlane

Founding Editor

David Berlin


The Walrus Foundation
Executive Director

Shelley Ambrose

Philanthropy Coordinator

Agata Witkiewicz

Events Director

David Leonard

Deputy Events Director

Leanne Stepnow

Events and Media Coordinators

Blair Elliott
Cailin Cooper

Partnerships and Marketing Manager

Amirah El-Safty

Foundation Copy Editor

Simon Lewsen

Operations Director

Renée Montpellier

Accountants

Forbes Andersen LLP


Board of Directors
Chair

Helen Burstyn

Vice-Chairs

Francesca Grosso
Gretchen Ross

Honorary Legal Council

David Stevens

Shari Austin

Bruce Bennett

Diane Blake

Jodi Butts

Cameron Charlebois

Heather Conway

Martha Durdin

Elizabeth Gomery

Lucille Joseph

Chethan Lakshman

Janelle Lassonde

Robin McLay

Chima Nkemdirim

Richard O’Hagan

Anna Porter

Justin Poy

Karen Prentice

Andrew Pringle


Educational Review Committee
Chair

Karen Prentice

Benjamin Berger

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Marta Braun

Ryerson University

Lea Caragata

Wilfrid Laurier University

Barb Hunt

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University

Mark Migotti

University of Calgary

Robert Nichols

University of Alberta

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

University of Manitoba

Lee Smolin

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mira Sucharov

Carleton University

Darren Wershler

Concordia University

National Advisory Council

Charlie Angelakos

Earl Berger

Paul Cohen

Heather Conway

Jean Cumming

Michael Decter

Rupert Duchesne

William Fox

Roger Garland

Emmanuelle Gattuso

Marina Glogovac

Blake Goldring

Patrick Gossage

Allan Gregg

David Harrison

Sandy Houston

Tom Jackson

Roberta Jamieson

Donald K. Johnson

Mark Kingwell

Gerald Lazare

D’Arcy Levesque

James Little

Louise MacCallum

Hugh MacKinnon

Scott McIntyre

Laura Michalchyshyn

Seamus O’Regan

Terry O’Reilly

James O’Reilly

Julian Porter

Jeff Rayman

Perry Rosemond

Bernard Schiff

Jack Shapiro

Helga Stephenson

Vince Timpano

Daren Trousdell

Aritha van Herk

Bisi Williams


The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across multiple platforms, publishing The Walrus magazine—which focuses on Canada and its place in the world—ten times a year in print, tablet, and mobile editions; curating and producing the national series of public Walrus Talks; convening annual sector-based leadership dinners; posting original, high-quality content daily at thewalrus.ca; and designing such digital projects as Walrus Ebooks and Walrus TV. The foundation also trains young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.