The Walrus
Shelley Ambrose
Jonathan Kay
Managing Editor
Kyle Carsten Wyatt
Online Editor
Matthew McKinnon
Senior Editors
Amy Macfarlane (on leave)
Drew Nelles
Gary Stephen Ross (acting)
Associate Editor
Katherine Laidlaw
Assistant Online Editor
Harley Rustad
Art Director
Brian Morgan
Deputy Art Director
Paul Kim
Meredith Holigroski
Copy Editor
Graeme Bayliss
Fiction Editor
Nick Mount
Poetry Editor
Damian Rogers
Production Director
Sharon Coates
Editor Emeritus
John Macfarlane
Founding Editor
David Berlin
Digital Initiatives Manager
Nic Boshart
Digital Developer
Justin Girard
Circulation and Marketing Director
Stacey May Fowles
Circulation Services
St. Joseph Media
Sales Manager
Joseph Connolly
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Joseph Fellow
Sheima Benembarek
Krembil Fellow
Alex Tesar
Schulich Fellow
Tony Fong
The Walrus magazine is a project of the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation.
The Walrus Foundation thanks the members of our Educational Review Committee for their contributions.
Educational Review Committee
Seamus O’Regan
Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto
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
The Walrus Foundation
Executive Director
Shelley Ambrose
Philanthropy Director
Sarah Jarvis
Philanthropy Coordinator
Agata Witkiewicz
Events Director
David Leonard
Deputy Events Director
Leanne Stepnow
Events Coordinators
Miranda Newman
Blair Elliott
Operations Director
Renée Montpellier
Forbes Andersen LLP
Foundation Copy Editor
Simon Lewsen
Board of Directors
Chair: Michael Decter
Vice-chair: Francesca Grosso
Vice-chair: Gretchen Ross
Shari Austin
Bruce Bennett
Helen Burstyn
Cameron Charlebois
Heather Conway
Martha Durdin
Elizabeth Gomery
Lucille Joseph
Chethan Lakshman
Janelle Lassonde
Robin McLay
Chima Nkemdirim
Richard O’Hagan
Seamus O’Regan
Anna Porter
Karen Prentice
Andrew Pringle
Honorary Legal Counsel: David Stevens
National Advisory Council
Charlie Angelakos
Earl Berger
Paul Cohen
Jean Cumming
Rupert Duchesne
William Fox
Roger Garland
Emmanuelle Gattuso
Marina Glogovac
Patrick Gossage
Allan Gregg
David Harrison
Sandy Houston
Mark Kingwell
Gerald Lazare
D’Arcy Levesque
James Little
Louise MacCallum
Hugh MacKinnon
Scott McIntyre
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 ten times a year, in print, tablet, and smart phone editions; curating the Walrus Talks, leadership dinners, speakers’ series, and other events across the country; posting original, high-quality content at; and through such digital projects as Walrus Ebooks. The foundation also partners with Blue Ant Media to produce documentaries and other programming at; and trains young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. We also acknowledge the support of the OMDC Magazine Fund, an initiative of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Member CCAB/BPA Worldwide · Printed in Canada.

Winner of the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs Award for Public Discourse.

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The Walrus Foundation is eternally grateful for the continued generosity of our Founding Sponsor, the Chawkers Foundation.

The Walrus Foundation proudly recognizes the contribution of the Slaight Family Foundation, creator of the Allan Slaight Writers’ Fund.

Aimia is a proud supporter of the work of the Walrus Foundation.

Walrus poetry is generously supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation.

The Walrus Foundation salutes community leaders who have made substantial multi-year commitments to the Walrus Campaign for Optimistic Canadians. We acknowledge with gratitude the following donors, who share our belief in provocative long-form journalism, innovative ideas, and continuing the Canadian conversation.

Lead Visionary Donor
RBC Foundation
Visionary Donors
John Macfarlane and Rosamond Ivey
Diane Blake and Stephen Smith
Chisholm/Thomson Family Fund
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
Andrew and Valerie Pringle
Gretchen and Donald Ross
Champion Donors
Lakshman Family
Lassonde Family Foundation
Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn
Michael Young Family Foundation
Lois and Doug Mitchell
Ambassador Donors
Kevin and Roger Garland
William C. Graham
Erica and Jeff Lebbert
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