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Upcoming Walrus Foundation Events

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
presents

The Walrus Talks: The Art of Conversation

The art of the interview, the state of the public square, finding common ground, reconciliation, and more

The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Ave., St. John’s
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
General admission: $25
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This event is sold out, but join us thewalrus.ca/live for a live-stream of the whole talk on Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm NT.

Featuring:

  • Mustafa Ahmed, poet and student
  • Michael Crummey, poet and writer
  • Lisa Marie DiLiberto, co-founder, The Tale of a Town—Canada
  • Rick Hillier, soldier
  • John Nicholas Jeddore, student
  • Lisa Moore, author
  • Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada
  • Seamus O’Regan, former host of Canada AM

Doors open at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the talks.

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Suncor
presents

The Walrus Talks Energy

Our sustainable energy future, the challenges of energy production, and what lies ahead

National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7 p.m.
General Admission: $20
Students: $12
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Featuring:

  • Perrin Beatty, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Philippe Dunsky, Dunsky Energy Consulting
  • Chris Henderson, Lumos Energy
  • David Jacobson, former US ambassador to Canada
  • Velma McColl, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
  • Kali Taylor, Student Energy
  • Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera America
  • Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Herald

And more!

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TD
presents

The Walrus Talks Resilience

How cities and communities build themselves to thrive through difficult times

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
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Featuring:

  • Mustafa Ahmed, poet and student
  • Ajay Heble, University of Guelph
  • Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada
  • Annie Kidder, People for Education
  • David Miller, WWF Canada
  • Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Aboriginal Professionals Association of Canada
  • Matthew Teitelbaum, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Frances Westley, SIG@Waterloo

And more!

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Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
presents

The Walrus Talks: The Art of Conversation

The art of the interview, the state of the public square, finding common ground, reconciliation, and more

Convocation Hall, Mount Allison University, 37 York St., Sackville, NB
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
General admission: $10
Students: free
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Featuring:

  • Sally Armstrong, journalist and author
  • Measha Brueggergosman, Canadian soprano
  • Charlotte Gray, biographer and historian
  • Lisa Moore, author
  • Natalie Panek, rocket scientist
  • Shelagh Rogers, broadcaster
  • Marlene Snowman, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Aritha van Herk, historian and author

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow the talks.

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RBC Foundation
presents

The Walrus Talks Philanthropy

The state of philanthropy, how we’re doing it wrong, how it can change for the better, and what giving really means.

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W, Toronto
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7 p.m.
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Featuring:

  • Terry O’Reilly, CBC Radio host and advertising expert
  • Tom Jackson, actor, singer and activist
  • Molly Johnson, singer-songwriter
  • Michael Koerner, business leader and arts advocate
  • Sonnet L’Abbé, poet and critic
  • Deepa Mehta, film director and screenwriter
  • Justin Poy, president and creative director of The Justin Poy Agency
  • Bill Young, founder of Social Capital Partners

And more!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow the talks.

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The Walrus Foundation
Past Events

RBC Foundation
presents

The Walrus Talks Philanthropy

The state of philanthropy, how it can change for the better, and what giving really means

Theatre Junction Grand, 608 1 St. SW, Calgary
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7 p.m.
General Admission: $25
Students: $15
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Featuring:

  • Mustafa Ahmed, poet and student
  • Lorna Crowshoe, Blackfoot Women’s Society
  • Casey Eagle Speaker, Hull Services
  • Sheldon Kennedy, Athlete, Author, Sheldon Kennedy Child
    Advocacy Centre
  • Craig Kielburger, Free the Children
  • Lucy Miller, United Way of Calgary and Area
  • Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada
  • Samuel Weiss, University of Calgary Hotchkiss Brain Institute

And more!

With a welcome by Elizabeth Cannon, president and vice-chancellor, University of Calgary. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow the talks.

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presents

The Walrus Talks Water

The impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W., Toronto
7 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, May 28, 2014
General Admission: $20
Students: $12
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presents

The Walrus Talks Water

The impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society

Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd., Vancouver
7 p.m. (PT), Thursday, May 22, 2014
Adults: $20
Students: $12
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presents

The Walrus Talks Human Rights

Eighty minutes of leading thinkers on human rights in a local, national, and global context

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W., Toronto
7 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Adults: $20
Students: $12
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Enbridge
presents

The Walrus Talks States of Mind at Blue Metropolis

Lively, thought-provoking ideas from celebrated writers and thinkers

McCord Museum, 690 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal
2 p.m. (ET), Saturday, May 3, 2014
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très_petit
presents

The Walrus Talks Climate

Eighty minutes of thought-provoking ideas about our changing climate. From leading thinkers, writers, and performers

Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa
7 p.m. (ET), Monday, April 28, 2014
Adults: $20
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Suncor
presents

The Walrus Talks Energy

Our energy future, the challenges of sustainable energy production, and our collective environmental impact

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m.
Adults: $20
Students: $12
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presents

The Walrus Talks Tomorrow

Eight talks by leading thinkers on the big issues of tomorrow

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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RBC Foundation
presents

The Walrus Talks Philanthropy

The state of philanthropy, how we’re doing it wrong, how it can change for the better, and what giving really means

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W, Toronto
6:30 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, November 19, 2013
General admission: $20
Student: $15
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Walrus TV Videos

Recorded in Toronto on November 19, 2013.


TD
presents

The Walrus Talks Sustainability

Lively, thought-provoking ideas about building sustainable cities and our relationship to our environment

Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto
6:30 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, October 9, 2013
AGO members: $17
Public: $20
Students: $12
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Walrus TV Videos

Recorded in Toronto on October 9, 2013.


Suncor
presents

The Walrus Talks Energy

Our sustainable energy future, the challenges of energy production, ideas and inventions that will change the world, and where you fit in

Moyse Hall Theatre, McGill University, 845 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal
6 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Adult: $15
Student: $10
OSQAR

Oil Sands Question and Response (OSQAR) is a blog created by Suncor Energy to support constructive dialogue about the oil sands. In our weekly posts, we talk about the energy industry, environmental impact, tailings management and reclamation, water management, and the social and economic implications of oil sands development.

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Walrus TV Videos

Recorded in Montreal on October 1, 2013.


CAPP
presents

The Walrus Talks the Art of Conversation

The art of the interview, the state of the public square, finding common ground, reconciliation, and more

Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave., Victoria
6:30 p.m. (PT), Monday, September 16, 2013
General admission: $26.25
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Beakerhead
presents

The Walrus Talks Experimentation

Join us at Calgary’s first city-wide spectacle of arts and engineering

Theatre Junction Grand, 608 1 St. SW, Calgary
3 p.m. (MT), Saturday, September 14, 2013
General admission seating: $25
What Is Beakerhead

Beakerhead is an annual, citywide, interactive movement that explodes with creativity. It brings together the arts and engineering sectors from across the city, province, country, and world to build, compete, and exhibit interactive works of art, spectacle, and entertainment during an annual week-long international happening each fall.

From outdoor artworks and late-night laboratories, to community contests and celebrations, interactive digital events to event premieres, Beakerhead creates a crucible of human ingenuity, mixing energetic community involvement with international talent. The first Beakerhead will take place in Calgary, Alberta on September 11–15, 2013.

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National Gallery of Canada
presents

The Walrus National Gallery Debate

“Does Canadian culture still need protecting? ” A debate about culture, patriotism, and Canada’s place in the world

National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa
7 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Walrus TV Videos

The fourth annual Walrus National Gallery Debate. Full program featuring Sara Angel, Randy Boyagoda, Laurie Brown, Charles Foran, Marc Mayer, Peter Simpson, and others. Recorded in Ottawa.


McGill Logo
presents

The Walrus Talks Building Bridges at Blue Metropolis

The connections between writers and readers, people and places, communities and languages, the past and the present, and more

McCord Museum of Canadian History, 690 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal
2 p.m. (ET), Saturday, April 27, 2013
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Featuring:

  • “I, Bridge” by Cameron Charlebois, Canada Lands Company
  • “Crossing Borders” by Rachel Giese, The Walrus
  • “Truth and Fiction” by Jonathan Goldstein, CBC Radio
  • “When Bananas Write” by Vincent Lam, Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author
  • “Audience and Spectacle” by Pasha Malla, Trillium Book Award–winning author
  • “Across Public, Private, and Plural” by Henry Mintzberg, McGill University
  • “Family” by Saleema Nawaz, Journey Prize–winning author
  • “Secrets” by Alison Pick, award-winning poet and author
  • “French and English” by Will Straw, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Reception hosted by Canada Lands Company.

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Suncor
presents

The Walrus Talks Energy

Our sustainable energy future, the challenges of energy production, our collective impact, and what lies ahead

MaRS Discovery District Auditorium, 101 College St., Toronto
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6 p.m.
OSQAROil Sands Question and Response (osqar) is a blog created by Suncor Energy to support constructive dialogue about the oil sands. In our weekly posts, we talk about the energy industry, environmental impact, tailings management and reclamation, water management, and the social and economic implications of oil sands development. osqar.suncor.com
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Featuring:

  • “Visualizing Energy” by David Layzell, University of Calgary
  • “Seven Things We Don’t Need to Do About Energy” by Andrew Coyne, Postmedia
  • “Building Community” by Ken Coates, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • “The Sustainable Idea” by Marianne McKenna, KPMB Architects
  • “Getting Closer to the Sun” by Andrew Heintzman, Investeco Capital
  • “Seven Ideas that Will Change Everything” by Tom Rand, MaRS Discovery District
  • “Financing Innovation” by Vicky Sharpe, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
  • “Mobilizing for Change” by Kali Taylor, Student Energy

Reception to follow.

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National Gallery of Canada
presents

The Walrus National Gallery Debate

“Art in Daily Life: Essential or Irrelevant? “ Who decides? Who pays? Who cares?

National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa
7 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Walrus TV Videos

The third annual Walrus National Gallery Debate. Full program featuring Marc Mayer, Sarah Milroy, Stephen Borys, Kate Taylor, and Carol Off. Recorded in Ottawa.


TD
presents

The Walrus Toronto Project Debate at the AGO

“Be it resolved that Toronto will never be beautiful”

Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto
7 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, October 12, 2011
AGO Members: $20.50
Public: $22.50
Students: $17
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Walrus TV Videos

TD presents a lively, thought-provoking event featuring John Barber, Jack Diamond, Amanda Lang, Stephen Marche, Nick Mount, and others. Recorded in Toronto.


TD
presents

The Walrus McGill Debate at the Segal Centre

If you build it, will they come? What does it take to create a cultural metropolis?

Segal Centre for Performing Arts, 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal
6 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, March 30, 2011
General: $15
Student: $10
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Walrus TV Videos

The Walrus McGill Annual Debate at the Segal Centre. Full program featuring Simon Brault, Nathalie Petrowski, Witold Rybczynski, and others. Recorded in Montreal.


National Gallery of Canada
presents

The Walrus National Gallery Debate

Sold out? The legacy of pop art: is it avant-garde or is it kitsch?

National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa
7 p.m. (ET), Thursday, June 17, 2010
General: $10
Students: $8
Members: $7
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Walrus TV Videos

The first annual Walrus National Gallery Debate. Full program featuring Blake Gopnik, Robert Enright, Carol Off, and others. Recorded in Ottawa.