Celebrate 20 years of Canada's conversation with stories about Who We Are NowCelebrate 20 years of Canada's conversation with stories about Who We Are Now

  • A photo of the Canadarm in space. Canada’s Big Flex in Space - The Canadarm started as a boring robotic appendage. Now the future of space travel depends on it by Omar Mouallem
  • A photo illustration of a livestream of a frustrated gamer playing on an old tube TV labelled with a Canadian flag. Is CanCon Obsolete? - When it comes to what qualifies as “Canadian,” nobody seems happy. It’s time to rethink the nationalistic vanity project by Tajja Isen
  • A photograph of people riding a boat on the Nile River in Khartoum, Sudan. Grieving a Lost Future in Sudan - I planned to return to my hometown of Khartoum one day. As it burns, I wonder if the city of my childhood ever really existed by Nehal El-Hadi

  • A black-and-white illustration of a person lying in bed on their side. Their face is mostly concealed, except for one eye looking directly at the viewer. Have Assisted Dying Laws Gone Too Far? - As Canada expands access to MAID, many people with disabilities are sounding the alarm. Some say the law was flawed from the outset by Meagan Gillmore

Escape into a Story - Celebrate and support Canadian authors with the novels of the 2023 Amazon Canada First Novel Award shortlist.Jasmine Sealy wins 2023 Amazon Canada First novel Award for The Island of Forgetting (HarperCollins Publishers Limited)

Amazon Canada and The Walrus are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award is Jasmine Sealy for The Island of Forgetting.

Learn more about the winning novel and the entire shortlist.


The Walrus' June 2023 cover featuring a diverse montage of people in black and white

Inside the June 2023 issue of The Walrus

Mary Simon Is Leading Indigenous Peoples to New Heights
As a Therapist, I Know What’s Breaking Couples Up
O, Canadarm
➔ Bombs, Bullets, and Endangered Birds
➔ Have You Been to the Library Lately?


In this episode, we look at the 50th anniversary of the Decorations for Bravery. We speak with former Governor General, Madame Adrienne Clarkson, about what she’s learned from the everyday heroes she awarded during her tenure and from Russ Fee, a Medal of Bravery recipient who saved a family from a wolf attack. 

What does a future look like where trans people live long enough to become elders, where Black liberation is assured, where there is landback and Indigenous resurgence, and where people with disabilities have everything they need in order to thrive in society? From The Walrus Talks Reconnecting Arts and Culture, where Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware shares what it means to work toward a future that is bigger than what we’ve dreamed of.

In this episode, we’re going underground, undersea and into your water and sewer pipelines with science fiction’s favorite problem-solvers…robots! Jay sits down with Vanessa Speight, a professor of Integrated Water Systems at the University of Sheffield, to learn how new, spider-like robots have the potential to locate and fix leaks in aging water pipes.

  • ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᖓ ᒥᐅᕆ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐊᖓᔪᖃᒻᒪᕆᒃ - ᒥᐅᕆ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒥᐊᓕᑲᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᐃᒪᑎᑎᔨᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᓪᓚᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᒐᕙᓄ ᔭᓄᕈ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ by Julian Brave NoiseCat

  • Vanessa Stauffer. Seascape with Buoy - It layers and piles, swells and doesn’t fall. / I can’t remember anything at all. by Vanessa Stauffer


  • An illustration of a woman's shadow casting over a framed photograph of a young woman wearing Mughal-era clothing, bangles, rings, and jasmine flowers The Photograph, 1889 - She looked up at the wall, and the young woman with dramatic eyebrows gazed back at her from the frame by Nazneen Sheikh