Jennifer has worked as the head of news and government at Twitter Canada and is the co-founder of the fact-checking Super PAC App, which debuted at number one in the App Store. As an award-winning host, reporter, and producer, she’s covered stories across Canada and around the world with CBC News, CTV News, and MuchMusic. Jennifer has a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA with a specialization in journalism and communications from Concordia University. Fun fact: her first job after Concordia involved answering emails for Céline Dion.
Carmine was one of the founding editors of Maisonneuve magazine and a senior editor at Reader’s Digest Canada. He has published eight books, including This Way Out (2009), which was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, and two collections of literary essays. Leviathan (2016) is his most recent collection of poetry. He was a finalist for PWAC’s Editor of the Year in 2011.
Claire has worked in print and digital publishing for twenty years. She got her start at Toronto Life and then spent many years in the custom content world, writing and editing for brands such as Sobeys, CAA, and CPA Canada.
Samia Madwar is a senior editor at The Walrus. She was previously an editor at Up Here magazine, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and has also worked as new media editor at Canadian Geographic. She has served as a judge for the National Magazine Awards, the Digital Publishing Awards, and the Online Journalism Awards, among others, and has mentored emerging journalists through the National Media Awards Foundation’s BIPOC Mentorship Program. She is currently on the board of directors at Magazines Canada.
Harley is the author of Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas (2022) and Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees (2018). He has written for Outside, the Globe and Mail, and Geographical, among others. He is a faculty editor at the Banff Centre’s mountain and wilderness writing residency and the founder of the Port Renfrew Writers’ Retreat.
Before joining The Walrus, Carine edited news and features for the Globe and Mail. Her writing on health care, mental health, and more has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Broadview, and beyond. She has also taught professional writing at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Dafna has worked as an editor at Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Sportsnet, Today’s Parent and Healthy Debate. Her writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Hazlitt and The New Quarterly.
Before joining The Walrus, Monika Warzecha worked at Postmedia and MSN Canada. She has contributed to the Globe and Mail, TVO.org, Vice, and CBC Radio.
KC previously worked at Maclean’s, and his work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Xtra Magazine, and Them. He was named Canada’s Biggest Carly Rae Jepsen Stan by the CBC in 2019 (and hasn’t shut up about it since).
Head of Research
Allison Baker is a fact checker, copy editor, and producer based in Tkaronto. She is a recipient of the 2021 Michener–L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship for Journalism Education. Since 2016, she has produced Mi’kmaq Matters, a podcast about the Mi’kmaw people, politics, land, and water of so-called Newfoundland.
Siddhesh is a writer and editor. Before joining The Walrus, he worked at HarperCollins India, where he acquired and edited a number of bestselling, award-winning, and critically acclaimed nonfiction books. He has also been with some of India’s leading English newspapers, including Hindustan Times and The Hindu. He moved to Canada in the summer of 2022 and is based in London, Ontario.
Ariella’s writing and cultural criticism has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, LitHub, Catapult, and others.
The Justice Fund Writer in Residence
Connor is an award-winning writer, editor, and twin based in Toronto. Before joining The Walrus as an editorial fellow in late 2020, he served as an associate editor on the Life and Perspectives desks at HuffPost Canada (RIP). His work has appeared variously in the Globe and Mail, The Face, Canadian Art (also RIP), and, among others, Vice, where he was an editorial intern in 2018. Additionally, Connor is a contributing editor at the UK-based Dazed magazine, where he writes long profiles of artists. You can find him haunting little coffee shops or at the library, the Paradise Theatre, or @nopecon on Twitter.
Power Corporation of Canada Senior Fellow
Mashal Butt is a fact checker and journalist. She has fact-checked and copy-edited for The Canadian Encyclopedia, Toronto Life, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, among other publications. Before joining The Walrus as an editorial fellow in 2021, she worked on investigations for the Investigative Journalism Bureau, the Global Reporting Centre, and did social justice reporting for The Tyee. She holds a masters in journalism from UBC’s School of Journalism, Writing and Media, and has an unhealthy obsession with her favourite soccer team.
Canadian Race Relations Fellow
Colby Payne is a journalist based in Vancouver, with prior experience in communications and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Russian from the University of British Columbia, where she was a senior staff writer for The Ubyssey.
Mihika is an Indian cultural journalist who writes about mental health, South Asian diaspora, film and television, and digital culture, among other things. She has worked in newsrooms in India, U.S., and Canada and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Chatelaine, The Georgia Straight, Architectural Digest, Vice, and more.
Dhriti is a journalist and fact-checker based in Toronto. Before joining The Walrus, she spent a year reporting on education, culture, urban affairs and business for the Toronto Star. You can find more of her work in Maclean’s, The Local, Exclaim! and This Magazine, among others.
Michelle Cyca has written for Maclean’s, the Vancouver Sun, and Chatelaine.
Tajja Isen is the author of Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service. She has edited for Catapult, The Walrus, and Electric Literature.
Interim Design Director
Meredith has previously worked for the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life, and as a contributing designer on publications for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and many others.
Director of Audience Engagement
Bryan has worked in book and magazine publishing for fourteen years.
Monita is a marketer by day and an entertainment writer by night. Previously, she was a copywriter at an ad agency working with brands like Microsoft and BlackBerry. She has also worked as a public relations professional at an international literature festival and a marketing writer at a Canadian nonprofit. She enjoys pop culture and champions diversity, inclusivity, and representation through her writing at Women Write About Comics, HuffPost, Tor.com, Collider.com, Vocal, Bam Smack Pow, and Show Snob.
TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion
Khalida is a media enthusiast and creative, profoundly passionate about the meeting of art, media, and advocacy. Grounding her expertise at Western University, she’s been instrumental in projects like the (UN)HEARD podcast in collaboration with the Iconoclast Collective UWO. As someone dedicated to transformative storytelling, she’s expanded her horizons, working with clients like Kruger and launching insightful research into the evolution of verbal art on digital giants like TikTok and YouTube. This September 2023, she’s set to unveil “No One’s Coming”, a podcast capturing the complexities of young adulthood. Joining The Walrus as the TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion, Khalida’s goal is clear: use media to share stories that matter and make a difference.
Maria joined The Walrus in the fall of 2016. Her previous work experience includes Toronto Life, Fashion, Inside Entertainment and IAD.
Director of Partnerships & Sponsorships
Tracie is a passionate revenue driver dedicated to developing collaborative partnerships. Prior to joining The Walrus, Tracie led conference sponsorship for The Conference Board of Canada for many years. She most recently spent a year working with Invest Ottawa as their sponsorship lead, serving the entrepreneurial community in Ottawa.
Head of Events
Cailin works to bring people together and create accessible platforms for artists, journalists, scientists, and other compelling thinkers to share their ideas with curious audiences. Prior to joining The Walrus in 2015, she worked in book publishing and literary festival event marketing and programming.
Emma Mackenzie Hillier
Emma enjoys creating events that engage, challenge, and delight audiences. Prior to joining The Walrus, Emma worked in the performing arts as a producer and dramaturge. She supported the development and production of numerous award-winning plays and acted in a few of them as well. She has worked with such esteemed companies as the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Soulpepper, Factory Theatre, and more.
Simran comes most recently from the Toronto Star, where she worked in the radio room, and has also worked at the Globe and Mail.
Chris has led digital projects for some of Canada’s best and biggest brands. He was previously an editor at McGill’s arts-and-culture magazine and has also contributed articles to South China Morning Post and Time Out.
CIBC Digital Fellow for Emerging Black Journalists
Makda Mulatu is a writer and podcaster based in amiskwaciwâskahikan, or Edmonton, Alberta. Her poetry, interviews, and culture writing have appeared in publications like Contemporary Verse 2, filling Station, and This Magazine, among others. From 2020-2023, she hosted and produced Glass Bookshop Radio, a literary podcast from Glass Bookshop that connects readers with some of the most exciting authors and publishers in Canada. These days, you can find her talking about her favourite books on CBC Edmonton’s Radio Active or teaching figure skating at her community rink.
Chief Financial Officer
Karl is a professional accountant (CPA-CGA) with over twenty-five years of experience in the media and entertainment sectors.
Tina Love Cho
Head of Logistics and Production
Tina is a native Torontonian and an experienced tour manager who has travelled Canada with the Vinyl Cafe, Paul Brandt, and many more.
Emma Buchanan is a fact checker and journalist whose work has appeared in publications like The Local, J-Source and The Tyee. She previously served as an editorial fellow at The Walrus. and holds a bachelor of journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University.
Laura has been fundraising for a diverse range of nonprofits in the Middle East and Canada since 2005 and loves connecting individuals and organizations to causes they care about. Laura is formally trained in fine arts and completed her CFRE in 2017. She has led several fundraising efforts and campaigns at organizations including the Peres Center for Peace, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, Child Development Institute, Luminato, and the Aga Khan Museum.
Donor Relations Officer
Vilayath enjoys helping writers, musicians, and other artists create. He has worked as a grant writer and arts organizer and cofounded an artist collective that provides arts education to learners from around the world.
Development Research Officer
Before joining The Walrus, Katarina was a practising artist focusing on analog photography and print making. She has previously worked with Artscape as a prospect researcher. She has a passion for the written word and is an avid reader. Her mission is to make art accessible to everyone and to challenge the idea of what art can be.
Development Officer, Annual Giving
Rose is a purveyor of community building—whether that be through reporting the news or forwarding important causes and issues. Rose previously worked as a journalist and her work has appeared in CBC North, the Globe and Mail, CTV Ottawa, the Ontario Grain Farmer, and the Wimot-Tavistock Gazette. She has contributed to initiatives to promote and fundraise for organizations she’s passionate about, including the Canadian Cancer Society and 4-H Ontario.
The Walrus Lab
Director of The Walrus Lab
Mihira is the director of The Walrus Lab, the client-services division of The Walrus. Mihira has nearly twenty years of experience in media, having worked at large and small companies in web, mobile, social media, television, radio, and print platforms. He has performed a variety of roles including editorial oversight, sponsor integration, custom content and partnerships, staff management, digital strategy, and investigative journalism.
Creative Lead & Project Manager
Before joining The Walrus, Alana worked on the agency side of the media sector for over a decade, with global brands such as Apple, Coca-Cola, and more.
Advertising & Sales Manager
Paul has worked in the media sector for sixteen years, both on the agency side as the print buyer at the Procter & Gamble print agency of record, and on the sales side as a national account manager for Canadian Living, Elle Canada, and Style at Home.