Meet Our Team


The Walrus

Publisher
Shelley Ambrose

Managing Editor
Samia Madwar
Deputy Editor
Carmine Starnino
Senior Editor
Jessica Johnson
Editors
Harley Rustad
Daniel Viola
Assistant Editor
Alex Tesar
Copy Editor
Sarah Sweet
Fellows
Allison Baker (Joseph Fellow)
Tina Knezevic (Chawkers Fellow)
Joshua Oliver (Bainbridge Fellow)
Walrus-Massey Fellows
Kathleen Davis
Hadiya Roderique
Editor Emeritus
John Macfarlane
Founding Editor
David Berlin

Art

Art Director
Brian Morgan
Deputy Art Director
Paul Kim
Designer
Meredith Holigroski

Circulation

Director of Circulation and Marketing
Bryan Maloney
Circulation Services
St. Joseph Media

Sales

Director of Business Development
Gayle Matthews

Production

Production Director
Maria Musikka

Digital

Digital Director
Cody Gault
Developer
Justin Girard
Pax Cultura Studios

The Walrus Foundation

Executive Director
Shelley Ambrose

Business Development

Partnerships and Marketing Manager
Amirah El-Safty

Development

Director of Development & Strategic Communications
Aimée Ippersiel
Philanthropy Coordinator
May Ardekani

Events

Events Director
David Leonard
Deputy Events Director
Leanne Stepnow
Events and Media Coordinators
Blair Elliott
Cailin Cooper

Operations

Operations Director
Renée Montpellier
Office Assistant
Laura Thistle
Accountants
Forbes Andersen LLP

Copy Editing

Foundation Copy Editor
Simon Lewsen

Board of Directors

Chair
Helen Burstyn

Vice-Chairs
Bruce Bennett, Gretchen Ross

Honorary Legal Council
David Stevens

Shari Austin, Diane Blake, Jodi Butts, Cameron Charlebois, Ira Gluskin, 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

Vice-Chair
Mark Migotti

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), Stephen Kimber (University of King’s College), Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (University of Manitoba), Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Mira Sucharov (Carleton University), Darren Wershler (Concordia University)


National Advisory Council

Ian Alexander, Charlie Angelakos, Earl Berger, Paul Cohen, Heather Conway, Jean Cumming, Michael Decter, Rupert Duchesne, Martha Durdin, William Fox, Roger Garland, Emmanuelle Gattuso, John Geiger, Marina Glogovac, Blake Goldring, Patrick Gossage, Allan Gregg, David Harrison, Sandy Houston, Dr. Eric Jackman, Tom Jackson, Roberta Jamieson, Donald K. Johnson, Mark Kingwell, Gerald Lazare, D’Arcy Levesque, James Little, Louise MacCallum, Hugh MacKinnon, Scott McIntyre, Laura Michalchyshyn, Scott Mullin, Seamus O’Regan, Terry O’Reilly, Julian Porter, Jeff Rayman, Perry Rosemond, Pierre Santoni, Bernard Schiff, Jack Shapiro, Helga Stephenson, Vince Timpano, Daren Trousdell, Aritha van Herk, Bisi Williams


Supporters

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, in innovative ideas, and in continuing the Canadian conversation.

Lead Visionary donor
RBC Foundation

Visionary donors
Diane Blake and Stephen Smith, Chisholm/Thomson Family Fund, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, John Macfarlane and Rosamond Ivey, Rosemary Phelan, Andrew and Valerie Pringle, Gretchen and Donald Ross

Champion Donors
Lakshman Family, Lassonde Family Foundation, Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn, The Michael Young Family Foundation

Ambassador Donors
Helen Burstyn, Michael Decter, David and Yvonne Fleck, Kevin and Roger Garland, William C. Graham, Dr. Eric Jackman, Donald K. Johnson, Lucille Joseph and Urban Joseph, OC, Erica and Jeff Lebbert, The Honourable Margaret McCain, Nadir and Shabin Mohamed, Karen Prentice