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The Walrus Talks Survival

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

The adaptations and innovations that fuel life and resilience

Presenting Speakers

  • Cherie Dimaline: bestselling author
  • B. Brett Finlay: microbiologist, University of British Columbia, co-director of CIFAR’s Humans & the Microbiome program
  • Damon Matthews: climate scientist, Concordia University
  • Kieran O’Donnell: developmental psychobiologist, McGill University, fellow in CIFAR’s Child & Brain Development program, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018
  • Samantha Reusch: research and evaluations manager, Apathy is Boring
  • Devyani Saltzman: director of programming, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Vlada Stamenkovic: earth & planetary scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, fellow in CIFAR’s Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration program

CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

General Admission: $20

Accessibility information
  • To provide a fragrance-free event, we request that attendees refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to The Walrus Talks.
  • If you require special accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247.

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2019 National Sponsors

The Walrus is proud to recognize Air Canada as our Exclusive Airline Partner

The Walrus is proud to recognize Labatt Breweries of Canada as our National Sustainability Partner

The Walrus is proud to recognize Shaw as our national events sponsor

The Walrus is proud to recognize Indspire as our national events sponsor


November 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Centre Phi
407 Rue Saint-Pierre
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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