Publisher Shelley Ambrose

Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kay
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 Lauren Heuser, Michelle Pucci, Erin Sylvester
Walrus-Massey Fellows Kathleen Davis, Hadiya Roderique
Editor Emeritus John Macfarlane
Founding Editor David Berlin


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


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


Director of Business Development Gayle Matthews
Sales Manager Joseph Connolly
(416) 971-5004 ext. 233; [email protected]


Digital Director Cody Gault
Developer Justin Girard


Production Director Maria Musikka


Executive Director Shelley Ambrose

Business Development

Partnerships and Marketing Manager Amirah El-Safty


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


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


Operations Director Renée Montpellier
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, 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), Robert Nichols (University of Alberta), 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


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

The Walrus launched in September 2003 with a straightforward mandate: to be a national general interest magazine about Canada and its place in the world and to present the best work by the best writers and artists, on a wide range of topics for curious Canadians. The Walrus is published by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and to creating forums for conversations on matters vital to Canadians. We achieve these goals by publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year, curating the national series of Walrus Talks, organizing leadership dinners, and posting original, daily content at The foundation also trains the future leaders in media, publishing, and non-profit development.