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The adaptations and innovations that fuel life and resilience.

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by The Walrus. Each event offers thoughtful, inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, business leaders, and more!

Join us for a catered reception following the event to continue the conversation.


Cherie Dimaline: author, The Marrow Thieves

B. Brett Finlay: Microbiologist at the University of British Columbia and co-director of CIFAR’s Humans & the Microbiome program

Damon Matthews: Climate scientist at Concordia University

Kieran O’Donnell: Developmental psychobiologist at 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 at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, fellow in CIFAR’s Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration program