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Date published: March 20, 2020

SSHRC scholars took part in The Walrus Talks National Tour

From March 1 to June 1, 2017, the Walrus Foundation and the Order of Canada presented an extraordinary tour focused on the future of Canada. The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We Desire a Better Country marked the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation and the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada. The tour travelled from coast to coast to coast, visiting every province and territory. Each event featured four members of the Order of Canada and four emerging researchers.

SSHRC was a partner of this Canada 150 signature initiative, and 11 SSHRC-supported scholars were among those speaking on the tour. Each of their seven-minute presentations is now available to watch online. Check out their talks below. Or, interested in viewing all of the Walrus Talks from this tour? Visit The Walrus’ YouTube Channel.

March 1, 2017, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Whitehorse, YT

The Future is Accessible
The Future is Accessible
Aimee Louw
Co-founder
Accessibilize Montreal

March 6, 2017, Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, NT

Fish and Indigenous Law
Fish and Indigenous Law
Zoe Todd
Assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Carleton University

March 13, 2017, Remai Arts Centre, Saskatoon, SK

The mîkiwahp and Indigenous Women
The mîkiwahp and Indigenous Women
Vanessa Tait
Master’s student, Indigenous development
The University of Winnipeg
Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want
Hugh Segal
Master
Massey College

March 16, 2017, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, MB

Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship
Elizabeth Dubois
Assistant professor
University of Ottawa

April 11, 2017, World Trade Centre InterContinental Hotel, Montréal, QC

Canada's Collective Amnesia
Canada's Collective Amnesia
Amanda Parris
Host
CBC TV’s Exhibitionists and CBC Radio 2’s Marvin’s Room

April 24, 2017, Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton, NB

The Future of Aging
The Future of Aging
Maxwell Hartt
Postdoctoral fellow, geography and planning
University of Toronto

May 15, 2017, Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, Surrey, BC

Belonging and Mutual Aid
Belonging and Mutual Aid
Aaron Mills
SSHRC 2016 Talent Impact Award Winner and Trudeau Scholar
University of Victoria

May 31, 2017, The Carlu, Toronto, ON

Reconciling the Fruits of Citizenship
Reconciling the Fruits of Citizenship
Wendell Adjetey
Trudeau Scholar and doctoral student
Yale University
How to Be Unruly
How to Be Unruly
Gabrielle Moser
Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Modern Culture and Media
Brown University
Sit With the Discomfort
Sit With the Discomfort
Syrus Marcus Ware
Artist and activist; doctoral student in environmental studies
York University