31 May 2017 - 7:00pm

The Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto, Ontario

The Walrus Foundation, in partnership with the Order of Canada and Canada 150, presents an extraordinary national tour focusing on the future of our country and featuring fifty members of the Order of Canada and fifty youth leaders. The tour will run from March 1 to June 1, 2017.

The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We Desire a Better Country will provide Canadians with opportunities to participate and celebrate together, fostering a deeper understanding of Canada, its people, and what it means to be Canadian. This series will recognize and promote exceptional Canadian people, places, achievements, and events that continue to shape our country. 

Eight speakers. Seven minutes each.


  • Wendell Adjetey, Trudeau Scholar and PhD student, Yale University
  • Margaret Atwood, writer, poet, and environmental activist
  • Carl Bray, pianist and composer
  • Geoff Green, founder and president, Students on Ice Foundation
  • Tom Jackson, actor, singer, and activist
  • Deepa Mehta, film director and screenwriter
  • Gabrielle Moser, writer, educator, and curator
  • Syrus Marcus Ware, scholar, artist, activist and Black Lives Matter TO co-organizer

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Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey

Wendell is examining how cross-border migrations in Great Lakes cities enabled Black people to effect political change in Canada and the US.

2014 Scholars