The Walrus Talks brings Canada’s most creative minds to Western University stage

Creativity matters. Western University has a long-standing tradition of inspiring creativity and sparking innovation. On Thursday, March 12, Western will celebrate this tradition by partnering with The Walrus to bring an exciting event to London that will showcase the vibrancy of Canadian creativity.

At The Walrus Talks Creativity, Western plays hosts to nine of Canada’s most creative minds, including five Western alumni, for 80 minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas exploring creativity in all its forms. Following the event will be a spirited reception where attendees and participants can continue the conversation on creativity.

The Walrus Talks Creativity features:

Mustafa Ahmed, poet
Cameron Bailey, BA’87, artistic director, Toronto International Film Festival
Emma Donoghue, LLD’13, author
Joel Faflak, BA’81, MA’91 PhD’99, director, Western’s School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Juggun Kazim, BA’02, actor, model, television host
Elaine Lui, BA’96, blogger and author of Listen to the Squawking Chicken
Brian Paschke, industrial design lead, BlackBerry
Saukrates, artist and musician
David Usher, singer-songwriter and author

Thursday, March 12, 2015
7 to 9 p.m.
Mustang Lounge, University Community Centre, Western University
Tickets: $20.00 ($15.00 for students)

Tickets available online at

This event made possible by a partnership between Western’s Arts & Humanities Students’ Council and The Walrus.

THE WALRUS TALKS is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians. The Walrus Foundation produces The Walrus magazine, the most awarded publication in Canada, as well as producing content at, on Walrus TV, and on stages from coast to coast to coast.

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