The Walrus Talks Youth Leadership in Victoria on October 24 2016

The Walrus Talks Youth Leadership in Victoria on October 24 2016


The Walrus Foundation and RBC Foundation are pleased to announce a special event exploring youth, leaders, ideas, and questions that will shape our future.

RBC Foundation Presents The Walrus Talks Youth Leadership takes place on Monday, October 24 at University of Victoria. This is the latest instalment in the popular nationwide Walrus Talks series.

The Walrus Talks format features seven speakers for seven minutes each on topics related to a single theme. This event will focus on the youth, leaders, ideas, and questions that will shape our future. This event will feature a lineup of some of Canada’s brightest minds, including:

  • Sally Armstrong, journalist, author and human rights activist
  • David Cameron, executive director, YELL Canada
  • Ryan Cochrane, RBC Olympian
  • Joshua Coutts, executive director and lead designer of the Victoria Hand Project
  • Erin Freeland Ballantyne, director of Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning
  • Andrea Nemtin, president and CEO of Inspirit Foundation
  • Fiona Rayher, director and producer of Fractured Landand artistic director of Gen Why Media

RBC Foundation Presents the Walrus Talks Youth Leadership will begin at 7 p.m. on October 24 in the Farquhar Auditorium at University of Victoria (Room B103, University Centre Building, 3800 Finnerty Rd., Victoria). Tickets are $20 ($12 for students), and can be purchased at

For more information about The Walrus Talks, please visit

The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across multiple platforms, publishing The Walrus magazine—which focuses on Canada and its place in the world—ten times a year in print, tablet, and mobile editions; curating and producing the national series of public Walrus Talks; convening annual sector-based leadership dinners; posting original, high-quality content daily at; and designing such digital projects as Walrus Ebooks and Walrus TV. The foundation also trains young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.


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