The Walrus is one of Canada’s most beloved cultural magazines, and they also run national “talk series” where knowledgeable locals tackle a topic. The Walrus Talks H2O focuses on “rethinking the impact, use, and health of water.”
The event will be followed by a spirited reception. Tickets for this event are limited and available for $25 through The Rooms’ box office.
The seven speakers at the event will include chef Jeremy Charles (Raymonds / The Merchant Tavern), who will tie his talk into his love of local food and its relationship to water, and Evan Fraser (Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security), an incredibly dynamic speaker, who will talk about water as it relates to balancing conservation with food production.
Donna Morrisey (author) will be talking about how the ocean is in our blood, and how it shapes the Newfoundland identity. Sheila Watt-Cloutier (renowned Inuit climate advocate), will be talking about the Inuit perspective on water, using human stories to talk about the effects of climate change on northern oceans, like Labrador
Geoff Green (founder and president, Students on Ice Foundation), who takes students on research trips to the Arctic and Antarctic, sees the ocean as a laboratory, and The Walrus says “he has AMAZING stories, and is an explorer in a very Newfoundland kind of mold.”
Royal Canadian Navy Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander of the Maritime Forces Atlantic, will be talking about our country’s role asea. And lastly, scientist Kimberley Robertson, the program chair at MUN’s Fisheries and Marine Institute, will talk about her work on water quality and resource management.