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The Education of Omar Kadhr
A student and teacher cultivate an unlikely friendship

"The King’s University College English professor usually met her student at a medium-security prison facility two hours south of the provincial capital, where a nosy prisoner once overwatered the plants while straining to hear what she taught. But Omar Khadr was recovering from shoulder surgery—long-delayed treatment for infected tissue that had been embedded with so much shrapnel twelve years ago that US soldiers had nicknamed him Buckshot Bob."

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Have you checked out the Governor General's Literary Awards at The Walrus? We've got a cover gallery of all the nominated books - French and English. 
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The Future of Not Being Afraid of the Future by Shad

"I'm going to talk in particular about a couple of fears that I have.. one of them is the fear of being wrong, I think especially in this time of 
infinite information it can be kind of paralyzing." 

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We don’t know what we’re doing, and that’s okay
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Rock Modern
In Sweetland, Newfoundland writer Michael Crummey has created CanLit’s next great curmudgeon

Read Walrus fiction editor Nick Mount's review Sweetland, Michael Crummey's GGLA nominated book!

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Beads of Destruction
Just one word: Plastics
A Walrus Talk by Sherri "Sam" Mason 

"Many of the common personal care products we use every day contain microbeads. Small particles of plastics designed to abrade or exfoliate the skin, or even your teeth, before being washed down the drain. Have you ever wondered what happens to those particles?" 

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Just one word: plastics
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REGARDING UNHAPPINESS - Alix Ohlin at the Walrus Talks States of Mind
“What’s a nice girl like you doing in a dark place like this? ”

"The letter writer, who was a sweet person, seemed less distraught over the existence of these things in the world than concerned for my own mental health. 
'I hope you are aware,' the letter concluded, 'that there are happy things in life. Perhaps you should write about those someday.'"
“What’s a nice girl like you doing in a dark place like this? ”
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On letting go of the vision, then seeing ways to adapt and change
A Walrus Talk by University of Waterloo's Frances Westley
From The Walrus Talks Resilience at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario

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Parable of the Queen of the North
Excerpted from Arno Kopecky’s Governor General's Literary Award-nominated book, The Oil Man and the Sea

"Even so, the thought had crossed our minds that if the weather was always this good, this wouldn’t be such a bad tanker route. If we could sail these waters without incident, surely teams of experienced professionals with vast arrays of modern technology at their disposal could as well. But the sight of green Gil Island dead ahead undermined our confidence."

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Excerpted from the author’s new book, The Oil Man and the Sea
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Human Rights for the Invisible Human 
A Walrus Talk by Ian Brown
Respecting the intellectually disabled for who they are, rather than who we want them to be

"The Canadian philosopher Jean Vanier once described the intellectually disabled as the most oppressed people in the world. 
They're the kind of people we don't like to talk about because they make us nervous." 

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Moby Doll
How a bungled hunt turned killer whales into star attractions—and launched the modern conservation movement

"On a mild, sunny day in May 2013, small clusters of scientists, researchers, and amateur naturalists are gathered here, too, on an outcropping of sandstone, to learn about the world’s last killer whale. A Parks Canada guide points to the spot that once served as the base for a harpoon gun. It was here, on this quiet idyll of an island, that a Vancouver Public Aquarium crew harpooned Moby Doll nearly fifty years ago and accidentally turned her into a cause célèbre.
Because of this, killer whales would become orcas.
And orcas would become pets."
How a bungled hunt turned killer whales into star attractions—and launched the modern conservation movement
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PTSS in Post Communist Societies 
A Walrus Talk by Josip Novakovich
Post-traumatic stress syndrome after the fall of Communism in former Yugoslavia

"There we didn't have many problems that the west had. We didn't have allergies for example, that was an American thing. And we didn't have depression. Why be depressed, we live in a perfect society; and if you don't like it we will still lock you up in the psychiatric facility of course, because you are maladjusted and that is an illness."

From The Walrus Talks States of Mind at Fondation Metropolis bleu / Blue Metropolis Foundation

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Post-traumatic stress syndrome after the fall of Communism in former Yugoslavia
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It's Not a Donation, It's an Investment
Lucy Miller of the United Way of Canada at the Walrus Talks Philanthropy in Calgary. 

"I grew up in extreme poverty, one of eight children, my father was an alcoholic; trying not to cry in school everyday because I was so hungry."


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