media release

Walrus Talks Energy at SFU Vancouver

March 19, 2014

Miranda Newman, The Walrus, 416.971.5004,
Scott McLean SFU Vancouver, 778.782.5151,

Simon Fraser University Public Square and Carbon Talks Executive Director Shauna Sylvester will be one of the high-profile speakers tapped to give a presentation at the Walrus Talks Energy, taking place at SFU’s Vancouver campus on March 25.

The cross-country series, presented by the Walrus Foundation and Suncor Energy, in partnership with SFU Public Square, Carbon Talks, and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, brings together high-profile speakers for eighty minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas that engage Canadians in important discussions about our energy future.

In addition to Sylvester, speakers at Walrus Talks Energy include:
National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair Kekinusuqs Judith Sayers
MaRS Discovery District’s Tom Rand
Axine Water Technologies’ Jonathan Rhone
Globe and Mail’s Gary Mason
University of British Columbia’s William Rees
Student Energy’s Kali Taylor

The event takes place at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema on March 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets for general admission cost $20, while student tickets are available for $12, and are available online. A reception follows the event.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 125,000 alumni in 130 countries.


Simon Fraser University: Engaging Students. Engaging Research. Engaging Communities.

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