The Walrus Talks at Residence: Veteran Identities


Going over and above the headlines to have an understanding of veterans’ experiences

What does it necessarily mean to be a veteran now? Nationally and individually, we have preconceived tips and anticipations of what a veteran need to be. The real lived experience of being a veteran is wide and shifting, and particular narratives are critical when contemplating how Canada’s military services culture moves ahead.

Through steps these as voting and shelling out taxes, all Canadians affect the form of our armed forces. As customers of our communities serve to fight towards regional wildfires or are associated in international conflict, how are we advancing transparency, dignity, and therapeutic in these evolving programs?

The Walrus Talks at House: Veteran Identities is a unusual possibility to listen to right from veterans as they share strong insights and think about advanced thoughts on concepts of leadership, belonging, vulnerability, and energy. Join us for this crucial and timely conversation.


Photos of Michelle Douglas, Maya Eichler, Wendy Jocko, Jessica Lynn Wiebe, Christine Wood

Showcasing five-minute talks and Q&A with:

  • Michelle DouglasGovt Director, LGBT Purge Fund
  • Wendy JockoMain of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Country
  • Jessica Lynn WiebeInterdisciplinary Artist and previous Artillery Soldier
  • Christine WoodRetired RCAF Logistics Officer and Veteran Advocate
  • Moderated by Dr. Maya EichlerDirector, Heart for Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Military Affairs, Mount Saint Vincent University

An occasion on Zoom
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET

Free with registration

Accessibility Info
We try to be accessible and inclusive. If you involve guidance to be ready to fully participate in this party, be sure to get hold of [email protected] or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247. Livestream captioning will be readily available for this party.
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