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Thinking Out Loud in Calgary: The Walrus Talks Vice

A lively, thought-provoking conversation about virtue, vice and how we get our kicks

Date & time
Thursday, January 29, 2015
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


How do we get our kicks? Why is it nice to be naughty? Can we have virtue without vice? Join us for 80 minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas about virtue, vice and how we get our kicks.

The Walrus Talks Vice at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary is the first of three to be presented by Concordia outside Montreal. A reception will follow.


  • Viviane Namaste
    Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University
  • Jim Pfaus
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University
  • Dave Bidini, Bidiniband musician and author
  • Noel
  • Jonathan Goldstein, host of the CBC’s WireTap
  • Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink
  • Elizabeth RenzettiGlobe and Mail
  • Shelley Youngblut, journalist
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