Shelley Ambrose

Shelley Ambrose

Executive Director, The Walrus

Since 2006, Shelley Ambrose has been the executive director of The Walrus. Born in Chatham, Ontario and raised in Calgary, Shelley attended Western University and Ryerson. She worked as a reporter for the Globe and Mail and the Windsor Star before serving for more than a decade as a producer for CBC Radio’s Morningside with Peter Gzowski, and later for The Pamela Wallin Show. After three years in public affairs at the Canadian Consulate in New York, organizing media, producing events and building the Canadian brand, she returned to Canada in 2006. Shelley has produced hundreds of forums, lectures, festivals, book tours, Arctic tours, royal visits, galas, talks, national tours, and more. Shelley has been awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for volunteerism, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Arts and Letters, the Ryerson University Headliner Award, and is part of the Be Extraordinary campaign at Western.