Public lectures and events
Writing an Essay for the Liberal Arts Certificate (55+) — Thu, Feb 2
Are you stuck on how to write an essay? Having difficulty organizing your thoughts? Not sure how or where to begin? Sometimes staring at a blank page or screen can be agonizing.
This free workshop is for students who are pursuing or thinking about pursuing our Liberal Arts Certificate. The workshop is designed to help you learn essay writing as a thoughtful personal response to course content. The enhanced writing and organizational skills you gain will also be useful in your personal and professional life.
David Tracey is a writer, designer and public speaker who specializes in community ecology. He has a master's degree in landscape architecture from UBC and a BA in politics from the University of California – Santa Cruz.
A certified arborist and organic fruit tree expert, he is the executive director of Tree City, a non-profit group "helping people and trees grow together." His company, EcoUrbanist, provides environmental site design and consultation to individual, community, corporate and government clients.
Tracey is also a journalist who reports on politics, culture and the environment for media around the world, including the International Herald Tribune, The Economist and Tyee. He is the author of Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution, Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto, The Mustard Seed, and The Miracle Tree. His most recent book is The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology (2013).
The former editor of an international inflight magazine, he serves as a word coach, helping professionals and PhD candidates overcome the writing gaps that hold them back.
Phone: 778-782-8000 (or toll-free 1-844-782-8877)