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On September 27, 2023, Nancy gave the annual Sharon Thesen Lecture at the University of British Columbia.

In July- August 2023, Nancy was a visiting scholar at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology in Bhubenswar, Odisha, India.  While there, she gave an address to the School of Social, Financial and Human Sciences, taught a one-month workshop on "Creative Writing and Climate Change," and gave two lectures, "The Idea of  Home in Canadian Literature" and "Creative Writing Pedagogy."

Review of Arborophobia by Neil Querengesser in Canadian Literature

Review of Arborophobia by Barb Carey in The Toronto Star

Review of The Flicker Tree by Lisa Gaston in Arc Poetry Magazine


August 2019

In September 2019 for ArtWalk:  Teresa Posyniak exhibited her ponderosa pine paintings at the  Christine Klassen Gallery.   Nancy attended the launch with a chapbook of an essay on Teresa's paintings and some of Nancy's ponderosa poems.


See Teresa's website at

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Environmental Leader Award

A local newspaper, the Capital News, gave me their 2019 Environmental Leader award.  I was honored to receive it for my work on Border Free Bees- harnessing art  to scientific knowledge to raise awareness of native pollinators.

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