James Ellsworth
#16-4630 Lochside Dr.
Victoria, B.C.
V8Y 2T1



• B.A., B.Ed., and Honours Equivalent in History from the University of Western Ontario, 1966-76
• M.A., History and International Affairs from the University of Waterloo, 1986

Career and Writing Experience:

• Educator, high school History including Head of Department and Program Coordinator, 1970-2001
• History high school curriculum writer in Ontario, including The West and The Modern World, and TVOntario  independent curriculum, 2001-2006
• Co-author of best-selling text, Exploring World Religions (Oxford University Press, 2001), wrote chapter Aboriginal Spirituality
• writer/researcher,  Looking Back, Moving Forward, a commemorative 40th anniversary history of the BC Pharmacy Association, 2008
• Feature writer for Inspired Senior Living magazine, 17 articles,  distributed to 125,000 in British Columbia monthly, 2008-2017
• Feature writer for Suite 101 with almost 60 articles, several germane to international affairs, 2008-2013
• Feature travel writer for Troy Media, focusing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 2012-2013

  • debut historical novel, Apparent Wind, (February, 2017)


Scope of  Experience:


• presenter, variety of topics such as Refugees and the United  Nations, and Neo-Colonialism in South America, 1985-2004 
• successful candidate, selected for the diplomatic corps, political branch, Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada, 1986
• Member of the executive, Canadian International Council (CIC), Victoria Branch, 2011-13
• Well traveled-Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, Latin & South America and resided in England for 2 years

• Writer for print, web sites and able to tackle any topic from arts and politics, to sports and travel 

• Projects include a historical novel, historical retrospective, and several magazine assignments, including hospital newsletter interviews, 2007-  2013

• Attended and participated, the Banff Centre, Literary Arts Writing Program, non-fiction, April, 2003



Bobbie Jo Reid, Managing Editor of Senior Living, (226-268-4514; editor@seniorlivingmag.com)

• Karen Morgan, Executive Director & Editor, Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, newsletter Partners, (250-652-7531)


• Marnie Mitchell, former CEO, BC Pharmacy Association, (604-872-1603)