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Curriculum Vitae


Master of Adult Education, Community Development
St. Francis Xavier University — Antigonish, Canada

Bachelor of Education
Western University — London, Canada

Diploma, Urban Planning
Fanshawe College — London, Canada

Bachelor of Arts
King’s University College at Western University — London, Canada


Ontario Certified Teacher
Ontario College of Teachers — Canada


Academic Consultant, School of Language and Liberal Studies
Fanshawe College — London, Canada

Educational Consultant, Co-operative Education
Fanshawe College — London, Canada

Manager, Digital Engagement
Brick Books — Canada

Director, Strategy & Engagement Design
Form & Foundry Inc. — London, Canada

Manager, Community Development
London Fuse New Media Collective — London, Canada

Executive Director
Emerging Leaders London — London, Canada

Faculty Member, Urban Planning
Fanshawe College — London, Canada

Research Associate, Department of Geography
Western University — London, Canada

Community Leadership

Founding Member
Good City Co. — London, Canada

Board Director
London Cycle Link — London, Canada

Strategic Advisor
UnLondon Digital Media Association — London, Canada

Director, Executive Committee
Urban League of London — London, Canada

Marketing Committee Member
Museum London — London, Canada

London Photowalk — London, Canada

Steering Committee Member
Our Street London — London, Canada

Director, Educational Programming
PodCamp London — London, Canada

Committee Member
Community Engagement Task Force — London, Canada

Awards & Recognition

Growing Prosperity Award
Libro Credit Union — London, Canada

Young Alumni Award
King’s University College — London, Canada

Community Ambassador
TechAlliance — London, Canada

Michael Barrington Hall Memorial Award
Fanshawe College — London, Canada

Original Research

Van Lierop, K. (2020). The importance of place: Exploring informal learning for community leadership through auto-ethnography. Antigonish, Canada: St. Francis Xavier University.

Research Contributions

[role noted in brackets]

Dunae, P. A., Lutz, J. S., Lafreniere, D., & Gilliland, J. (2011). Making the inscrutable, scrutable: Race and space in Victoria’s Chinatown, 1891. B.C. Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly, (169), 51–80. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y5kp62l2 [project management; data creation; presentation design]

Gilliland, J. (2010). The built environment and obesity: Trimming waistlines through neighbourhood design. In T. Bunting, referenceP. Filon, & R. Walker (Eds.), Canadian cities in transition (pp. 391–410). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
[data analysis; presentation design; project management]

Larsen, K., & Gilliland, J. (2008). Mapping the evolution of food deserts’ in a Canadian city: Supermarket accessibility in London, Ontario, 1961–2005. International Journal of Health Geographics, 7(16). https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-072X-7-16
[spatial analysis; editing; graphic design]

Loebach, J. E. (2013). Children’s neighbourhood geographies: Examining children’s perception and use of their neighbourhood environments for healthy activity (Doctoral Dissertation). London, Canada: University of Western Ontario. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y2gkdd4d
[data collection; spatial analysis; graphic design]

Poutanen, M., & Gilliland, J. (2017). Mapping Work in Early Twentieth-Century Montreal: A Rabbi, a Neighbourhood, and a Community. Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine, 45(2), 7–24. https://doi.org/10.7202/1051383ar
[project management; data creation; writing; graphic design]

Novak, M. J., & Gilliland, J. A. (2011). Trading places: A historical geography of retailing in London, Canada. Social Science History, 35(4), 543–570. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y6nqw9uj
[editing; graphic design]

Novak, M. (2010). The Evolution of the Retail Landscape (Doctoral Dissertation). London, Canada: University of Western Ontario. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y6csgtmx
[editing; graphic design; spatial analysis]

Sadler, R. C. (2013). Geographic Issues in Evaluating the Food System and Effective Interventions for Health and the Economy (Doctoral Dissertation). London, Canada: University of Western Ontario. Retrieved from. http://tinyurl.com/yyaampsh
[data collection; spatial analysis; graphic design]

Sadler, R. C., Gilliland, J. A., & Arku, G. (2011). An application of the edge effect in measuring accessibility to multiple food retailer types in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. International journal of health geographics, 10(1), 34. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-072X-10-34
[data collection; spatial analysis; graphic design]

Selected Press

Anderson, M. (2013, July 30). Londoner Chris McInnis creates life-size controller for Katamari Damacy. The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/ychhmca5

Bowness, A. (2012, Fall). Unofficial signs take first steps. Spacing Magazine, pp. 26. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/yaxrl2q9

Community change one neighbourhood at a time: The NeighbourGood Guide. (2014, January 7). London Community Foundation. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y85hcwky

Donachie, M. (2014, April 30). Love London? Now you can wear it with pride. Metro News. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/ybbw4je4

Dubinski, K. (2010, September 20). Day in the park(ing spot). The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y9q3lrbu

Dubinski, K. (2012, June 4). PodCamp draws a crowd. The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/7ffcbms

Dubinski, K. (2012, May 31). This isn’t your typical business conference. The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/85fzv45

Faust, E. (2013, April 1). Third time’s the charm for March’s Awesome London winner. London Community News. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/ycycy3w2

Franks, H. (2014, April 17). League of Creative Interventionists April global hangout: Neighbor. GOOD.IS. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/yby48dsu

Gillespie, I. (2013, April 9). Innovative new funding program seeks off-the-wall ways to make London a better place. The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/ydgostnq

Ignite London. (2010, October 20). How to work 40 hours a week and not get paid a damn cent or how to stay sane. Ignite London. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y9hlfr33

Meyer, S. (2013, July 14). London’s little gems could yield one neighbourhood $5,000. OurLondon. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y8yuljzu

Meyer, S. (2013, January 28). Looking for help collecting the written history of the Forest City. London Community News. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y8pdl8kw

Meyer, S. (2012, January 10). New community engagement policy gets council support. OurLondon. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/ycc7gep9

Meyer, S. (2011, August 3). Calling all emerging community leaders. OurLondon. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y87n7nj8

Montanini, C. (2014, May 5). Entrepreneurs put London on a shirt. The Londoner. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y7m22tp8

Platero, E. (2010, September 17). PARK(ing) Day documentary. RedCat Film. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y9jpwpop

Rizzotti, A [interviewer]. (2014, March 10). Awesome member of the week. GOOD.IS. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y8ajozb5

Rodgers, K. (2013, August). 2013 Alumni awards. Kings University College Alumni Herald. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y99a9zrd

Sharma, S. (2013, July 16). New app uncovers local neighbourhood gems. The Londoner. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y7voecta

Sims, J. (2012, January 9). Report’s goal to get everyone to adopt a vision. The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/yclngh6x

Turner, G. (2010, July 26). Park your creativity downtown. The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2e3vsfl

UWO Journalism. (2010, February 18) Signs of change. University of Western Ontario. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/yb97wfrq

Weber, A. (2012, June 26). Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y8z6oypd

web.isod.es. (2010, October 16). Hack the Vote. Hack the Vote. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y8v5ewra

web.isod.es. (2010, July 6). Change Camp London. Change Camp London. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/yaqde5ut

web.isod.es. (2012, May 1). Change Camp: The Fourth Wall. Change Camp London. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/y7tdxxmo

Who’s London? Roundtable. (2011, May 28). The London Free Press. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/yagxvvta