Jason Gilliland receives CAG Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography

Congratulations to Jason Gilliland (Professor, Dept of Geography & Environment) for winning the prestigious Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)! The purpose of the award is to recognize a member of the CAG for outstanding scholarly work in geography either in the form of sustained contributions over many years or as a single major research contribution.

Dr. Gilliland joined Western’s Department of Geography as an Assistant Professor in 2003. He is now a Full Professor in the Department of Geography & Environment, with cross-appointments in the Department of Paediatrics, School of Health Studies, and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. He is also Director of Western’s Urban Development Program and a Scientist with the Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, two of Canada’s leading hospital-based research institutes. Dr. Gilliland is an award-winning teacher and researcher who is known internationally for his healthy cities research, particularly for the novel ways he applies geospatial methods to identify and overcome barriers to the health and wellbeing of children. He has (co)authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in well-respected journals such as the Canadian Geographer, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and Health & Place. He is also Director of the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL), a multi-disciplinary research and training centre at Western which develops and connects highly-skilled researchers to create, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge for making healthy, thriving communities. Dr. Gilliland and the HEAL team are leaders in community-engaged learning, having collaborated with over 100 different governmental and non-profit organizations over the past two decades.

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