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DIRECTOR

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Dr. Jason Gilliland
Director
Dr. Gilliland is an award-winning teacher and researcher who is known internationally for his research on urban planning and public health issues. In 2012 he was awarded the title of “Faculty Scholar” at Western for “sustained excellence in all scholarly activities”. In 2009 he was recognized with a prestigious award from the Canadian Association of Geographers for significant research achievement by an early career scholar for his contribution to research on “children in the city”, and in 2012 he was honored with the ESRI Canada Award for Excellence in GIS for “innovation in the field of Geographic Information Systems” for his child health atlas. He is a multiple winner of Western University Students’ Council Teaching Excellence Award.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dr. Andrew Clark
Senior Project Coordinator
John Fleming, RPP, MCIP
Senior Research Associate
Adjunct Faculty, Geography (Western)
Dong Liu
Post-Doctoral Associate
Dr. Louise McEachern
Post-Doctoral Associate
Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson
Post-Doctoral Associate
Catherine Reining
Project Coordinator
James Shelley
Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator
Xiaoxuan Sun
Research Associate (GIS)
Kathy Tang
GIS Analyst
Judith Thomas
Office Assistant
Melissa Thomas
Research Associate
Dr. Danielle Tobin
Research Associate
Dr. Paul van der Werf
Senior Research Associate
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geography (Western)
Marcello Vecchio
Project Manager
Shiran Zhong
Postdoctoral Associate

FACULTY ASSOCIATES

Dr. Godwin Arku
Associate Professor
Geography (Western)
Dr. Stephanie Coen
Assistant Professor
Geography (University of Nottingham)
Dr. Sean Doherty
Professor
Geography & Environmental Studies (Laurier)
Dr. Christina Ergler
Lecturer
Geography (University of Otago)
John Fleming, RPP, MCIP
Senior Research Associate
Adjunct Faculty, Geography (Western)
Dr. Daniel Rainham
Associate Professor
Health and Human Performance (Dalhousie University)
Dr. Don Lafreniere
Associate Professor
Geography & GIS (Michigan Tech)
Dr. Jin Lee
Assistant Professor
Geography (Western)
Dr. Janet Loebach
Assistant Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis (Cornell University)
Dr. Jed Long
Assistant Professor
Geography (Western)
Dr. Leia Minaker
Assistant Professor
Planning (Waterloo)
Dr. Colleen O’Connor
Associate Professor
Food & Nutritional Sciences (Brescia)
Dr. Richard Sadler
Assistant Professor
College of Human Medicine (Michigan State)
Dr. Jamie Seabrook
Associate Professor
Food & Nutritional Sciences (Brescia)
Dr. Bonnie Simpson
Assistant Professor
Management & Organizational Studies (Western)
Dr. Saverio Stranges
Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Western University)
Dr. Trish Tucker
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy (Western)
Dr. Paul van der Werf
Senior Research Associate
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geography (Western)
Dr. Gina Martin
Assistant Professor
Athabasca University

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAINEES

Zoe Askwith
Master's Student
Alyssa Aglipay
Master's Student
Olivia Caruso
Graduate Student
Zhe Chang
Graduate Student
Braden Dyce
PhD Student
Emma Fabri
Graduate Student
Haley Everitt
PhD Student
Rose Hildebrandt
Graduate Student
Heather Jantzi
Graduate Student
Asma Khanani
PhD Student
Ben Klar
Graduate Student
Shawna Lewkowitz
Graduate Student
David Lui
Graduate Student
Alexander Morgenthaler
PhD Student
Emma Ostermeier
PhD Student
Alexandra Overvelde
Graduate Student
Holly Schaafsma
Graduate Student
Nicolas Woods
PhD Student
Alexander "AJ" Wray
PhD Student

OTHER CURRENT TRAINEES

Manvir Ahluwalia
Undergraduate Practicum Student
Timothy Dela Cruz
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Seth Edwards
Undergraduate Thesis Student
Joshua Feijo
Undergraduate Practicum Student
Madeleine Fisher
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nathaniel Frisbee
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Daniel Kang
Undergraduate Practicum Student
Julia Pham
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Miehad Omar
Undergraduate Practicum Student
Erika Romanelli-Baird
Undergraduate Thesis Student
Ashley Toor
Undergraduate Practicum Student
Sheena Ye
Undergraduate Research Assistant