June 2023 • Dr. Jason Gilliland contributed to a report on “Making Supportive Housing Work for Canada’s Most Vulnerable” for Indwell and CMHC.

May 2023 • Spatialists completed a research report on “Food Security Programming” for Vision SoHo Alliance.

Feb 2023 • Dr. Jason Gilliland was invited to serve as a subject expert on the City of London’s “Housing Supply Reference Group”, an ongoing committee of city staff and local development industry members helping to increase London’s housing supply.

May 2022 • Dr. Jason Gilliland was recognized with the “Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography” from the Canadian Association of Geographers in recognition of a career of outstanding scholarly work in the field.

Nov 2020 • Dr. Jason Gilliland gave an invited talk on “The public realm during COVID-19: Exploring Canadian responses & next steps” at an international symposium entitled 2020: A Year without Public Space sponsored by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Oct 2020 • Dr. Jason Gilliland was invited by the Mayor of the City of London to serve on the London Community Recovery Network. He is serving as a member of the priority action table focused on Strengthening London’s Downtown and Core Area.

Oct 2020 • Dr. Jason Gilliland spoke about the importance of evidence while serving as an expert panelist on the subject of ‘Influencing Municipal Policy’ for the annual Place Matters Conference, sponsored by the Urban League of London, City of London, and others.

June 2020 • Dr. Jason Gilliland served as an expert panelist for an online event entitled Imagining Public Spaces: How to Design Safe Communities in a COVID-19 World sponsored by the Coady International Institute, St. Francis University.

May 2020 • Spatialists is collaborating on FRESHER (Food Retail Environment Study for Health & Economic Resiliency) a study of the effects of COVID-19 on the retail food industry. The evidence we gather from this study will be useful for policymakers to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector and provide evidence that can be used to create support programs and policies that will aid in the recovery of the industry.

Aug 2020 • Dr. Jason Gilliland was named the Children’s Health Foundation 2019 Children’s Health Research Institute “Scientist of the Year”.