Gareth Kirkby

I am a career pro­fes­sional com­mu­ni­ca­tor with a back­ground in jour­nal­ism, media man­age­ment, and pub­lic rela­tions. I work as Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Com­mu­nity Direc­tor at the Cana­dian Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­vacy Stud­ies (CIIPS), a start-up char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion and think tank. I recently com­pleted an MA in Pro­fes­sional Com­mu­ni­ca­tion from Royal Roads University.

My the­sis trig­gered a national con­ver­sa­tion about government’s use of its tax­ing author­ity to affect society’s pol­icy con­ver­sa­tions and its impact on char­i­ties. You can down­load my the­sis from the the­sis sec­tion of this website.

I am an asso­ciate fac­ulty mem­ber in the School of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Cul­ture at Royal Roads University.

I am avail­able to con­sult on pub­lic rela­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­tions projects, and have a par­tic­u­lar inter­est in civil soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing non­prof­its and charities.

My Career

Seek­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. As a strate­gic and inno­v­a­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tions leader with years of results-driven expe­ri­ence in both the pri­vate and non-profit sec­tors, I bring a dynamic wealth of pro­fes­sional work expe­ri­ence and edu­ca­tion to the table. I have demon­strated hands-on award-winning engage­ment in jour­nal­ism and media man­age­ment, in addi­tion to expe­ri­ence in pub­lic rela­tions, cri­sis com­mu­ni­ca­tions, pub­lic engage­ment, social media and mar­ket­ing. I am a team-builder and leader.

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My Inter­ests

I have a strong inter­est in, and have often writ­ten about, civil soci­ety and social move­ments, envi­ron­men­tal issues, human rights, and the role of con­tention and free speech in main­tain­ing and improv­ing democracy.

My Past-Times

I moved to Van­cou­ver to hike and kayak, camp and write. I love to swim in fresh-water lakes in sum­mer, and snorkel on coral reefs when I can get away. I enjoy social media and have com­pleted the post-baccalaureate Achieve­ment in Social Media pro­gram at UBC.