Gareth Kirkby

Gareth Kirkby

Resume High­lights

Career Pro­file

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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Core Strengths

Strate­gic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Com­mu­nity Engage­ment, Pub­lic Rela­tions, Lead­ing Change, Social Media Strat­egy, Web Devel­op­ment, Non­profit Man­age­ment, Project Management

Key Skills

Stake­holder devel­op­ment, Com­mu­nity rela­tions, Issues man­age­ment, Cri­sis man­age­ment, Media rela­tions, Com­mu­nity capac­ity build­ing, Change man­age­ment, Social Media, Jour­nal­ism (report­ing, edit­ing, web con­tent), Web devel­op­ment, Web mar­ket­ing, Web man­age­ment, Newspaper/Magazine/Website Publishing

Career Overview

Cana­dian Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­vacy Stud­ies, Van­cou­ver, BC | 2013-Present
Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Community

  • Over­see­ing start-up and launch of a Van­cou­ver char­i­ta­ble organization


Pink Tri­an­gle Press, Van­cou­ver, BC & Ottawa, ON | 2005–2012

Senior Man­age­ment Team

Posi­tions Held:

Direc­tor of Engage­ment, Pink Tri­an­gle Press

Pro­ducer | Editor-in-Chief ,

Editor-in-Chief, The Guide

Pub­lisher On-Site| Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Cap­i­tal Xtra

Man­ag­ing Edi­tor | Interim Act­ing Pub­lisher, Xtra West


Burn­aby News Leader, Burn­aby, BC
Senior Reporter


Recy­cling Coun­cil of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Senior Research & Communications


Water­loo Chron­i­cle, Water­loo, ON


MA Can­di­date, Pro­fes­sional Com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­gram, Royal Roads Uni­ver­sity (Grad­u­a­tion 2014)

Achieve­ment in Social Media, Uni­ver­sity of British Colum­bia, Van­cou­ver, BC

Other Post-Secondary Edu­ca­tion:
Change Management


Mag­a­zine Journalism


Addi­tional Education:

Web­site Design, Mar­ket­ing & Management

Non-Profit Orga­ni­za­tion Management

Mul­ti­ple work­shops and short courses in mar­ket­ing, jour­nal­ism, editing

Board and Com­mu­nity Involvement

Avail­able upon request.


The Body Politic Award | Pink Tri­an­gle Press | Web­site | Van­cou­ver, BC

14 Vice-Versa Awards, Jour­nal­ism (U.S.)| Xtra West | Van­cou­ver, BC

Jack Web­ster Award of Dis­tinc­tion, Jour­nal­ism | Van­cou­ver, BC

Oth­ers avail­able upon request.


Avail­able upon request.

Detailed Resume

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