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  • PHILIP GIRVAN 3 Coady Avenue Antigonish NS B2G 1T9 Tel: +1(902)870.5821 Email: girvanphilip@gmail.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/philipgirvan Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/philipgirvan PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2013 – Present Highland Region Hub Convenor, Antigonish County Adult Learning Association Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2013 Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Instructor, Writing Centre St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2012 – Present ACALATV Program Manager, Antigonish County Adult Learning Association Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2012 – 2013 Administrative and IT Support Coordinator, Sustainable Antigonish Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2011 – Present Online Learning Course Designer/Coordinator/Instructor, Antigonish County Adult Learning Association Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2011 – Present Producer, PGSO Productions Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2011 – Present Teaching Immigrants English (TIE) Curriculum Designer & Teacher, Halifax Regional School Board Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2011 Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Instructor, Writing Centre St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2010 Website Adminstrator Antigonish Culture Alive Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2007 – 2010 Project Officer, National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Leads Secretariat
  • St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, Nova Scotia 2004 – 2007 Senior Teacher & Program Advisor, Sunny Side Up! Saitama Prefecture, Japan 2004 EFL University Instructor & Recruitment Officer, Westgate Corporation Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan 2002 – 2003 EFL Teacher, Topia English Zone Changwon, South Korea 2002 EFL Teacher, Dalian Future English School Dalian, China 2001 Foreign Expert, South Yangtze University/Lambton College Wuxi, China EDUCATION July 2010 Master of Arts with Merit in English University of Birmingham Dissertation Title: “Health Literacy as Capital: Investigating the English as an Additional Language Perspective” May 1998 Bachelor of Arts Advanced Major in English Dalhousie University WORKSHOPS & TRAINING October 2012 – Association of Workplace Educators of Nova Scotia: Workplace Education Foundation Skills Program Certificate of Completion, Goffs, NS. September 2012 – Acadia Centre for Social & Business Entrepreneurship: Social Innovation Retreat, Debert, NS. March 2012 – Atlantic Council for Community and Social Enterprise and enterprising non-profits Orientation Workshop, Truro, NS. September 2011 – Friesens Self-Publishing Workshop, Tatamagouche, NS. June 2010 – Red River College: Web Site Communication Certificate of Completion, Winnipeg, MB. May 2009 – St. Francis Xavier University: Project Management Application: Project Charter & Work Breakdown System Workshop, Antigonish, NS. April 2009 – Acadia Centre for Social & Business Entrepreneurship: Financial Analysis for Business Development Professionals Program Certificate of Completion, Antigonish, NS. VOLUNTEERISM • Antigonish Town and County Community Health Board • Sustainable Antigonish Leadership Team • All of Us Society for Art Presentation Editorial Committee
  • • Antigonish Poverty Reduction Coalition • Antigonight: Art After Dark Planning Committee • Antigonish County Adult Learning Association: English as an Additional Language Teacher • Family Services Antigonish: Outreach and fund raising activities • Antigonish Culture Alive (Arts and Culture Council): Committee Ambassador • Slow Food Japan: Event Assistant INVITED PRESENTATIONS June 2013 – Panel Presentation: A Forum on Independent Publishing at East of There, an expanded meeting of visual art professionals hosted by the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCCC/CCCAA, aka ARCA) in Saint John, NB. February 2011 – Paper - Culture, translation, and genre: The emergence of health literacy interventions at Writing Research Across Borders II (4th International Conference on Writing Research) in Fairfax, VA. August 2010 – Poster – Health Literacy as a Personal Asset: The Circle of Health as a Collaborative Tool at Innovation & Collaboration – the 2010 Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities in Charlottetown, PE. March 2009 – Paper - Cultural Capital, Migrants, and Health Literacy presented at the 11th annual Metropolis Conference in Calgary, AB. ACCEPTED PRESENTATIONS April 2012 – Paper - H1N1 and Twitter: Lessons for Medical Education at the 2012 Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Banff, AB. September 2011 – Paper - Twitter: a space of conflict and competition during the H1N1 pandemic at the Medicine 2.0 World Congress in Stanford, CA. May 2011 – Paper - Health Literacy in Medical Education: Promoting Empowerment as a Patient-Centred Care Approach at the 2011 Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Toronto, ON. June 2010 – Paper - The Role of English as an Additional Language Teachers within Emerging Concepts of Health Literacy presented at the Canadian Public Health Association’s Centenary Conference in Toronto, ON. April 2010 – Paper - A Systems Approach to Strengthening Health Literacy: Recent Immigrants Living in Rural Nova Scotia presented at Statistics Canada’s 2010 Socio-economic conference in Gatineau, QC. June 2009 – Poster - Knowledge Synthesis Translation and Exchange Disseminating Relevant Research and Knowledge to Enable Evidence-Based Public Health Practice and Policy Development presented on behalf of the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health at the 2009 CPHA Conference in Winnipeg, MB. April 2009 – Paper - La langue et la santé: La littératie en matière de santé et la santé des imigrants allophones au Canada presented at the 2e Colloque étudiant du Département de français de Carleton University, Ottawa. October 2008 – Poster - Knowledge Synthesis Translation and Exchange Disseminating Relevant Research and Knowledge to Enable Evidence-Based Public Health Practice and Policy Development presented on behalf of the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health at the 15th Canadian Conference on International Health in Ottawa, ON. August 2008 – Poster - Knowledge Synthesis, Translation and Exchange (KSTE) & Health Literacy: Bridging the Gap co-authored and co-presented with Dr. Anna MacLeod on behalf of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health at Reading Between the Lines – the 3rd Annual Summer Institute for Healthy and Safe Communities, Charlottetown, PE. August 2005 – Paper - Development of a Pre-School Curriculum presented to the University of Birmingham's Hiroshima seminar, Hiroshima, Japan. FUNDED PROJECTS March 2013 – Training and Technical Assistance Grant to conduct a Feasibility Study. $8,900 awarded to the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association by Enterprising Nova Scotia (enp-NS). June 2012 – Adult Education Initiative Grant for “Digital Story Telling: Education for Action on Housing”.
  • $58,400 awarded to the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation (Collaborator). May 2012 – Insight Grant for “Higher Education in a Digital Economy”. $297,525.00 awarded to Dalhousie University by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (Co-Applicant). BURSARIES & AWARDS February 2011 – Writing Research Across Borders II Travel Fellowship awarded by the Writing Research Across Borders II Conference Planning Committee. August 2010 – Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities Travel Bursary awarded by the Government of Nova Scotia. March 2009 – 11th annual Metropolis Conference Travel Bursary awarded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. July 2005 – Short Story Contest Honourable Mention awarded by the editors of Collected Miscellany. ACADEMIC SERVICE Reviewer, Medicine 2.0'14 - World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Health, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine and Health, Boston. Reviewer, Medicine 2.0'11 - 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Health, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine and Health. JOURNALISM April 2014 - “Going Green in the Community”. The Casket. December 2013 – “Randy Delorey, Minister of Environment, on Fracking, Boat Harbour, rising sea levels, and much more”. Halifax Media Co-op. October 2013 – “Antigonish Candidates Forum on Poverty Reduction”. Halifax Media Co-op. December 2012 - “ACALATV”. Literacy Nova Scotia News. March 2012 – “Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em”. Halifax Media Co-op. May 2011 – “Antigonish: Central Nova Wrap-up”. CBC News. May 2011 – “Antigonish: Poverty in Central Nova”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish People – Hugh”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: People -- Marion & Amanda”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish People – Clarice”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: Disability-related barriers to Central Nova campaign headquarters”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: All Candidates Debate”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: People – Anonymous”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: Central Nova Tweeps”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: People--Wes Underwood”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: Early Reaction to the Debate”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: People--Sarah MacNeil”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Antigonish: Challenges”. CBC News. April 2011 – “Hello from Antigonish, NS” CBC News. FILMOGRAPHY 2013. Affordable Antigonish. Producer and Researcher. Documentary film directed by Peter Murphy. An ACALATV/Seabright Productions Production. Premiered February 13, 2013 at the People's Place Library in Antigonish, NS. Available at http://youtu.be/MVF2DVl7d6g last accessed July 29, 2013. 2011. Antigonight: the Movie. Producer. Documentary film produced with Steve Scannell, the Antigonish Regional Development Authority, and ACALATV. Premiered October 22, 2011 at the Antigonish International Film Festival in Antigonish, NS. Available at http://youtu.be/iclGPvCMVEY last accessed July 29, 2013.
  • ADDITIONAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE I am well-versed in several software programs including: • The Microsoft, Corel and Open Office Suites. • Live streaming platforms such as USTREAM • Video editing software, e.g., Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 • Social networking platforms, e.g., Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter • Website software, e.g., Joombla and Yola • Blogging software, e.g., Tumblr and WordPress • Education Management Systems such as Moodle and Blackboard Learning System • Management Information Systems, e.g., Microsoft Project, SharePoint, and ACT! I write clear, well-referenced documents in a variety of print and online genres including grant proposals, reports, executive summaries, business letters, policy briefs, academic essays, news stories, blogs, tweets, essays, and PowerPoint presentations. Certain of these are linked above. Other examples are available upon request. I have excellent grammatical, editing and proofreading skills, and am fluent in both French and English (reading, writing, and speaking). My photos and videos have been published by the CBC and the Halifax Media Co-op. I have professional experience building, administering and maintaining internet and intranet sites. My specific duties have included coding, managing content, and managing online communities. REFERENCES References are available upon request.
  • ADDITIONAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE I am well-versed in several software programs including: • The Microsoft, Corel and Open Office Suites. • Live streaming platforms such as USTREAM • Video editing software, e.g., Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 • Social networking platforms, e.g., Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter • Website software, e.g., Joombla and Yola • Blogging software, e.g., Tumblr and WordPress • Education Management Systems such as Moodle and Blackboard Learning System • Management Information Systems, e.g., Microsoft Project, SharePoint, and ACT! I write clear, well-referenced documents in a variety of print and online genres including grant proposals, reports, executive summaries, business letters, policy briefs, academic essays, news stories, blogs, tweets, essays, and PowerPoint presentations. Certain of these are linked above. Other examples are available upon request. I have excellent grammatical, editing and proofreading skills, and am fluent in both French and English (reading, writing, and speaking). My photos and videos have been published by the CBC and the Halifax Media Co-op. I have professional experience building, administering and maintaining internet and intranet sites. My specific duties have included coding, managing content, and managing online communities. REFERENCES References are available upon request.