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  1. 1. Dilys Leman Communications to Mobilize Knowledge Profile Who I Am 1 What I Do 2 What I Have Done Education and Lifelong Learning Reports 4 Articles 6 Educational Resources 7 Selected Marketing Materials 8 Urban and Community Development Reports 10 Writing for Websites 12 Selected Marketing Materials 12 Arts and Culture Articles 13 Writing for Websites 19 Marketing and Advancement Materials 20 Creative Writing 23Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 1
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  3. 3. Who I AmDilys LemanA professional writer and editor, I have • Multidisciplinary background inmore than a decade of communications both the arts and social sciencesand knowledge transfer experience that serves to enrich my writing.with local, national and international This includes teaching in urbanorganizations. and Aboriginal schools, delivering programs in adult literacy forMy work focuses on policy research, new immigrants, and managingprogramming, and knowledge transfer in: professional dance and theatre companies in Ottawa and Toronto.• Education and Lifelong Learning;• Urban and Community • Local and international Development; perspectives: I have worked• Arts and Culture. with agencies at the local and national levels in Canada, andI offer a unique combination of skills, on assignments for internationalknowledge and experience: agencies, including the OECD, the World Bank, and the Asian• Strong research and synthesis skills Development Bank. with recent experience as a valued member of teams researching and • My formal education comprises: recommending public policy. MA Arts Management from American• Excellence and versatility in writing, University, MA Human Geography/ with an extensive portfolio of analytical Aboriginal Studies (abt) at Carleton and creative communications, including University, Bachelor of Education reports, articles, educational resources, (certified with Ontario College of and marketing and advancement Teachers) from Queen’s University, communications. I have demonstrated and BA Theatre and Religious the ability to distill complex information Studies from the University of Ottawa. to both broaden and deepen knowledge of target readers by applying appropriate conceptual and stylistic conventions.• Comprehensive editorial skills. I have proven ability to transform jargon-laden, disorganized, and/ or stylistically-challenged texts into clear, consistent messages. I develop productive relationships with authors to ensure that communications respect the integrity of content and messaging.Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 1
  4. 4. What I DoExpertise and ExperienceCore Expertise Editing • Provide full range of editing services including Project Management manuscript analysis, developmental editing• Manage communications process from start and restructuring, rewriting, stylistic editing, to finish, from initial concept and planning to copy editing and final proofing. delivery of the final message. • Ensure consistent adherence to organization’s • Create communications plans to clarify editorial standards, style guidelines and pre- objectives, parameters, audience, production requirements. key messaging and timelines for • Identify content issues such as inaccuracies, deliverables. inconsistent use of terminology, information• Coordinate workflow of internal/external gaps, and shifts in logic or focus. researchers, writers, content specialists, editors, translators.• Consult with senior managers on issues Experience management and stakeholder engagement. Education and Lifelong Learning• Ensure quality control at all stages of a From 2007 to 2010, I was employed as project, from initial concept and planning through research, writing, revision and pre- Senior Writer at the Canadian Council production approvals. on Learning (CCL), in the Monitoring and Reporting Directorate, where I collaboratedResearch and Knowledge Transfer with senior research analysts to develop• Conduct literature reviews, interviews, and evidence-based reports such as the an- Internet searches. nual State of Learning in Canada. I also• Synthesize large volumes of research from co-authored two reports on Aboriginal variety of credible sources. learning, including Redefining How Suc-• Collaborate with research analysts and project cess is Measured in First Nations, Inuit and leads to identify challenges and opportunities for strengthening and delivering key messages. Métis Learning, contributed policy papers to external magazines, and developed market-Writing ing communications to promote CCL as the• Produce clear, well-organized, compelling national voice on lifelong learning. communications including: policy and project reports, papers, feature articles, briefing notes, commentary/speeches, presentations, For the Laboratory School of the Dr. Eric educational resources, interviews, feature Jackman Institute of Child Study at the articles, case studies, working papers, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education biographies/profiles, institutional histories,(OISE), University of Toronto, I edited and media releases, stewardship letters, developed Natural Curiosity: Building Chil- advertising features, fact sheets, brochures. dren’s Understanding of the World Through• Use appropriate writing style (tone, language Environmental Inquiry. This detailed teacher usage, presentation) to reflect organization’s quality standards and image branding, and to resource explains the theory and pedagogy target specific audiences and stakeholders, of “Environmental Inquiry” and chronicles from policy-makers and content specialists to the experiences and insights of Toronto general readers. public school teachers who piloted this• Create narrative/story to explain evidence- innovative program in the 2009/2010 school based research and give a sense of immediacy year. to complex issues and messages.2 tel: (416) 7321516
  5. 5. What I DoUrban and Community Development cultural heritage including the exhibitionsThrough the consulting firm Chreod Ltd., I Moving Here, Staying Here: The Canadianhave written and edited numerous reports, Immigrant Experience; and Aboriginal Docu-papers and promotional materials focus- mentary Heritage: Historical Collections ofing on urban and community development the Canadian Government.issues, largely in developing countries, butalso in Canadian cities and Aboriginal com-munities. Clients and Employers Education and Lifelong LearningFor example, I researched and wrote • Canadian Council on Learning“Healthy Cities,” a paper profiling exemplary • Council of Ministers of Education, Canada urban health policy and program initiatives (CMEC)in the UK, Canada, and US, for International • Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, Case Studies on Exemplary Global Prac- Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,tices, a project in 2010 for the Chongqing University of TorontoMunicipal Government (China) and the Urban and Community DevelopmentAsian Development Bank. • Social Innovation Generation (SIG) • Organisation for Economic Co-operation andI have substantively edited numerous Development (OECD)research reports and background papers • Asian Development Bankdrafted by technical specialists in inter-national development. Examples include: • World BankIssues for OECD’s Territorial Review of • Canadian International Development AgencyGuangdong Province; Emerging Trends in • The Cities AllianceChina for Canada’s Department of Foreign • Department of Foreign Affairs and InternationalAffairs and International Trade; and multiple Tradereports for the World Bank and the Cities • GTZ (German Technical Cooperation)Alliance. • Walpole Island First Nation • City of OttawaArts and CultureFrom 2002 to 2007, I was a contributing Arts and Cultureeditor of the National Gallery of Canada • National Gallery of Canadaquarterly magazine, Vernissage. Recog- • Library and Archives Canadanized for the depth and clarity of my writing • Canada Council for the Artsabout art and the creative process, I also • National Arts Centredeveloped marketing communications topromote the Gallery as a national and global • Rideau Hall (for Performance Marketing Inc.)centre of excellence. The following pages describe some of myFor Library and Archives Canada, I edited work over the past 10 years.and managed a large volume of articles,essays, and the content of educationalresources destined for 19 Web Exhibitionson various themes in Canada’s documentaryDilys_Leman@Chreod.com 3
  6. 6. What I Have DoneEducation and Lifelong LearningReportsEdited: The Quality of Public Education in CanadaAnnual Progress Report, Issue no. 6Report; Summer 2010 4,325 wordsOrganization: The Learning Partnership (for Canadian Council on Learning)The Learning Partnership’s sixth annual progress report on the quality of public education in Canada, with a focus on the state of early childhood learning,the introduction of full-day kindergarten in Ontario, early literacy, and schoolreadiness.Edited: Tallying the Costs of Post-secondary Education: The Challengeof Managing Student Debt and Loan Repayment in Canada CHALLENGES IN CANADIAN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONChallenges in Canadian Post-secondary Education monograph series, no. 3Monograph; September 2010 11,500 wordsOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningThe third monograph in the Canadian Council on Learning’s three-part series,Challenges in Canadian Post-secondary Education. Examines various policy Tallying the Costs of Post-secondaryapproaches to student-loan repayment under the Canada Student Loans Education: The Challenge of Managing Student Debt and Loan Repayment in CanadaProgram, and how fear of unmanageable debt-repayment can serve as a deterrent September 22, 2010to participation in PSE, particularly for individuals from low-income families.Edited: Navigating Post-secondary Education in Canada: TheChallenge of a Changing LandscapeChallenges in Canadian Post-secondary Education monograph series, no. 2 2009–2010Monograph; September 2010 15,400 words STATE OF LEARNING IN CANADAOrganization: Canadian Council on Learning A YEAR IN REVIEWThe second monograph in the Canadian Council on Learning’s three-part series,Challenges in Canadian Post-secondary Education. Analysis of the potentialeffects of evolutionary and legislated system-design changes on students’understanding of Canada’s PSE sector, and of the need for a classification system that clarifies PSE’s various functions, interrelationships and objectives. Co-wrote/edited: The State of Learning in Canada, 2009–2010: A Year in March 30, 2010ReviewReport; March 30, 2010 15,200 wordsOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningProvides the most up-to-date information available on the state of lifelong learning 2009 The State of Aboriginal Learning in Canada:in Canada, beginning with early childhood learning and school-based education A Holis�c Approach To Measuring Successthrough to the formal and informal learning of adults.Co-wrote: The State of Aboriginal Learning in Canada: A HolisticApproach to Measuring SuccessReport; December 2009 32,400 wordsOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningThe result of the first application of the Holistic Lifelong Learning MeasurementFramework, a new tool that measures more than 30 statistical indicators reflectingthe full range of lifelong learning for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.4 tel: (416) 7321516
  7. 7. What I Have DoneEducation and Lifelong Learning, Cont’d.CHALLENGES IN CANADIAN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Edited: Up to Par: The Challenge of Demonstrating Quality in Canadian Post-secondary Education Challenges in Canadian Post-secondary Education monograph series, no. 1 Monograph; November 2009 15,500 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning The first monograph in the Canadian Council on Learning’s three-part series, Challenges in Canadian Post-secondary Education. Discusses the complex UP TO PAR The Challenge of Demonstrating challenges associated with defining and demonstrating quality in Canada’s PSE Quality in Canadian Post-secondary Education at several levels—system/jurisdiction, institutional, program—and the need for a November 24, 2009 framework to clarify the contributions of Canada’s various PSE institutions and sectors. Co-wrote and edited: Securing Prosperity through Canada’s Human Infrastructure: The State of Adult Learning and Workplace Training in Canada Report; September 2009 14,650 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning CCL’s second report on the state of adult learning and workplace training in Canada. Demonstrates that investments in human infrastructure—both in times of economic uncertainty and relative prosperity—are critical to securing a strong economy and greater social equity. SECURING PROSPERITY THROUGH CANADA’S HUMAN INFRASTRUCTURE: The State of Adult Learning and Workplace Training in Canada Co-wrote and edited: State of E-learning in Canada September 2009 Report; May 2009 49,800 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning Affirms e-learning’s potential to improve Canada’s economic competitiveness and prepare Canadians for the demands of the 21st century. Identifies issues that constrain Canada’s ability to exploit e-learning’s potential. Edited: Post-secondary Education in Canada: Meeting Our Needs? Report; February 2009 83,180 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning Explores whether Canada’s PSE sector enables Canadians to develop the skills STATE OF E-�ea�nin� IN CANADA and knowledge required to compete in a rapidly-changing, global economy. Reveals numerous imbalances and provides context, global comparisons and a MAY 2009 vision of what PSE could be. Co-wrote and edited: State of Learning in Canada: Toward a Learning Future Report; July 2008 86,700 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning An overview of the state of learning for Canadians at key stages in the life cycle. Maps the diverse connections and learning trajectories that can occur within and between each life stage and the influence of socio-economic factors on this process. Edited: Post-secondary Education in Canada: Strategies for Success Report; December 2007 100,900 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning An analysis of PSE’s structures, practices and mechanisms, and the need for Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 5
  8. 8. What I Have DoneEducation and Lifelong Learning, Cont’d.strategic direction to maximize the sector’s social and economic contributions.Provides specific recommendations for the development and implementation of: a n ea nin REPORT in Canada 07national framework, data strategy, and benchmarks for measuring progress. REDEFINING HOW SUCCESS IS MEASURED in First Nations, Inuit and Métis LearningCo-wrote: Redefining How Success is Measured in First Nations, Inuitand Métis LearningReport; November 2007 23,200 wordsOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningPresents a new conceptual approach to, and the policy rationale for, redefining “success” in Aboriginal learning outcomes, as conveyed by three holistic, lifelonglearning models (one each for First Nations, Inuit and Métis) developed by theCanadian Council on Learning and its Aboriginal partners.Edited: Report on the State of Early Childhood Learning n ea nin REPORT in Canada 07Report; August 2007 8,600 words REPORT ON THE STATE OF Early Childhood LearningOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningAn update of the data on early childhood learning reported in State of Learning inCanada: No Time for Complacency (2007). Reports on factors affecting physical,cognitive, communicative, and emotional and social development, and providesan overview of selected research initiatives, evaluation instruments and provincialdatabases on early childhood learning.ArticlesWrote/Contributed to: Progress Report on Literacy, 2010Articles: forthcoming Spring 2011 7,500 wordsOrganization: Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)Twelve articles on provincial and territorial policy and program initiativesundertaken in 2010 to increase literacy rates among Canadians. Highlightsdevelopments in early childhood learning programs, supports to public education,adult learning and workplace training, and programs to address the diverse needsof immigrants and Aboriginal people.Wrote: “Environmental Scan: Financial Literacy in Canada”Background Note: November 2010 4,000 wordsOrganization: Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)Overview of public policy and program initiatives in Canada’s provinces andterritories to promote financial literacyDeveloped/edited: “Canada’s Composite Learning Index: Beyond Ranking‘Smart’ Cities”Revue internationale d’éducation de Sèvres, Special Issue no. 54 (2010):League Tables and Ranking in Education. Education Systems Under PressurePolicy Paper; September 2010 2,930 words Organization: Centre international d’étude pédagogique (for Canadian Council onLearning)Explores how the Composite Learning Index, developed by the Canadian Councilon Learning, is a practical tool to help communities across Canada assess theirlearning strengths and challenges, and a critical first-step to informed policy andprogram development.6 tel: (416) 7321516
  9. 9. What I Have DoneEducation and Lifelong Learning, Cont’d. Wrote: “Redefining Success in Aboriginal Learning in Canada” FocalPoint: Canada’s Spotlight on the Americas, Vol. 9, no. 5 (2010) Policy Paper; June 2010 1,000 words Organization: Canadian Foundation for the Americas (for Canadian Council on Learning) Explores the policy and program implications of a new conceptual framework to redefine “success” in learning outcomes and community well-being for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Wrote: “Measurement Tools as Pedagogical Aids: Online Resources from the Canadian Council on Learning” Literacy.caEXPRESS Article; October 2009 800 words Organization: Movement for Canadian Literacy (for Canadian Council on Learning) A description of the Canadian Council on Learning’s offering of online resources for literacy practitioners, including the Composite Learning Index and the Prose Literacy Map, with a discussion of their potential applications. Edited: “Composite Learning Index: Case Study no. 3: Halifax, Nova Scotia” Canadian Council on Learning website Article; Spring 2010 1,170 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning Describes how Halifax’s strong local-business network and vibrant arts community is helping drive Atlantic Canada’s strong five-year progress on the Composite Learning Index, an annual measurement tool that monitors Canada’s progress in lifelong learning. Edited: “Profiles in Learning: Jérôme Turcotte-Routhier” Canadian Council on Learning website Article; Sept. 23, 2009 1,172 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning Profiles basketball star Jérôme Turcotte-Routhier, the first Quebec athlete to garner the prestigious Ken Shields Award for excellence in sport, academics and community involvement. Educational Resources Edited/Developed: Natural Curiosity: Building Children’s Understanding of the World Through Environmental Inquiry Teacher Resource; forthcoming May 2011 60,000 words Client: Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto An in-depth teacher resource on the pedagogy and practice of “Environmental Inquiry,” for use in Ontario elementary public schools. Includes “Teachers’ Stories” describing the experiences of seven teachers who piloted the program in four Toronto public schools in 2009/2010, and those of four teachers at the Laboratory School.Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 7
  10. 10. What I Have DoneEducation and Lifelong Learning, Cont’d.Edited: Moving Here, Staying Here: The Canadian Immigrant ExperienceLibrary and Archives Canada virtual exhibitionTeacher Resource; September 2006Organization: Library and Archives CanadaSubstantive editing and re-writing of three educational resources, including aguide to exploring a 19th-century diary of a young immigrant girl and two unitsthat focus on the use of a critical-thinking model to address questions aboutimmigration in Canada.Edited/developed: Detecting the Truth: Fakes, Forgeries and TrickeryLibrary and Archives Canada virtual exhibitionLibrary and Archives Canada virtual exhibitionTeacher Resource; January 2007Organization: Library and Archives CanadaAn educational website for children and youth that explores why and how peoplehave altered documents, paintings, maps, books, stamps and money throughouthistory, and the techniques and tools used by conservators and archivists toidentify a “fake”.Selected Marketing MaterialsWrote: “A Vital Signpost at the Global Economic Crossroads”Canadian Council on Learning websiteCommentary; Oct. 7, 2009 800 wordsOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningPrepared for Canadian Council on Learning CEO and President, Paul Cappon. Advocates the development of policies and programs to advance adult learningand workplace training opportunities as a key component of building Canada’shuman infrastructure and, by extension, securing economic prosperity.Wrote: “New Report Emphasizes Role Workplace Training and AdultLearning Play in Canada’s Prosperity”Press Release; Sept. 24, 2009 540 wordsOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningPromotes newly-released Canadian Council on Learning report entitled SecuringProsperity through Canada’s Human Infrastructure: The State of Adult Learning and Workplace Training in Canada.Wrote: “New Interactive Map Offers Literacy Profiles for More Than50,000 Neighbourhoods Across Canada”Press Release; Sept. 8, 2009 360 wordsOrganization: Canadian Council on LearningPromotes the launch of the Canadian Council on Learning’s Prose Literacy Map, an interactive, online tool that provides profiles of prose-literacy levels in52,200 cities, towns and communities across Canada, using data from the 2003International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).8 tel: (416) 7321516
  11. 11. What I Have DoneEducation and Lifelong Learning, Cont’d. Edited: “Canadian Council on Learning Releases Report on E-learning” Press Release; May 21, 2009 475 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning Promotes the Canadian Council on Learning’s newly-released report entitled The State of E-learning in Canada. Co-wrote and edited: “A Breakthrough for Aboriginal Learning in Canada” Press Release; Nov. 20, 2007 500 words Organization: Canadian Council on Learning Promotes the Canadian Council on Learning’s newly-released report, Redefining How Success is Measured in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Learning.Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 9
  12. 12. What I Have DoneUrban and Community DevelopmentReports Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good Canadian Task Force on Social FinanceEdited: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Canadian Task Force onSocial FinanceReport; 2010 41,000 wordsClient: Social Innovation Generation (SiG), a national partnership of The J. W.McConnell Family Foundation, MaRS Discovery District, PLAN Institute and the University of Waterloo.The report sets out seven key actions that Canada needs to undertake, inparallel, to mobilize new sources of capital, create an enabling tax and regulatoryenvironment, and build a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises. Itemphasizes that financial institutions, investors, philanthropists and governments December 2010all have complementary roles to play in this process.Wrote: “Healthy Cities,” International Case Studies on Exemplary GlobalPracticesPaper; 2010 4,000 words Client: Chreod Ltd. for Chongqing Municipal Government and Asian DevelopmentBankProfiles exemplary urban health policy and program initiatives in the UK, Canada, and the US, and reviews potential applications to Chongqing. Oneof 10 background papers prepared to support Chongqing’s new metropolitandevelopment strategy.Edited: Issues for OECD’s Territorial Review of Guangdong ProvinceConsultant Report; 2009 36,000 wordsClient: Chreod Ltd. for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) Becoming a Global Metropolitan RegionResearch report on economic and regional development trends and challenges in Shanghai Development Strategy in a Regional ContextChina’s rapidly-urbanizing Guangdong Province. OECD’s first Territorial Review in China. FINAL REPORTEdited: Becoming a Global Metropolitan Region: Shanghai DevelopmentStrategy in a Regional Context submitted to: Shanghai Development Research Center executed by:Consultant Report; 2009 48,000 words GTZ China Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH on behalf of:Client: Chreod Ltd. for the Shanghai Municipal Government, GTZ (German City Development Strategies Program The Cities AllianceDevelopment Corporation) and the Cities Alliance; prepared by: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Chreod Group Inc.Report on strategies, policies, and policy instruments for improving Shanghai’s 31 August 2009global city roles in finance, business services, trade and logistics, innovation- 1based manufacturing, and creative industries.Edited: Urban Trends and Policy in ChinaRegional Development Working Paper; 2008 22,000 wordsClient: Chreod Ltd. for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD)Working paper for OECD on urbanization trends in China, urban development andmanagement policy, and implications for OECD member countries. First RegionalDevelopment Working Paper issued by OECD.10 tel: (416) 7321516
  13. 13. What I Have DoneUrban and Community Development, Cont’d. Emerging Trends in China, 2008 Edited: Emerging Trends in China Implications and Opportunities for Canadian Businesses Market Report; 2008 23,500 words Client: Chreod Ltd. for Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Report on key economic, social, regional development, and environmental trends in China, and implications for Canadian trade policy and businesses. Published by DFAIT and available for download from its website. Handan MR Shijiazhuang MR Urumqi MR Tangshan MR Datong MR Taiyuan MR Hohhot MR Zhengzhou MR Beijing MR Lanzhou MR Luoyang MR Baotou MR Xian MR Qiqihar MR Daqing MR Harbin MR Jilin MR Changchun MR Shenyang MR Dalian MR Anshan MR Tianjin MR Jinan MR Yantai MR Zibo MR Qingdao MR Linyi MR Xuzhou MR Wuhan MR Hefei MR Nanjing MR Changzhou MR Wuxi MR Suzhou MR Edited: Metropolitan Dynamics in Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta Region Shanghai MR Hangzhou MR Ningbo MR Taizhou MR Wenzhou MR Nanchang MR Fuzhou MR per capita GDP (Y) Western Region 60000 Xiamen MR Shantou MR Guiyang MR Changsha MR Dongguan MR 30000 Kunming MR Chongqing MR 15000 Chengdu MR Shenzhen MR Nanning MR Guangzhou MR Research Report; 2007 26,100 words copyright 2008 by Chreod Group Inc. Liuzhou MR Client: Chreod Ltd. for the World Bank prepared for Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada Chreod Group Inc. Report on a two-year policy advisory study of metropolitan growth dynamics in October 2008 Shanghai and its surrounding, rapidly-urbanizing region. THE WORLD BANK Urbanizing China: Edited: Urbanizing China: Policy and Program Initiatives of the World Bank, Policy and Program Initiatives 1995–2005 of The World Bank World Bank Working Paper Report; Winter 2005 66 pages Client: Chreod Ltd. for the World Bank Substantive editing to bring clarity and coherency to a compendium of 17 chapters written by different authors. Describes the World Bank’s policy and project work on urban development, urban environment, and poverty alleviation in China. Working Paper No. 4 Urban Development Working Papers East Asia Infrastructure Department Edited: Beyond City Walls: Metropolitan Regions in an Urbanizing China PowerPoint Presentation; April 2005 Client: Chreod Ltd. for the World Bank THE WORLD BANK Beyond City Walls: Substantive editing of 80-slide PPT for presentation at the World Bank’s 2005 China’s Emerging Metropolitan Regions Urban Research Symposium held in Brasilia; subsequently uploaded to the World Bank’s public and internal websites. Edited: China’s Metropolitan Regions: New Challenges for an Urbanizing China World Bank Working Paper Report; 2005 50 pages Client: Chreod Ltd. for the World Bank Working Paper No. 10 A report on metropolitan development trends in China, with a focus on social Urban Development Working Papers East Asia Infrastructure Department and economic implications of urbanization for the Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu Metropolitan Regions. CHINA City-Region Development Strategies 2 Project VOLUME 2-LZ Edited: China City-Region Development Strategies (II) Lanzhou Metropolitan Region Consultant Report: 2004 six volumes Development Strategy Client: Chreod Ltd. for the World Bank and the Cities Alliance A Report to The Municipal People’s Substantive editing of six-volume set of final reports and Executive Summary Government of Lanzhou Reports on a two-year research and policy consulting project in China for the Cities Alliance and the World Bank. Preparation of metropolitan development strategies for five city-regions. The World Bank (EASUR) and The Cities Alliance 30 March 2005 Edited: Metropolitan Development Trends in Shanghai Chreod Chreod L Ltd.td. www.Chreod.com Research Report; 2003 15,000 wordsDilys_Leman@Chreod.com 11
  14. 14. What I Have DoneUrban and Community Development, Cont’d.Client: Chreod Ltd. for the World Bank and Shanghai Planning CommissionResearch report summarizing two-year study on economic, social,environment, and urban development trends in metropolitanShanghai.Co-wrote (with Dean Jacobs): “Walpole Island in 2005: A Viewfrom the Future”Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Future ofCanada, D. Engelstad and J. Bird, eds. (Concord: Anansi Press, 1992).Book chapter; 1992 11 pagesClient: Walpole Island First NationFrom the vantage point of Walpole Island First Nation at the turnof the 21st century, the chapter “looks back” at how it achievedWriting for Websites Managing Change in Urbanizing Regions Who We Are What We Do What We Have Done Who We Work With Our Expertise Cities and Urbanizing Regions Analysis and Evaluation Our Public Sector ClientsEdited: Chreod Ltd. Website Management Key Issues Strategy and Policy Strategic Alliances Advisory Group  Restructuring Economies Programs and Plans Associated Consultants  Strengthening Social Inclusion Project Preparation  Fostering Cultural Development  Managing Urban Growth  Environmental Sustainability  Managing and Governing Regions  Enabling Sustainable Finance Our ServicesNew Website; 2011  Analysis and Evaluation  Strategy and Policy  Programs and Plans  Project PreparationClient: Chreod Ltd. Chreod is a consulting and research firm that supports decision-making on the sustainable development of cities and urbanizing regions. News New Chreod Advisory Group formed [more...] Chreod retained to assess Established in 1985, we work in Canada and Wenchuan Earthquake reconstruction efforts in ChinaDetailed edit of new 36-page website for Toronto-based consulting firm on urban internationally with governments, development [more...] agencies, research organizations, associations, Chreod completes Global City Strategy for Shanghai [more...] companies, and public-private partnerships. Chreod retained by OECD to support rst Territorial Review in China [more...]and regional development. We support efforts to realize bene ts of urban More News... and regional development that are economically, Resources environmentally, socially, culturally, nancially and Issue Notes institutionally sustainable. Publications Chreod’s China Databases Press Coverage Most of our experience has been in supporting the Careers development of cities and systems of cities. We have worked in more than 110 cities in North America Contact Us and Asia: 67 of them are metropolitan regions with Site Map Terms of Use populations ranging from 1 million to 20 millionWrote: “Social Programs and Services” residents. © 2011, Chreod Group Inc. last updated: 14 January 2011 In Canada, Chreod has provided services to federal, provincial and local governments, associations, andRegional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton website Canadian and international companies and investors. Internationally, Chreod began working in the US in 1987, and then in China in 1988. We have since supported our clients across China and in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia,Program Information; 1999 Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.Client: Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton for Into Info Consulting GroupDetailed information on an extensive range of social programs and servicesrelated to seniors, health, employment and financial assistance, childcare, andaccessibility. Index_1_urbanizing_regions Managing Change in Urbanizing RegionsSelected Marketing Materials Chreod’s Services for the Public SectorCo-wrote and edited: “Managing Change in Urbanizing Regions”Corporate Brochure; 2010 January 2010Client: Chreod Group Inc. 18 pagesIntroductory brochure describing the urban strategy and policy work of Toronto-based consulting firm with office in Shanghai.12 tel: (416) 7321516
  15. 15. What I Have DoneArts and CultureArticles Wrote: “Beyond the Shadow: Sámi and Inuit Art” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Spring 2008 600 words Organization: National Gallery of Canada Describes an exhibition entitled In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun: Sámi and Inuit Art 2000–2005, organized and circulated across Canada by the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Compares the thematic, stylistic and technical aspects of Canada’s Inuit art with the art of the Sami, the indigenous peoples of the circumpolar regions of Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Wrote: “Beyond the Formline: Robert Davidson’s Abstract Edge” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Spring 2008 800 words Organization: National Gallery of Canada Explores Haida artist Robert Davidson’s move toward abstraction during the last two decades, as chronicled in an exhibition entitled Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge, organized by the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. Co-wrote: “The Legend of Qiviuq” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Article; Spring 2008 400 words Organization: National Gallery of Canada Description of Qiviuq Meets the Wood Cutter, a wall hanging by Inuit artist Janet Kigusiuq Uqayuittuq, that depicts a key episode in the legend of Qivuiq. Co- written with Christine Lalonde, Acting Associate Curator of Inuit Art. Wrote: “Experiments in Landscape: Renoir’s Abiding Passion” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Summer 2007 1,200 words Organization: National Gallery of Canada Explores highlights of Renoir Landscapes, 1865–1883, an international exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada, the National Gallery (London), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, that chronicles Renoir’s development as a landscape artist over a period of 18 years. Wrote: “The Gallery as Laboratory” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Spring 2007 1,200 words Organization: National Gallery of Canada Profiles five experimental works by five Quebec artists—Tricia Middleton, Karilee Fuglem, Michel de Broin, Annie Thibault and Jean-Pierre Gauthier—selected to create site-specific works responsive to the contemporary galleries, and featured in De-con-structions, an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada for Quebec Scene, the third in a series of biennial festivals produced by the National Arts Centre.Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 13
  16. 16. What I Have DoneArts and Culture, Cont’d.Wrote: “Part IV: Recollections of the Director, 1966–2005”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Interview; Winter 2006 1,800 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaThe final article of a four-part series on the National Gallery of Canada’sinstitutional history, featuring an exclusive interview with the Gallery’s director,Pierre Théberge.Wrote: “Looking at Carr”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaArticle; Winter 2006 325 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaIntroductory article on Emily Carr: New Perspectives, a groundbreaking exhibitionco-organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery forSummer 2006.Wrote: “Making Connections. Phase Two of Art of This Land”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Winter 2006 1,200 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaExplores the National Gallery’s renewal of the exhibition Art of This Land, anambitious project to integrate Aboriginal works of art spanning 8,000 years,throughout its Canadian galleries.Wrote: “The Sixties Remembered: Contemporary Art and the NationalGallery of Canada”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Winter 2005 1,200 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaTraces the National Gallery’s development of its contemporary art collection underthe leadership of Jean Sutherland Boggs, Director, and three contemporary artcurators: Dennis Reid, Pierre Théberge, and Brydon Smith.Wrote: “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sixties Art in Canada”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Winter 2005 1,200 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaProfiles five major artist groups whose revolutionary approaches pushed the boundaries of artistic creation during the 1960s: Vancouver’s Intermedia; theRegina Five; London artists Jack Curnoe, Jack Chambers, and Tony Urquhart;Montreal’s Fusion des arts; and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.Wrote: “The Sixties: Photography in Question”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaArticle; Winter 2005 500 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaDescribes the curatorial organization and highlights of an exhibition featuring morethan 80 photographic works by Canadian artists.14 tel: (416) 7321516
  17. 17. What I Have DoneArts and Culture, Cont’d. Wrote: “Part III: The Developmental Years, 1939–1965” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Fall 2005 1,800 words Client: National Gallery of Canada The third article in a four-part series on the National Gallery of Canada’s institutional history. Traces the leadership of three successive directors (Harry O. McCurry, Alan Jarvis, Charles Comfort), key acquisitions, programming, and scholarly research. Wrote: “Up Close and Personal: Louise Bourgeois’ Giant Spider” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Fall 2005 1,200 words Client: National Gallery of Canada A profile of the French-born, American artist Louise Bourgeois, with an analysis of her iconic sculpture, Maman, purchased by and permanently installed at the National Gallery of Canada. Edited: “Legends of Rome” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Article; Summer 2005 400 words Client: National Gallery of Canada A rendering of an article that appears in Treasures of the National Gallery of Canada, providing interpretative analysis of Piero di Cosimo’s Vulcan and Aeolus, an acquisition in 1937 for the National Gallery’s permanent collection. Edited: “Portrait of a Lady. Through the Veil of the Artist’s Ideals” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Summer 2005 600 words Client: National Gallery of Canada Wrote introductory text and edited curatorial essay on Annie Miller, artist model and the subject of George Price Boyce’s Portrait of Annie Miller. Wrote: “Part II: Setting the Course: Eric Brown and the National Gallery of Canada, 1920–39” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Summer 2005 1,800 words Client: National Gallery of Canada The second article in a four-part series on the institutional history of the National Gallery, profiling the accomplishments of Eric Brown, its first full-time curator (later renamed Director). Wrote: “Celebrating the National Gallery of Canada’s 125th Anniversary. Part I: The Formative Years, 1880–1913” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Spring 2005 1,800 words Client: National Gallery of Canada The first article in a four-part series on the institutional history of the National Gallery of Canada.Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 15
  18. 18. What I Have DoneArts and Culture, Cont’d.Edited: “Memories of Youth”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Spring 2005 400 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaA rendering of a complete article that appears in Treasures of the National Galleryof Canada, featuring a contextual analysis of the painting, A Meeting of the SchoolTrustees, by Robert Harris.Wrote: “Lest We Forget. The Canadian War Art Collections”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Spring 2005 1,200 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaA history of the development of two war-art collections held by the NationalGallery of Canada until 1971: the Canadian War Memorials of the First World Warand the Canadian War Records of the Second World War.Wrote: “Celebrating With Art: Alberta’s and Saskatchewan’sCentenaries”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaArticle; Spring 2005 400 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaOverview of the four installations in the Gallery’s exhibition entitled Alberta andSaskatchewan 1905–2005: A Centennial Celebration.Wrote: “Acts of Perception. Experiencing the Optics of DavidRabinowitch”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Winter 2004 1,700 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaExplores the rigorous techniques and investigations of perception in the worksof art by Canadian, contemporary artist David Rabinowitch, as featured in theNational Gallery’s exhibition entitled David Rabinowitch.Wrote: “Shifting the Focus. Western Eyes on African Art”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Fall 2004 1,800 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaExplores the issue of African artistic creation as religious practice in theinternational exhibition, Material Differences: Art and Identity in Africa, curated byFrank Herreman, former director of exhibitions and publications at the Museum forAfrican Art in New York.Edited: “Ron Mueck’s Paradox of Infancy”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaArticle; Fall 2004 250 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaAdaptation of an article by Kitty Scott, the Gallery’s curator of Contemporary Art,featuring a contextual analysis of Ron Mueck’s Untitled (Head of a Baby).16 tel: (416) 7321516
  19. 19. What I Have Done Arts and Culture, Cont’d. Edited: “Rare Old-Master Drawings by Jacopo da Pontormo” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Article; Fall 2004 260 words Client: National Gallery of Canada Adaptation of an article by David Franklin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery, on two works by Jacopo da Pontormo— Reclining Male Nude (recto) and Standing Female Figure (verso) —that were attributed to Michelangelo for more than two centuries. Wrote: “Susan McEachern. Structures of Meaning” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Article; Fall 2004 325 words Client: National Gallery of Canada Examines how Nova Scotia photographer Susan McEachern investigates the hidden meanings associated with everyday objects and popular culture. Wrote: “No Ordinary Fools: The Clowns of Bruce Nauman, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Dame Laura Knight” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Summer 2004 1,600 words Client: National Gallery of Canada Explores the significance of the clown figure as a creative touchstone for artists Bruce Nauman, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Dame Laura Knight, whose works are featured in the National Gallery’s exhibition, The Great Parade: Portrait of the Artist as Clown. Wrote: “Wanted on the Voyage. Noah’s Ark Revisited” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Summer 2004 750 words Client: National Gallery of Canada An overview of the international exhibition, Noah’s Ark, featuring 60 works of sculpture, film, video, and painting by Modern masters and contemporary artists. Wrote: “Divining the Artist. Picasso Sends in the Clowns” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Spring 2004 1,800 words Client: National Gallery of Canada Profile of the life and work of Pablo Picasso, focusing on his fascination with the clown figure as an alter-ego and the inspiration for many of his paintings. Wrote: “Prospecting for Art. A. Y. Jackson and the Group Head West” Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada Feature Article; Fall 2003 2,300 words Client: National Gallery of Canada Explores how the experience of painting the Western Canadian landscape influenced the artistic sensibilities and vision of the Group of Seven, resulting in a legacy of aesthetic and pictorial innovation.Dilys_Leman@Chreod.com 17
  20. 20. What I Have DoneArts and Culture, Cont’d.Wrote: “A Beautiful and Gracious Manner. The Art of Parmigianino”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaArticle; Fall 2003 500 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaA profile of Parmigianino’s life and art as featured in the National Gallery’s exhibition of 65 of his finest drawings.Wrote: “Transformations of a Second Kind”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Summer 2003 1,200 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaOverview of the international exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture,The Body Transformed, and the implications of its presentation in a transformedindustrial site turned contemporary exhibition space.Wrote: “Cracking the Code and Beyond. The Visual Poetry of TonyUrquhart”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Summer 2003 1,000 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaProfile of the life and career of Canadian artist, Tony Urquhart, exploring his use of compressed scale and stylistic devices evocative of poetry.Wrote: “Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the National Gallery ofCanada”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaArticle; Summer 2003 500 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaDescription of the second exhibition in the National Gallery’s five-part seriesof drawings from major European schools, featuring highlights of RenaissanceMannerism, the Dutch Baroque, and the lesser-known Prague School.Wrote: “Christopher Pratt: Places I Have Been”Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of CanadaFeature Article; Spring 2003 500 wordsClient: National Gallery of CanadaA contextual introduction to the National Gallery’s retrospective on Newfoundlandartist Christopher Pratt, exploring Pratt’s themes of place, memory, and experience, and the inner workings of his process.18 tel: (416) 7321516

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