Kevin Van Lierop

Kevin Van Lierop

Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - Present

Cross Appointed Faculty - GIS & Urban Planning, Landscape Design
  • Develop and administer complete course curriculum across multiple programs and courses
  • Provide career advice and assistance to graduating students
  • Develop, maintain and provide students with a continual set of digital tools to help them succeed
  • Teach Autodesk AutoCAD, Google Sketchup & ESRI ArcGIS all with Urban Planning applications
Aug 2008 - Present

Research Associate – GIS Analyst

University of Western Ontario
  • Perform detail spatial analysis for high profile research projects
  • Conduct Historical and Built Environment research as it pertains to Urban Development
  • Provide supervision to both Graduate and Undergraduate students in GIS related research
  • Develop best practice management procedures for students and staff to follow
Sep 2007 - Present

Educational Assistant – GIS & Urban Planning, Integrated Land Planning
  • Ensure that student understanding and success are the main priorities while in the classroom setting
  • Develop student's design skills as they pertain to Urban Planning and relevant software packages
  • Teach Autodesk AutoCAD and Google Sketchup for Urban Planning applications
  • Assist full time staff members with academic related events both internally and outside of the college
May 2007 - Aug 2008

Research Assistant – GIS Technician

University of Western Ontario
  • Developed and maintained spatial databases
  • Completed work for educational institutions and research institutes from across the country
  • Advised Graduate Students and Full-time Faculty on the GIS components of their research
  • Supervised undergraduate students on GIS related projects and research
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Junior Mapping Technician

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
  • Provided natural heritage and hazard mapping to conservation authority staff and member municipalities
  • Updated digital mapping data and maintained geographic databases
  • Provided custom mapping and aerial photography to members of the public on a request basis
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Resource Planning Technician

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
  • Maintained large planning databases while preserving information integrity and privacy information
  • Developed planning documents that ensured environmental concerns were properly addressed
  • Provided watershed planning information to private parties and member municipalities


Sep 2005 - Apr 2007


Fanshawe College
  • Gained a strong understanding of Urban Planning Concepts
  • Developed technical skills in: CAD, GIS, Site Planning, Graphic Presentation, 3D Visualization
  • President's Honor Roll & Dean's Honor Roll
Sep 2002 - Apr 2005

Bachelor of Arts

University of Western Ontario
  • Developed strong time management and analytical research skills
  • Focused primarily on Canadian youth through the 20th century
  • Gained an appreciation for cultural heritage and how it effects present day societies
Sep 1997 - Jun 2002

Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Ontario Academic Certificate

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
  • Excelled in Geography and History subjects receiving many subject awards
  • Graduated with Honors and numerous scholarships
  • Graduated with OAC Certificate


Having been in educational institutions for the better part of his life, Kevin Van Lierop has held almost every role in the education system. From student, to staff, now faculty, Kevin finds himself continually learning and has given himself the label “perpetual student” as he is always finding new ways to learn about the world that surrounds him.

Having found a comfortable place in the education system, Kevin’s close friends, family and co-workers all believe that he knows a little about everything and not much about anything. Perhaps this is true but it matters nonetheless as Kevin has an incurable thirst for knowledge, learning and as a main goal: helping those in need. It is this need to share and support those that rely on him that makes his continual quest for knowledge an ultimate pleasure.

Currently Kevin divides his time between research on the city he loves and calls home (London, Canada) and teaching at the post-secondary level, leading adults in a wide variety of subjects. When not teaching his students (or learning from them as the case may be) Kevin finds himself taking photographs, not as a photographer but as someone who thinks he sees the world with a different perspective.

Technical Skills

  • AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • Google Sketchup
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Open Office Suite
  • Corel WordPerfect Suite
  • Windows and MAC OSX 
  • Valid ‘G’ Class Ontario Drivers License

Academic Awards

Fanshawe College

  • President's Honor Roll Recipient (2007)
  • Michael Barrington Hall Memorial Award (2007)
  • Dean's Honor Roll Recipient (2005 - 2007)
  • Academic Award of Excellence (2005 - 2007)

University of Western Ontario

  • Queen Elizabeth II Aiming For the Top Scholarship (2003)
  • Dean's Honor Roll Recipient (2002)
  • University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship (2002)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Aiming For the Top Scholarship (2002)


  • Second Place - Arlie Laxton Photo Contest, UWO Alumni Association (2007)
  • First Place - Arlie Laxton Photo Contest, UWO Alumni Association (2006)
  • A.B. Dick Communication Technology Award (2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians (CACPT)
  • Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
  • Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)