Dr. Harry H. Hiller is Faculty Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary. He is a macro sociologist and an urban sociologist.
Dr. Hiller has served in a variety of administrative positions at the University of Calgary. He served two terms as Director of Graduate Studies and also as Head of the Department of Sociology. He has also served on General Faculties Council, Executive Council, the University Budget Committee, and the University Senate.
Hiller was Director of the 1994 Learned Societies Secretariat which hosted one of the largest Learned Societies meetings on record. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association including chairing the Annual Meeting Committee.
As a consequence of funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Hiller became Director of the Alberta In-Migration Study. He is also Director of the Cities and the Olympics Project.
Hiller has held a number of Fellowships from organizations like the Canada Council, the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Harvard University, and the University of California (Berkeley), and has also been a Killam Resident Fellow.
Dr. Hiller has made presentations around the world on his specialization as an urban sociologist on the impact of the Olympics on cities.
As an urban sociologist, Hiller has participated in or chaired community design charrettes, planning forums, and housing task forces. He has served on the research committee of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and served for many years as a Board member of a non-profit organization dealing with homelessness.
As a macro sociologist, Hiller is a frequent commentator on public affairs and trends in the media. He is active in the community having held a variety of leadership positions in community organizations.