James Courtney

Jim Courtney (EngSci 6T6, Physics MSc. 1967, Physics PhD 1971, MBA 1985) has supported Engineering Alumni activities as both a member of the SKULE Lunch & Learn team and an alumni/ae representative on the Faculty Council. Building on a long time association with Hart House he also serves as a member of the Hart House 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee. Recently he also volunteered for the U.S. Olympic Committee and Paralympics Canada at the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games and for an IT support team at the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games. Holding graduate degrees in Physics and Business, he brings to these activities his 25 years as a senior executive with technology companies serving the educational, healthcare, engineering and commercial research markets followed by another 25 years as a consultant to start-ups building Internet-based businesses, including Skype and other communications services. Jim enjoys working with alumni who can bring their expertise to assist with building world-class technology. His primary joy is to support students who bring their enthusiasm and passion to their engineering education experience, leading to rewarding careers across many endeavors involving space technology, advanced healthcare, machine learning/artificial intelligence and critical infrastructure amongst others. He views engagement between alumni/ae and students is a significant value-add to the Engineering education experience.