(The following text was provided by the candidate or campaign.)
Passionate about working in the heart of Canada’s energy sector, Jerome James settled in Calgary to work for an innovative engineering firm within the oil and gas industry, and currently works within the Power Division for leading multinational engineering firm SNC Lavalin.
An active volunteer, Jerome donates time and energy to Global Shapers – a global forum dedicated to creating social change within local communities around the world – and the World Partnership Walk in Calgary – a non-profit organization dedicated to making significant and positive steps towards ending global poverty in the developing world. He also cares deeply about international and sustainable development and has spent time overseas volunteering in India with a microfinance non-profit focused on supporting women to become economic engines in their own communities.
Believing strongly in the importance of developing evidence-based policy, Jerome helped found the Queen’s University Policy Association - a forum for students to discuss public policy in a meaningful way with experts from various fields. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and his Master of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (with a Specialization in Applied Sustainability) from Queen’s University.