Introducing OSPE Board Candidate Jerome James, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

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Jerome James, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. 

Employer and Position 

  • LaunchPoint Designs – Founder, Mechanical Designer (3D design services for start-ups) 
  • Sonya’s Chai (Tea Brand) – Co-Founder, Head of Operations / Business Development 

Employment History 

  • 2017 Alectra Utilities, CDM Program Analyst (Contract) 
  • 2016-Present, Senior Design Engineer, LaunchPoint Designs 
  • 2013-2015, Materials Engineer, SNC Lavalin T&D 
  • 2012-2013, Project Engineer, Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd. 
  • 2007-2008, Mechanical Engineering Internship, Defense Research Development Canada 

Activities in Advocacy Organizations 

  • Contributor, Diversity and Inclusion – The Engineering Change Lab, 2017-Present 
  • Member, Political Action Network – Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, 2017-Present 
  • Executive VP, Calgary Centre Political Riding Association, 2016 
  • Shaper, Global Shapers Community (a World Economic Forum Initiative), Calgary/Toronto Hub Member, Co-Lead Logistics for ‘Shape North America’ Conference (2017), 2015-Present 
  • Director, High School Outreach, Engineers Without Boarders Canada, UWO Chapter 

Other Professional Affiliations 

  • Member, PEO 
  • Member/Volunteer, OSPE 
  • Member/Volunteer, Young Professionals in Energy 

Community Service 

  • Mentor, Women in Engineering Mentorship Workshop, Waterloo, 2017     
  • Volunteer, Maker Expo, Kitchener‐Waterloo, 2016     
  • Volunteer, Syrian Refugee Support Group, Calgary, 2016     
  • Organizer, Partnership Walk, Aga Khan Development Network, 2013 – 2015 
  • Volunteer, Micro-Finance Development Project, Gujarat India, AIESEC, 2012 
  • Volunteer, National Engineering Month, London, ON, 2007 

Conference or Technical Papers Given or Published

  • James, Jerome P., Choi, Hai-Won D., Pharoah, Jon G. “X-ray Computed Tomography Reconstruction and Analysis of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Porous Transport Layer.” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37.23 (2012): 18216-18230. Print. 
  • James, Jerome P. “Determination of Transport Properties of PTL Layers of Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Using Micro X-Ray Tomography.” Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition (2010). Poster. 

Candidate Statement

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I am honored to be nominated for a director position on the board. Over the years, I have stood up for engineers through being a strong advocate of sound public policy that will allow the engineering profession to become more innovative and dynamic. This commitment led me to run in the last federal election on a platform of progressive energy policies. I have forged connections within all levels of government and I have a strong appreciation of how to advocate effectively within the public sector to create positive change. 

Over the past year, I have actively volunteered my time with OSPE. This has been shown through government lobbying efforts through the Political Action Network as well as through being a mentor to support women in engineering. I am excited about OSPE’s expanded mandate to strive for a more open and inclusive society through the creation of the Equity Diversity & Inclusion committee. If elected, I would assist in realizing this initiative so that everyone within our profession feels as though they have a voice. 

 For more information visit https://ospe.on.ca/about_us/governance/board-election-2020/.

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