Current Place of Residence: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
University: Memorial University of Newfoundland; University of Toronto
Current/Recent Course: B.A. (Hons.) Economics and Political Science
James is completing an honours B.A. in Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto. An alumnus of the SHAD program for outstanding high school students, he was awarded the University of Toronto National Scholarship for candidates demonstrating “superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context.” At the University of Toronto, James was news editor of The Varsity and he is currently online editor of the paper. He is the founder of Code NL, an initiative dedicated to improving computer education in his home province, and every week he spends some time tutoring and mentoring underprivileged students with Project: Universal Minds. He relaxes by practicing ballroom dancing and playing recreational tennis. James is considering a career in journalism.