James (Jim) H. Tiessen is Associate Professor and Director of the School of Health Services Management at Ryerson University. He has degrees from the University of Alberta (B.Sc.), Guelph (M.Sc.) and York University’s Schulich School of Business (Ph.D.). Jim was a McMaster DeGroote School of Business faculty member for 10 years before joining Ryerson in 2008. Prior to his university career, Jim lived in Japan and later worked for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). He has served as President of the Japan Studies Association of Canada. He has been a visiting Scholar at the Asian Institute, Munk Centre of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and visiting research fellow at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo Japan. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Jim studies health and community care in comparative perspective with a focus on how countries addresses the needs of ageing populations.