James Magnus-Johnston is the Director of the Centre for Resilience at Canadian Mennonite University, where he teaches in the fields of business and political studies; he’s also a Board Director with the Assiniboine Credit Union. He has an MPhil in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, where he studied the ecological impacts of the debt-based money system. He has a BA with majors in Political Studies (Hons), Rhetoric & Communications, and Theatre (Hons, Gold Medal) from the University of Winnipeg. James previously worked in the financial industry, in public policy positions, and as a social entrepreneur – helping to establish a food cooperative (The Farm Fresh Food Hub), a coffee shop (Fools + Horses), a composting service (Compost Winnipeg), and a coworking / experiential learning hub (the CMU Centre for Resilience). With a decade of teaching and working in the sphere of ecological economics, James is focusing his work at McGill on the development of a new urban land trust prototype to meet social, ecological, and financial needs. James would often rather be singing, and he lives in the woods.