Jim Fisher

Jim Fisher
Jim Fisher
BFA (York Fine Arts), MBA (York Schulich School of Business)
Professor Emeritus
Department of Cinema & Media Arts

A documentary filmmaker with experience in both film and television, Professor Fisher retired from teaching production at York University in 2012.  Beginning as an undergraduate student in one of the early classes of the York Film Department,  he has worked at Film Arts, CITY-TV Toronto, Maclean Hunter, and CKVU-TV (now CITY-TV) Vancouver.

Professor Fisher taught production at York University for over thirty years and during his tenure served as Department Chair and Production Area coordinator.  He was the founder of the York-Sheridan Joint Degree Program, the student exchange with Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, and the Department’s internship program.  For one year terms, he was a teacher and technical coordinator on the York-Jamia Mass Communications Project in New Delhi, India, and a consultant and teacher in the Film, Sound and Video program at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore.

In retirement he is working on family history projects and mowing the lawn.