Family, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2003 in memory of J. James Mackie. After a long career as an executive in the Canadian telecommunications industry, Jim became a founding partner of Distinct Features Inc., an Ottawa-based feature film and TV production company. In honour of both his contribution to telecommunications and his lifelong interest in interactive media, an annual graduate scholarship will be awarded from the Fund. The successful recipient will be either a master’s or doctoral student whose thesis research focuses on the interaction between human beings and technology and the use of technology to enhance human communication and interpersonal experience.