I received my BSc (Honours Math) and MSc from Carleton University in Ottawa and my PhD in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia where I studied the theory of knots and Alexander invariants of links. From my graduation in 1977 until 1985 I taught in the Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia and at International College in Vancouver. I joined the faculty at the College of the Rockies in 1985 where I have taught Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, and Astronomy. Each spring I tour the province for Scientists and Innovators in the Schools giving Mathematics and Science presentations to school children. I became a member of the Education Council at the College of the Rockies in 2001 and have been its chair since 2004. I was vice chair of the British Columbia Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics and Statistics (BCcupms, the mathematics articulation committee) from 2003--2008 and have been its chair since 2008.
In my spare time, I try to understand the transition from Romanesque to Gothic architecture. In France and in 2008 my wife, daughter and I did a bicycle tour of Romanesque churches in Burgundy and in 2012 we did a similar tour in Catalonia. I am also very active in music. I have studied piano with Cecilia Ignatieff, classical guitar with Michael Strutt, voice with Winona Denys, and renaissance lute with Victor Coelho. For many years I was harpsichordist with the Vancouver Baroque Ensemble. I was assistant editor of the Journal of the Lute Society of America where my article Regular Meantone Temperaments Applied to Francesco da Milano appeared. My current project is to edit all the extant music of the French piano virtuoso and composer Henri Bertini (1798--1876).
James Bailey 15:47, 3 October 2012 (EDT)