James Zacher

James Zacher CHT, Honours BA, BEd, MA

Clinical Hyperbaric Technician

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EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Honours BA – Experimental Psychology, University of Windsor
BEd, University of Toronto
MA – Brain Behaviour & Cognitive Science, York University

Hyperbaric Chamber Operator, DCBC
Hyperbaric Medical Technician, SFU
Commercial SCUBA Supervisor & Diver, DCBC
Canada Red Cross First Aid, AED & CPR Instructor

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

Member of Canadian Undersea Hyperbaric & Medical Association
Member of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society
Part-time Instructor Underwater Skills Program Seneca College

James Zacher worked for over two decades as a human factors scientist at York University where he was involved in the design, implementation and support of joint research projects with NASA, the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency, while he successfully completed his Masters degree in Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science.  During his tenure at York University Jim also was the technical lead for a number of multi-agent provincial and federal coordinated human factors research projects.

Currently, Jim is a clinical hyperbaric technician and research coordinator for studies examining the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).  Jim is a registered commercial supervisor and diver who assists with the Underwater Skills program at Seneca College, specifically training commercial and police recovery divers.  He also coordinates commercial dive operations involving robotics and 3D imaging, invasive aquatic species remediation, and provides water safety support for movie and film industry.