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Joe's Show Reel
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September 1995 (Creation)
- MacInnis, Joseph B.
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1 videocassette (23 min., 13 sec.): VHS
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Dr. Joe MacInnis, C.M. MD. FRCP. (Hon) LLD. (Hon), earned a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1962 and was awarded a research position at the University of Pennsylvania to begin what would become his pursuit for the following three decades: the study of the physiology and psychology of men and women in undersea conditions. Between 1964 and 1970 he worked as the medical director of Ocean Systems Inc., the world's largest diving and underwater engineering company. In 1970, Dr. MacInnis participated in the research and writing of Canada's first national ocean policy. During this time, he initiated the first of eleven diving expeditions to study the systems and techniques needed to work safely under the ice in the near-freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean. In the next decade, his team would make more than 1,000 dives and construct the world's first undersea polar station, the Sub-Igloo.
In 1978 Dr. MacInnis led the team that discovered, explored, and filmed the HMS Breadalbane, a three-masted British barque crushed by the ice in the Northwest Passage in 1853. Located in 340 feet of water 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the HMS Breadalbane is the world's northernmost known shipwreck. Shortly after the discovery of the Breadalbane, Dr. MacInnis turned his attention to the most infamous shipwreck of all - the Titanic. He made two dives to the bow and stern of the Titanic between 1985 and 1991, and was co-leader of the two million dollar project to film the ship in IMAX format. In 2005, he joined James Cameron on a dive that produced a 90 minute live broadcast from some of the last unseen rooms of the ship.
Dr. MacInnis is involved in a number of community service projects that reflect the wide range of his interests, supporting both scientific and artistic ingenuity and the protection of the environment. He has been awarded five honorary doctorates, the Queen's Anniversary Medal, the Admiral's Medal and the country's highest honour, the Order of Canada. He regularly lectures on topics of leadership and teamwork, and continues to publish on his underwater discoveries.
For additional biographical information, see www.drjoemacinnis.com
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Donated to the Ryerson University Library by Dr. Joe MacInnis.
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Digital file on hard drive. One copy on BetacamSP. See signature notes for label information.
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Digital copies only. Original records are not accessible/viewable using the equipment in the reading room. Digital copies may be viewed onsite
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VHS label has McDonalds logo. Typed on label: Joe's Show Reel.
BetacamSP label: 5 cuts, 1995/ Nuclear sub/ deep sharks/ deep dive/ titanic/ killer whales
VHS label: 6 Cuts, KOM, E/F, Sharks, 16,000, Orcas, 1995
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