The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Dr. Joe MacInnis


Dr. Joe MacInnis, 75, Medical Doctor, Explorer, Motivational Speaker, Author

He describes himself as an “accidental leader” in his new book, Deep Leadership: Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments, but he has lived his life with purpose. He has worked with the U.S. Navy, the Canadian government, the Russian Academy of Sciences, NASA and with James Cameron on his Titanic dives and record-breaking solo dive to the earth’s deepest point. MacInnis has led or participated in more than 50 major undersea expeditions and logged more time in the Arctic Ocean than any other scientist. “Spending treasured moments with my wife, 

children and grandchildren was my most important accomplishment this year. Three months in the Western Pacific as the journalist and backup physician on James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition – when he made his epic seven-mile dive – was a close second.”