James Cowan

Managing Editor, Special Projects
Maclean’s Magazine

James Cowan is the managing editor of special projects for Maclean’s, where he oversees the magazine’s education coverage and its popular university rankings. Prior to joining Maclean’s, he was editor-in-chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. He joined Canadian Business in 2009 as a senior writer, becoming deputy editor the following year. He previously worked as a reporter with the National Post, where he covered municipal, provincial and federal politics. He began his career as an editor at Saturday Night magazine. His work has also appeared in THIS magazine, EnRoute and Toronto Life. In 2007, he taught journalism in Africa as part of the Rwanda Initiative.