Born in Montreal from a family of Cambodian war refugees, Jimmy has travelled in close to 30 countries and worked for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Canadian Parliament as well as international charity Free The Children. His interests span across culture and the arts, education, community and civic engagement, as well as the role and impact of new technologies on these themes. He began his university studies in philosophy and completed the undergraduate studies in industrial relations at the Université de Montréal, complementing his studies with courses in international cooperation and philanthropy management.

In 2014 and 2015, Jimmy completed a solo motorcycle journey across the Americas, in which he did photographic interviews with overs 150 people from the 18 countries he visited. He has presented photo exhibits in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as Montreal, Canada, with the goal of highlighting the value of cultural diversity and the role of the arts in facilitating intercultural dialogue and learning. Jimmy has also published a photo documentary book titled "Americano" that captures his encounters and reflections from his travels, including a key focus on notions of a common sense of identity in Americas.

Facilitation & Speaking Engagements:

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Club Photo Évasion | St-Bruno | February 2018

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | TAV College | Montréal | February 2018

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Collège Durocher St-Lambert | St-Lambert | January 2018

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | St. Johns High School | Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu | January 2018

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | École secondaire De Rochebelle | Ste-Foy | January 2018

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Tamarack Camera Club | Happy Valley-Goose Bay | September 2017

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Franco-Centre | Iqaluit, Nunavut | June 2017

Facilitator : Indigenous Knowledge Sharing Project | Coop Le Millieu | Montreal | June 2017

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | CÉGEP de Ste-Foy | Québec | Mai 2017

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Westwood Senior High School | Hudson | Mai 2017

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Atwater Library | Montreal | April 2017

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | CÉGEP de Victoriaville | April 2017

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Westmount Library | Montréal | April 2017

Facilitator : Changer le monde par les arts | Académie Lafontaine | St-Jérome | April 2017

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Club Photo de Repentigny | Repentigny | April 2017

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Collège Letendre | Laval | April 2017

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Westwood Junior High School | St. Lazare | April 2017

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Manitoba UNESCO Schools Network | Winnipeg | April 2017

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | École d'éducation internationale de Laval | Laval | March 2017

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Collège Durocher de Saint-Lambert | Saint-Lambert | March 2017

Speaker : Living WE in the Americas | WE Day Montreal | Théâtre St-Denis, Montréal | February 2017

Facilitator : Table ronde sur le Tibet | Coop le Milieu, Montréal | February 2017

Facilitator : Changer le monde par les arts | Collège Durocher de Saint-Lambert, Saint-Lambert | February 2017

Facilitator : The places we love | University of the Streets Café | Université Concordia, Montréal | February 2017

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Club Photo de Laval | Laval | January 2017

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | Café Nostalgica, Université d'Ottawa | Ottawa | December 2016

Facilitator : Changer le monde par les arts | École secondaire Horizon Jeunesse, Laval | December 2016

Facilitator : The true impact of punishment | University of the Streets Café | Université Concordia, Montréal | November 2016

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | École secondaire Horizon Jeunesse | Laval | November 2016

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Eldorado Bokhandel | Oslo, Norway | November 2016

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Oslo Katedralskole | Oslo, Norway | November 2016

Speaker : Intercultural Dialogue through Photography | TEOK Berlin | Berlin, Germany | November 2016

Speaker : Le Dialogue Interculturel par la photographie | Antenne Sorbonne UNESCO | Paris, France | October 2016

Facilitator : Rencontre avec les Premières Nations | Coop le Milieu | Montréal | October 2016

Speaker : Todos Somos Americanos : Les amériques en moto | Centre culturel Simón Bolívar, Montréal | September 2016

Facilitator et conférencier : Sommet de l'engagement jeunesse des YMCA | Camp Kanawana, Saint-Sauveur | September 2016

Facilitator : Ginger Garden 2016 : Asian Canadian Wiki & Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Montréal | September 2016

Facilitator and Speaker : Journée de la Terre | Académie Lafontaine, St-Jérôme | April 2016

Facilitator and Speaker : Journée UNESCO | Collège Ste-Sacrement, Terrebonne | April 2016

Facilitator and Speaker : UNESCO ASPnet School National Canadian Conference | Winnipeg | April 2016

Facilitator : The power of profit | University of the Streets Café | Université Concordia, Montréal, March 2016

Facilitator : Living language | University of the Streets Café | Université Concordia, Montréal, Novembre 2015

Speaker : Photographing Human Dignity | United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica, February 2015

Speaker : Deux jours pour le leadership jeunesse | Établissements verts Brundtland - CSQ, Québec, October 2014

Speaker : The youth's new cultural practices | 40th Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference, Ottawa, October 2014

Facilitator : Hybrid Identities | University of the Streets Café | Université Concordia, Montréal, September 2014

And many more...

Work experiences :

Educational and Cultural Consulting | Panam Jimmy - Intercultural Learning Services | Global | 2014 - 2018 

Program Officer | Canadian Commission for UNESCO | Ottawa | 2013 - 2014 

Political Advisor | House of Commons of Canada | Laval and Ottawa | 2011 - 2013 

Motivational Speaker and Facilitator | Free The Children | Montréal | 2010 - 2011

Human Resources Generalist | Softimage / Avid Technology | Montréal | 2008

Research Assistant | Canadian Centre for German and European Studies | Université de Montréal | 2007

Assistant Manager | La Maison Simons | Laval | 2004 - 2006

Book advisor | Libraire Smith / Indigo Books | Laval | 2003

Directorships and Advisory Board Memberships :

Administrator | CYCC Network - Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada | 2011 - 2014

Administrator | Emaho - Entraide et développement | 2013 - 2014

Member | Youth Advisory Group | Canadian Commission for UNESCO | 2007 - 2013

Member | Observatoire Jeunesse d'Oxfam-Québec | 2008 - 2013

Member - Community Representative, Governing Board | École secondaire Horizon Jeunesse | 2003 - 2013

Administrator | Cercle de Paix | 2012 - 2013

Administrator | Laval Health and Social Services Agency | 2006 - 2012

Administrator | Forum Jeunesse Laval - Conférence régional des élues de Laval | 2005 - 2011

Member | Comité conseil Jeunes Volontaires | Carrefour Jeunesse-emploi de Laval | 2009 - 2010

Vice-president | Assemblée Parlementaire des Étudiants du Québec | 2009 - 2010

President | Forum Jeunesse Laval - Conférence régional des élues de Laval | 2007 - 2009

Administrator | Table de concertations des Forums Jeunesse Régionaux du Québec | 2007 -2009

Administrator | Carrefour Jeunesse-emploi de Laval | 2006 - 2007

Member, Blue Ring Society (Student committee | Dawson College | 2002 - 2003

Member - Student representative, Social Sciences Program Committee | Dawson College | 2002 - 2003 

President, Student Council | École secondaire Horizon Jeunesse | 2000 - 2001 

Countries visited :

Argentina

Belgium

 

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Danemark

 

Ecuador

England

 

El Salvador

France

Germany

Guatemala

Greece

Honduras

Iran

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Norway

Panama

Peru

South Korea

Switzerland

United States

Uruguay

Venezuela

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