Jermaine Cowie

A proud native of Jamaica, Jermaine Cowie decidedly moved to Toronto, Canada to pursue academic goals and perhaps experience a shift in life that comes with bold moves. He is currently in his final year of studies, reading for a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology, at York University. Most recently he has boldly undertaken the role of youth Ambassador of Jamaica. This role has allowed him exposure to new cultural perspectives and travel opportunities. He has been able to successfully complete a certificate in Urban Planning in 2016, courtesy of the Shanghai Education and Training Centre of Commerce in Shanghai, China.

Jermaine is most notably involved in various aspects of Diaspora communities, he is specifically active with the Jamaican, Caribbean and African communities here in Canada. He is also a leader and has served in various capacities; as President and Communications Director, for the Community of United Jamaicans (CUJAM) - a cultural and social organization at York University. He has also served as the assistant secretary for the Kingston College Old Boys Association (KCOBA) Toronto Chapter.

His community work in Toronto and Jamaica have not gone unnoticed. Receiving multiple awards for his sterling contribution to community development. Some of his accolades include: recipient of the Maurice McDonald Award for excellence in Academics and Community Service and the Community of United Jamaicans Award for excellence in community service. When he is not busy running for student leadership or studying Jermaine can be found letting his proverbial hair down with his contribution to various competitive dance ensembles and more. He is no stranger to the stage and performances and looks forward to being able to expand his skills through new undertakings in the theatre arts.

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