Chandima graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Area Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2018 and is an Academic Program Coordinator at Simon Fraser University. He is interested in the intersection of politics and religion and is passionate about engagement with Asia (specifically South and Southeast Asia) through arts and culture. He has over two years of experience working in marketing, programming, and event co-ordination within higher education in the Lower Mainland.
By engaging with the diasporic artist community, institutions, and community organizations in the Lower Mainland, Chandima looks forward to co-creating with his Asia Pacific Youth Council colleagues arts and culture events targeting young Canadian engagement with Asia. He loves travelling and has travelled around North America, Western Europe, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia in an attempt to satisfy an insatiable appetite for good food.