Lamin Jabbi was born in the Gambia West Africa. Lived in Canada since 1986, and attended University of Toronto. Currently teaches at Seneca College, and he is a professor and the program Coordinator for the College Opportunities Program (CAP) at Newnham Campus. He was a former public school teacher here Toronto and in his native Gambia. He was also one of founding member of the first Gambian Association in Canada. Lamin was appointed by the former Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean under the recommendation of the Federal cabinet to serve as Chairperson of the Board of Referees for Employment Insurance dispute claims for the Ontario Regional Division in Toronto. He served two three year terms from 2008 – 2013 as Chairperson charged with adjudicating Employment Insurance dispute claims. He has also sat on several community boards in Toronto. His interest is to increase the accessibility of Post-Secondary education to marginalized youth and community engagement. In addition, Lamin also sat on the Food Share board and that of Spanish speaking People’s Education Network here in Toronto.