Marina Jimenez

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Marina Jimenez has been a journalist for 23 years and has worked at the Vancouver Sun, CBC Television, the National Post and from 2003-2013 at the Globe and Mail. She is the recipient of three National Newspaper Award nominations, one National Newspaper Award in beat reporting (immigration), two National Magazine Awards and was also a Massey Fellow at the University of Toronto in 2009-10. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and in April, 2013 left her role at the Globe to take a new position: President of the Canadian Council for the Americas. The CCA is Canada's premier forum for trade and dialogue between Canada and the Americas. She is currently working as a writer for the Premier of Ontario.


Marina Jimenez is the daughter of a Spanish physician and an Australian physiotherapist. Her parents met at Rabbit Hill in Edmonton while her mother and her twin sister were skiing. The twin broke her leg and her father was the intern on call and treated her. She grew up in Lawrence Park, Toronto, the ultimate outsider-insider, daughter of immigrants, schooled and raised in old WASP Toronto.