Chemi Lhamo

Chemi Lhamo is a Tibetan-Canadian human rights activist. She currently serves as the Campaign Director at Students for a Free Tibet and on the leadership council of the World Liberty Congress. Formerly, she served as the Canadian representative for the International Tibet Network’s Steering Committee.

In 2019, Lhamo was elected president of the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. However, her victory was met with intense and hateful backlash from pro-China movements, including threats and a petition calling for her to step down.

In 2021, Lhamo took part in the protests during the Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony, part of the movement that called for the boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. As a result, she was detained and imprisoned for 3 days.

Her work and activism have landed her on the Maclean Top 50 Power List of Canada 2022. She has also received the 2020 Global Icon of Tibetan Youth Award and the 2022 Urban Hero Award.



Free Tibet with Chemi Lhamo

Tibetan-Canadian human rights activist and community organizer, Chemi Lhamo, addresses the 16th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for her remarks. Full Remarks: Home.  Where is home for one that has never seen their own beautiful country, and in my case: Bhoe. Tibet.  Tashi delek