22-25 AUGUST 2023



Karen Dalkie

Karen Dalkie

Karen Dalkie is celebrating 25 years with the  Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and over the past two+ decades she has spearheaded and implemented a variety of projects and initiatives across the globe on behalf of the organization.

In addition to providing strategic-level oversight to CBIE’s implementation of projects funded by Global Affairs Canada as well as foreign clients, Karen is also responsible for developing new partnership and development initiatives for the organization with a range of international and Canadian partners across government, academia and civil society. She is also actively engaged in deepening CBIE’s relations with member institutions, particularly through leading CBIE’s International Partnership mission series which provides unique opportunities for members to explore and pursue educational partnerships with countries across the world. Karen also represents CBIE, the national voice of Canada’s international education sector, in a range of international fora.

Karen has a strong command of French, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian and has worked extensively across the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Karen received her MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. She also studied in Moscow as an international student at the Moscow State Pedagogical University and holds a Certificate of Teaching English Language Certificate from Carleton University.