Karen Dalkie | Vice President, Development and Partnerships
Karen Dalkie joined Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in 1998 and over the past two decades she has spearheaded and implemented projects and initiatives in the areas of scholarship management, peace education, and technical-assistance capacity-building. She is currently leading new partnership and development initiatives for the organization with a range of international and Canadian partners across government, academia and civil society. Most recently, Karen has led international collaboration missions of Canadian post-secondary institutions to Vietnam, Mexico, Norway and Chile and provides strategic-level oversight to CBIE’s implementation of the GAC-funded Launching Economic Achievement Program for Women in Jordan (LEAP) and administration of the Government of Canada’s International Scholarship Program.
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 and her BA in History and Russian from the University of Manitoba. She also studied in Moscow at the Moscow State Pedagogical University and holds a Certificate of Teaching English Language Certificate from Carleton University.