Wilde, Catherine



Job Title

(Acting) Director, Development and Partnerships


Canadian Bureau for International Education

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

MEd, 2007


Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC)


Alberta, Canada

I have been very fortunate to develop a career that has combined several interests in international development and adult education. I am originally from Edmonton and started my career in Calgary, working with CUSO, a Canadian international development organization. A short-term secondment to the CUSO Ottawa office led to 13-years of living and working in Ottawa. At CUSO, I coordinated youth internship programs with colleagues in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and the Caribbean. After completing an online Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC) at UBC, I took on other roles directly in education. During a brief period living in Vancouver, I worked as an instructor on intercultural communication programs, teaching international students at UBC’s Centre for Intercultural Communication. After moving back to Ottawa, I took a role with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), managing a Global Affairs Canada International Scholarships Program. Most recently, with CBIE in 2021, I led an alumni extension program for the African Leaders of Tomorrow program that included developing an online leadership program for alumni. I am currently managing development and partnerships at CBIE. As an education practitioner with 15+ years of progressive experience in higher education, global learning, and roles within the not-for-profit and post-secondary sectors, it is an honour to champion student and faculty mobility through my work in international education. I love learning and continually evolve my skills in collaborative, team-focused environments. Personally and outside of work, as an avid hiker, canoeist and cross-country skier, I revel in being active in four seasons. I look forward to engaging with new UBC alumni.

Email: cgwilde@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinewilde